Originally Posted by Rieper
Total Recall has the absolute worst transfer I've yet to see on Blu-ray.
Absolute horrible grain (worse than Blackhawk Down), print artifacts up the wazoo (like hair, dirt specs, you name it). The colors are muted and lifeless. The image detail was just average.
The same goes for "Terminator". It's a re-scan, with no cleaning up, so all the scratches & drop-outs are all there. Had I known I would have just kept the SD.
I just picked up "Terminator 2" and you guys are already saying that it isn't all that great a transfer. groan. Well, it's HAS to be better because the Ultimate Edition has the Theatrical and Extended versions on a double disc - dual layer disc (one of the few), which means that each side, 8.5 GB, is compressing a 156 & 136 minute movie along with all the extras.
So, yeah, the BD is a single layer 137 minute MPEG 2 edition. But I still expect it to look slightly better than the Ultimate Edition.
So, if anyone has the Ultimate Edition and the BD Theatrical Edition and you feel very strongly that there is no difference and that the BD is not worth owning, tell me now, before I open the package. Thanks.