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But… but… grain!

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Paramount’s HD DVD release of Babel features a stellar transfer (note: the MPEG-2 Blu-ray version is not reviewed here) which shows off the varied methods of photography to great effect. From the rough, 16mm Moroccan scenes to the 35mm anamorphic look of Tokyo, there’s really nothing to complain about here barring some minor artefacting. Predictably, not all reviewers were quite so impressed, some of them labelling the abundant grain a “problem with the transfer” (morons), but I’ll let you judge for yourselves using the images below.

Babel
(Paramount, USA, AVC, 25.8 GB)

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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 7:31 PM | Comments: 2
Categories: Cinema | HD DVD | Reviews | Technology

 
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1.

Excellent film, in fact, recently purchased the Japanese edition with PCM and TrueHD 5.1. :)

http://www.yesasia.com/global/1004975340-0-0-0-en/info.html
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=GABLY-1182

Posted by: Anon, July 30, 2008 5:37 PM

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What would be the point of transfers of 21 Grams or Babel without grain!

Posted by: anephric, July 31, 2008 7:27 AM

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