"Any problem on Earth can be solved with the careful application of high explosives"
Finally got around to watching this on BR. Gotta say, it's better the second time around (once in the theatre). Fine, even grain present throughout, giving this title a very pleasing film-like look. First thing to notice was the incredible detail in facial close-up's. They were easily in the Mid to Low Tier 0 range. However, this was not consistent throughout. Medium shots, while excellent for the most part, did suffer from some softness at times. It almost appeared like the camera had problems catching up on focus when more than one person was present.
Some of the indoor shots had some contrast issues as well. These were just a handful and, for the most part, contrast was bold and helped define incredible detail on uniforms, trees, etc. I should mention the washed out opening scene in North Africa. It wasn't too bothersome for me just because it helped accentuate the heat (great to see those P-40's in action!) Blacks were bold and low-light scenes were very well detailed. The black boots of the officers in the beginning were a good example. I had issues with the green foliage. I felt they were not the usual lush green that I've seen in high-tiered movies. I don't know if these were German leaves or time/season, but they appeared too light, almost washed out. I also felt the red flags, while the scene was still eye catching, were not the deep red I remembered from the theatre.
Outside of those complaints, the HD experience was definitely there. The strengths are definitely the clear definition and texture of objects - from facial features to the detail on the Junkers.
Tier Recommendation: 1.50
ln46a650 - 1080p/24 - 8'
You see me reaching for my f****** wallet?!?