Originally Posted by oink
I managed to, finally, get thru all the BDs....
Basically, this release is a disappointment.
JP1 has detail...and that is good.
But the BD isn't inspiring, by any stretch.
JP2 is frickin' awful.
Seriously, are we certain this isn't the DVD master?
FWIW, the movie itself is worthy to enter the hallowed halls of Mystery Science Theater.
I knew I didn't like it during its Theatrical Release....now, I recall why.
JP3 is the best of the bunch, at least in terms of PQ/SQ.
While NOT perfect, it puts the others in the shade by a considerable amount.
I gotta say if this release isn't a giant FU to Spielberg, I don't know what is...
Spielberg has gotten a lot of criticism for being too sappy.
These movies show him at his sappiest.
To add to this....
The 1st two films have inconsistent audio quality.
can, at times, sound shallow and brittle, while sound effects are of high quality.
This makes for a frustrating soundtrack....one minute cursing it and the next marvelling at the clarity.
JP3 doesn't have this issue, it's consistent throughout.
The video for Lost World is SO bad I turned up The Detail Enhancer +7 and Edge Enhancer +2 on my Oppo 83 to make it look even remotely
It's really that bad.
The early scene of Ian meeting Hammond will make you wonder if somehow someone slapped a BD label on a DVD and stuck it in the set as a joke.
This is some of the worst video I have ever seen on a BD.
I have to wonder if this isn't a jab at SS.
If you recall, he wouldn't allow Universal to put his films out on HD-DVD.
No doubt this pi$$ed off the Powers-That-Be at the studio.
And, no doubt, part of the HD-DVD marketing plan leaned heavily on the SS blockbusters to establish the format against the rival BD.
If he had let it happen, it might have been possible for HD-DVD to be around today.
Sadly, the thought of the upcoming Jaws BD looking this way is....