Originally Posted by sharkcohen
The difference between the DVD and Blu-ray is magnitudes. I really don't see how the picture has been trashed at all.
Even the difference over the HDTV version is there, which is only dealing with a compression and encoding issue. The Blu-ray hasn't lost any detail, it's only lost noise. The color reproduction is much better, and there's still more sharpness and detail - just look at the highlights on his hair and beard. I'm still encouraged this is going to look much better on my tv than the DVDs did.
It may not be perfect, but what better is there to judge against on this particular title? I have a small collection because I'm discerning...I've rented then refused to buy Patton, Dark City, or Gattaca because of sub-par to crap picture, I've bought and sold Twister because of horrible DNR, I lament some of the 35mm scenes of Dark Knight...to me personally, this looks pretty good. And Fellowship is the softest of the three, this was apparent the two times I saw it in the theater, even.