Originally Posted by IanRW
Haineshisway was only stating it looked fantastic to a poster who was accusing the transfer of looking not much better than SD. I don't think it was being argued that Notorious is the very best High-def image ever put on disc.
Even so, I imagine the difference between Notorious and Sierra Madre and the new 4K Casablanca aren't as major as you make them out to be.
Correct, but people love to put words in other people's mouths. And, of course, he hasn't seen the 4K transfer of Casablanca and therefore should not be commenting on it. I think Notorious looks swell on Blu-ray. I don't need to play these comparison games because, you know, I'm watching Notorious and to my eyes, eyes which, BTW, have seen several lovely 35mm prints, it's a lovely transfer that very much looks like the 35mm prints. You cannot compare it to Casablanca because Casablanca had a different creative team, different cameraman, and didn't have nearly as many opticals or rear projection scenes.