Originally Posted by emgesp /forum/post/18223026
you would think Blu-ray has an advantage over theatrical prints.
Not according to this:Quote:
Originally Posted by worth /forum/post/18235492
Also, most 35mm release prints fall somewhere in the neighbourhood of 720p-1080p, and you have gate weave on top of that. So unless you're seeing a film in 2K or 4K digital, the theatrical presentation typically has less detail than blu-ray, and it's being projected onto a much larger screen.
Of course, film has other advantages - greater dynamic range, colour depth, no compression etc. But strictly in terms of detail, blu-ray usually wins out.
This is from the cinematographer of Jennifer's Body:
This isn't accurate or even provable, but my mental checklist is that 35mm negative is 4K at best (3K on average) whether or not you want to argue for even higher scanning resolutions, and that 35mm answer print resolution is 2K at best, and a 35mm release print from an IP/IN is less than that, let's say 1K.