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Since the aspect ratio is incorrect anyway (on both DVD and Blu), it really doesn't matter. Should be 1.66:1 per Paramount policy at the time (although it was reported in a trade magazine review that it screened at 1.75:1).


2014 edit: correct theatrical & filmed ratio is 1.75, which the US Blu- ray gets right.
 

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Originally Posted by NJPete  /t/1421047/sabrina-1954#post_22234471


Since the aspect ratio is incorrect anyway (on both DVD and Blu), it really doesn't matter. Should be 1.66:1 per Paramount policy at the time (although it was reported in a trade magazine review that it screened at 1.75:1).

I was talking about the DNR, should have made that clearer
 

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I don't see any DNR. All the problems of the DVD are gone and there's a fine layer of grain.


The DVD was horrendously over-sharpened + contrast boosted giving the impression of more detail. The sharpness looks completely turned OFF on the Blu-ray, giving it a far more filmlike appearence.

http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleiche/comparison.php?art=magnify&x=459&y=296&action=1&image=5&cID=1170&cap1=12547&cap2=12539&lossless=#vergleich

http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleiche/comparison.php?art=magnify&x=480&y=304&action=1&image=2&cID=1170&cap1=12542&cap2=12534&lossless=#vergleich


Looks pretty good to me.
 

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I watched it and am a bit confused. Is it DNRed? I'd say, no, or not much. But what confuses me is that it's at times so damn sharp looking (especially in the first half).

Which is not quite in sync with the overall look of the transfer or the grain texture and fine detail. I have a suspicion. I have no proof at all and I could very well be wrong.

But parts of it look like it has been Darbee processed at the source. It could not take my own Darbee processing without looking overprocessed. Hm....
 

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A dvd even when cheating with EE should not have more detail then a BD and yet thats what is in the few caps-a-holic.com images like in the hair.
 

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The DVD has false detail/noise and different grading. I suspect it's overall an older transfer lacking full HD detail which has then been massaged with some grain processing and Darbee or other detail enhancement processing.
 

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The DVD has false detail/noise and different grading.

As do some BDs.
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I suspect it's overall an older transfer lacking full HD detail which has then been massaged with some grain processing and Darbee or other detail enhancement processing.

I think you maybe right about an old scan.
 

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Actually, the European Sabrina is grain reduced as a comparison with the US version shows. It's also brighter and some detail enhancment has been applied. The US BD has a film look, the other one more of a digital video look.
 

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Actually, the European Sabrina is grain reduced as a comparison with the US version shows. It's also brighter and some detail enhancment has been applied. The US BD has a film look, the other one more of a digital video look.

You mean the Eu is brighter?
 
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