Short review: One of the very best Blu-Rays ever released. 100% Steven Spielberg approved, audio and video. Mono sound track included. Fine film like grain throughout, with very minimal DNR. The partial DNR and partial re-grain was used to give a perfectly consistent image throughout: Similar to Aliens and Blade Runner. Perfect color timing. No EE. Perfect contrast levels. I've seen this movie in a theater in the late 80s and then again recently. This is my top 10 favorite movie of all time. This looks better than it did in the theater. It's like watching a 35mm film at home. Run, don't wait, to own this masterpiece of a movie. This is the very best Universal Blu-Ray release BY FAR.
- The full frontal water bush is there
I for sure thought that it would be hidden in the new color timing, but it's as clear as it ever was on any release!
- The truck's antenna is perfectly visible in each and every frame. Even as Chief Brody is reversing the truck. It's just harder to see because the house is in the background.
- Original mono soundtrack is there and it sounds great. As good as it did on the laserdisc.
- The 7.1 mix is also excellent and 100% approved by Steven Spielberg! Sure, some of the sound effects have been re-recorded, but it's great nevertheless. Most of the original mono elements are there. Brody is audible as he says "b*itch" during the explosion. Bottom line, both options are included, just as Spielberg promised.
Now I would like to address the blatant libel and nonsense above. This is in regards to the HD video and Photobucket effect comments. The only way that I can get that effect, is by playing this movie via an $80 Blu-Ray player on a 32" TV. But with this set-up, everything looks atrocious. Even the most basic HDTV set up ($1K - $1.5K) should be a huge eye opener for you sir.
Mr. Spielberg, please continue the amazing work that you do for each and every one of your films.Edited by NagysAudio - 8/14/12 at 10:48pm