Originally Posted by paku
Someone on blu-ray.com
posted a comparison pic and although it's jpg vs png the UK Fox disc looks like it might have better compression/grain. The opening is from a worse film element than on the US Warner though.
Maybe caps-a-holic will have a proper comparison but I think I'll get the UK disc, especially since it's so much cheaper. Even though Warner has improved a lot I still trust Fox better when it comes to compression.
~300-400KB JPEGs with the full 1080p frame used will begin to show a pretty distinct quality loss/softening, so any grain-peeping is probably not terribly reliable... it's a shame, BD.com used to have much less compressed JPEGs.
Odd that the opening looks so bad on the UK disc. Was it made from some sort of partially complete version of the restoration
I think WB has been pretty good with compression since they switched to AVC and this one's at a pretty healthy 30MBPS average; hopefully someone does a more thorough comparison.