Originally Posted by ADU
I'll give the original Theatrical cut a try. Perhaps the color correction and audio are better on that version.
I am (sincerely) mystified though why the DC looks (and sounds) as bad as it does. This was one of the biggest grossing films of it's day. And there must've been better material to use for the DC than what ended up on this disc. It's just perplexing.
It looks exactly how it's supposed to look. Perhaps a brand new 4K or 8K transfer might resolve the grain even more, but hey...
Maybe this kind of "popular" opinion is why the 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition set is $13.99 at Amazon and an unbelievable $9.99 at Best Buy.
It's actually a bit depressing...
I'm a HUGE fan of the film, saw it multiple times in 1977-78, 1980, have the Criterion CAV set, the DVD Special Edition, had the orig CD pressing of the soundtrack, have the remastered CD, have the orig script, TOPPS card set, poster, and now the Blu-ray, which IMHO is the HOLY GRAIL for this film.
Add it to your library before the UE pressing is gone.
Just my $.02