Originally Posted by Phantom Stranger
So you agree there was room for improvement here?
In some respects, certainly. The compression could be improved, there's some digital anomalies, the contrast seems overly low compared to the look of a healthy Eastman print... don't know what the original color timing was, or how much of that color is left on the film, so can't speculate if the cooler palette is correct or not. But as far as the dupes, the opticals, the diffusion filtering, not much to be done about that (unless they can somehow go back to the excised parts of the o-neg digitally). And while I don't think the transfer has the full resolution of a 35mm anamorphic film by way of blu-ray, those lenses were inherently pretty soft (which is often mistaken for DNR) and I don't think trying to correct
that is a good idea at all. Frankly, I don't think there's anything anyone could do to make the folks who think it's appropriate to compare this to Ben-Hur and Lawrence of Arabia happy.Edited by 42041 - 6/6/13 at 11:26am