Originally Posted by HD-Master
You need to read the previous post...again....and very carefully. This isn't up for interpretation, opinion, or guesswork. It is what it is. These films are not yours and the decisions made in reference to their production are not yours to make. The people who have the responsibility and privilege of making those choices, have done so. The only choice you have is whether or not you decide to view and enjoy them.
I don't actually. I fully understood it the first time I read it and responded to it. You are the one who needs to re-read. I've said nothing at all about wanting anything that is anything but how the movie is supposed to look. We simply differ in the belief that the VASTLY different look of FOTR on Blu Ray is how it's actually supposed to be. Even though it doesn't look that way, and hasn't looked that way, before or since. I could understand if there were irrefutable proof that the the way it looks on the latest disc is the way it looked when released to theaters, and is the way that PJ wants it to look. But there isn't. No matter what anyone says, there isn't. PJ hasn't come out and said "Hey guys, I've watched the Blu Ray on a calibrated monitor, and although it looks vastly different from the previous releases, both theatrically and at home, it is the way I've always wanted it to look, and is the way it is supposed to look. Yes, I know what you're thinking, and I purposely didn't adjust the two remaining films, or The Hobbit to match it, but it's perfectly fine and how it should be. Carry on." Had he said anything like that, then I'd simply be upset that he made the movie look like ass. But he didn't. I'm upset that the movie looks bad AND it doesn't look the way it should.
I am 100% in favor of movies at home looking exactly the way they should, and be accurate to whatever the reference is. That's why I have a calibrated TV and I try to purchase whatever version of the movie is closest to accurate. As far as LOTR.........2 and 3 look great, 1 doesn't. That's my opinion. There is no proof that the movie looks correct. Logically, it's pretty difficult to surmise that it does, no matter what the studio has said. But hey, you can choose to believe what you want.Edited by lordcloud - 10/29/13 at 8:33am