As far as anamorphic is concerned, I agree. With the surfeit of Super 35 flicks over the last couple of decades we've gotten used to their more immediate sense of sharpness on video, even when going from an IP as some transfers undoubtedly have done, but anamorphic lensing + film finish + IP transfer = noticeably soft video. Anamorphic + DI finish + direct digital transfer = blisteringly sharp video. Heck, even a 33-year-old anamorphic show like Alien - shot in a similarly dark, dingy style - exhibits more detail on Blu than most of Nolan's anamorphic flicks because of the 4K neg scan and Lowry pass that it received.
Edited by Geoff D - 12/6/12 at 4:51am