Originally Posted by Xylon
If this is verified by members then a lot of people or so called "experts" will owe Dave Mack a public apology.
So, how do we
explain this? Very curious.
I have a few words
about this BD transfer as soon as I get more screenshots in. I need to see this thru to the end.
I was just trying to back myself up, not be a know it all pain. My screenshots were literally just a digital camera pointed at my screen but my eyes knew something looked wonky.
You know, I have had a PS3 since last year, Dracula is one of my fave films of all times. I was so stoked for this release and even defended it when the first reviews came in when I hadn't seen it yet until I got my copy.
Then I was crucified over at BD.com and banned, was told my "calibration" was "off", that I had "an agenda", that I was "anti-blu" etc, etc. when all I did was point out and try to explain and defend my observations.
The screenshot comparison here of the "writing" hopefully backs me up once and for all. I had no agenda, I love the film and truly think the BD looks wrong in several spots. New color timing? Ok, even if a bit revisionist... But black levels so crappy that much of the image is now gone? Why build the amazing sets with all the detail in the first place? The entire "Harker wandering through the castle scene" is a murky, flat, soft mess where it wasn't before.
Here are xylon's shots made a bit smaller...
Just IMHO, the BD looks unnatural, processed, digital, flat and just bad.
I have a light cannon of a PJ, a mits hc3000 and turning up the "brightness" here, even all the way does not reveal the writing, it's just gone.
And what was confirmed was that a "REP" from Zoetrope relayed Coppolla's wishes for the tranfer to the people doing it. AFAIK, he himself was NOT there and didn't "personally" supervise it.