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Casino Royale high-def comparisons

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A nice chap has put together a comparison between the standard definition and Blu-ray releases of Casino Royale - well worth checking out if you remain unconvinced as to the benefits of high definition. I particularly recommend having a look at the third image - when watching the film, this shot was the one that leapt out at me personally as the most obvious example of the stunning amount of detail that you can get from 1080p. You can even read the lettering on the wine bottle - HD product placement!

By the way, I’ve pre-ordered the supposedly uncut Korean Blu-ray release of the film from YesAsia. It’s due for release on March 29th, at which point I’ll sell off my cut US copy.

Update, March 21st, 2007 05:43 PM: There’s a whole thread filled with comparison screengrabs, from both HD DVD and Blu-ray, at the AV Science Forum.

 
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 12:42 PM | Comments: 4
Categories: Blu-ray | Cinema | DVD | Technology

 
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1.

Very impressive! And a very clever way of doing the comparison.

Posted by: Philly Q, March 21, 2007 11:02 PM

2.

So, any plans in checking out OHMSS, Whiggles?

:D

Posted by: Marcus, March 24, 2007 7:18 PM

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At some point, hopefully. Part of me wants to wait and see if it’s one of the titles Sony is planning on releasing on Blu-ray later this year.

Posted by: Whiggles, March 24, 2007 7:32 PM

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I don't think 1962-2002 Bond in Blu-Ray/HD-DVD will happen untill the release of the next theatrical feature.

The 2006 DVD is excellent, one of the best visual transfers I've ever seen and an excellent sound mix, as well as TONS of special features. But since you can't get that individually, the 2000 DVD is always there...

(PS: You can get it individually from third hand...)

Posted by: , March 25, 2007 3:50 PM

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