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Home Alone Blu-ray impressions

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It took some time, but I’m finally able to provide you with direct screen captures for Fox’s recent Blu-ray Disc release of Home Alone.

A slightly revised master appears to have been used compared with that which found its way on to the 2007 Family Fun Edition DVD release. Some additional dirt and scratches have been cleaned up, and a grain reduction pass also appears to have been applied: the DVD actually shows a more pronounced grain structure, which is rather unusual. The compressionist on this title actually contacted me regarding its appearance, and, since he/she has stated that he/she did no additional filtering or noise reduction, we must assume that these steps were carried out at an earlier stage in the chain. In addition to the slightly “digital” look the film now has as a result of the grain reduction, it also has a somewhat soft appearance, but I suspect that this is largely representative of the original materials rather than because of any monkeying around with the master. The bottom line: not an amazing-looking disc by any stretch of the imagination, but watchable enough. 6/10

Home Alone
studio: 20th Century Fox; country: USA; region code: A;
codec: AVC; file size: 30.6 GB; average bit rate: 42.64 Mbit/sec

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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 at 10:26 PM | Comments: 3
Categories: BD Impressions | Blu-ray | Cinema | DVD | Technology

 
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1.

From the still frames shown here it doesn't look as bad as i thought it might look.

I agree regarding the softer look and don't think that's an issue here and was probably how they filmed it.

Posted by: FoxyMulder, December 31, 2008 4:09 PM

2.

I need to ask - Is there edge enhancement ?

The X Files - Fight The Future was ruined for me because of the edge enhancement pervasive throughout the film.

Posted by: FoxyMulder, December 31, 2008 4:10 PM

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No edge enhancement that I could detect, and I watched it on a 123” display.

Posted by: Michael Mackenzie, December 31, 2008 4:31 PM

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