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Enemy of the State - image comparison

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After absolutely ages, I’ve finally done a new DVD image comparison. Tonight, I take a gander at Enemy of the State, a silly but highly entertaining thriller from the master of cheese and explosions, Jerry Bruckheimer. How does this year’s R1 US Special Extended Edition measure up to the earlier R2 UK “remastered” edition? Find out!

 
Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 11:41 PM | Comments: 2
Categories: Cinema | DVD | Technology

 
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Hmm, I would have to say that the R2 release looks n million times better than the R1. The edge enhancement is a little dodgy in places and adds some weird artifacting, but the image is so much sharper and detailed (and indeed correctly coloured) that it makes up for those shortfalls.

Posted by: Rob, October 28, 2006 4:20 AM

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The difference in colour doesn’t strike me as being particularly significant - definitely not a dealbreaker. And I’m not convinced that there’s any actual extra detail in the R2 transfer - just a lot of very unsightly edge enhancement. I’m aware that the earlier R1 release (bare-bones and non-anamorphic) was even worse in that department, but I still rank the R2 Enemy of the State as having some of the worst digital image manipulation I’ve ever seen.

Posted by: Whiggles, October 28, 2006 10:12 AM

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