Originally Posted by KBMAN
The studios (esp Universal) do WHATEVER THEY WANT despite 'our' quest for faithful transfers...This is probably the only version of 'earthquaake' we'll ever see....
Since you are writing in generalities ever heard of Criterion? Or Gladiator? Universal certainly had it's way with Gladiator (and then some) but got a lot of blow back and perhaps a chewing out by Ridley. In the UK Universal released the first BD and then in the next year another BD (paramount done?) with 'remastered' on the cover and it is hardly the only distributor to have done this.
Sure it's unlikely but never say never. Just one management change could result in a decision to emulate Sony's double dip campaign.
Originally Posted by Tom Monahan
What are you guy's viewing this on? At 1X screen width on a 96" wide scope screen, the picture has that over sharpened look that looks nothing like film. The completely agree with the reviewer over at blu-ray.com.
If you guys think this transfer looks fine, you are easily pleased. No wonder the studios can get a way with releasing so many catalog releases look like this and worse. Universal has been horrible when it comes to this but people keep on buying their half ass releases..
It least EE is coincided, there was a time when getting acknowledgment Universal was doing EE (like the Psycho denials) was like pulling teeth.