Okay, the credits are rolling and all I can think of is what Fred said in his review's tier recommendation. He said (after placing it in Tier 1), "could be argued for low Tier 0." Well, guess what? I don't agree with him. Why? Cause I'm going to argue for the MIDDLE OF TIER 0!!!
Seriously, as I was watching this I kept thinking, "Did those guys (Snell and Fred) watch a different version of this movie or what?" Except for some
SOFTNESS inside the Group Home at times, this film had amazing CLARITY, mesmerizing DETAILS, astounding DEPTH, inky BLACKS and tantalizing SHADOW DETAILS, super strong CONTRAST, and last, but certainly not least, GORGEOUS COLORS. I did NOT see any elevated blacks like Fred did, nor did I really see much of a grain structure like Snell. Fact is, I didn't see any of the anomalies (banding and aliasing) mentioned in the review on Blu-ray.com.
I would love to see others chime in after seeing this. As it is now (with only 3 of us weighing in and 2 are arguing for Tier 1) it may barely make it into Tier 0. IMHO that would be a travesty.
Tier Recommendation: Tier 0* (.5)
PS The Dolby Atmos mix was PURE REFERENCE all the way through!
PPS The last LONG scene at the carnival was TOP TIER 0 material...simply unbelievable in every respect!