Originally Posted by WebEffect
No, you should be embarassd for thinking that the Academy Award-winning and knighted filmmaker is wrong and you are right. AVS arrogance at its finest
Nonsense, they've mushed away Gandolf's beard in almost every shot, and added some artifacts on top of the mushiness. This is *not* a very good transfer, and frankly I think Mr. Jackson should be embarrassed for blessing this type of low quality, lazy work *precisely* because he is an Academy Award winning, Knighted filmmaker. Mind you, I'm an admirer of the man's work and consider him to be a brilliant director.
I just discussed this release with my wife - again she loves these movies - and she wanted to see some of the screen caps. I told her she wouldn't see a difference, as she generally doesn't even care if a movie is on DVD or Blu-Ray. She immediately made a bit of a shocked face at every shot of Gandolf I showed her. Right away she noticed the mushy, missing details and became genuinely disappointed. My only arrogance was in assuming my wife wouldn't notice a difference.