If anyone has any interest at all in "this" Blu, pick it up soon.
This packaging will not last. Too intricate. Too expensive too make.
The extras in this package will be gone at retail & you'll end up paying more later.
The logo looks zoomed in & in bad shape.
When the movie starts, yellow is truer than any previous home video release.
Reds are the star tho (till the end).
Detail is good; losing information only in the backgrounds.
'Looks like a new movie' is a video saying much abused.
1st off, an older film most likely shouldn't look "new".
And then, the problem of over processing raises its ugly head.
Scrubbing away any sense an old film may have had that identified it w/the time of its original theatrical engagement.
"TD" looks its age (in a good way).
"TD" looks like a 70's film shot in NYC.
And that's a good thing.
Grain varies appropriately by scene & even by shot.
Some close-ups look zoomed in; w/too large a grain structure.
While well lit close-ups (& med & long shots) show fine grain structure.
Skintones are realistic. Accordingly correct too the lighting of the scene.
The scene outside the cabby's dinner discolors the actors skintones too a muddy orange; while the red neon sign reflects true in the windows across the street.
W/the entire movie showing realistic colors, how dark should the hallway & room be in the whore's hotel?
I don't know.
I saw plenty of detail tho & plenty of blood!
IMO the photoshopped pic in this thread of the killing spree is much too bright.
I all so wish the original color was regained. And thought from previous posts that is was. The good news is there is a lamp shade on the ceiling of the tracking shot (brilliant!) that shows a brilliant red.
How the red on the lamp is richly colored, yet the blood in the room isn't I give some too the actually lighting in the room (and therefore hallway as well/there is no way that hotel would have a well lit hallway!).
[even tho we all know it was technically desaturated as well]
How can I get any $$$ for my DVD?!?!