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I’ve run out of Pan puns

Another day, another HD gallery. This one is for Optimum’s recent UK HD DVD release of Pan’s Labyrinth, a film which looks decent but falls short of brilliance. As I said in my review:

It’s a good transfer, but one with some noticeable flaws, most noticeably a strange “eroded” appearance that appears to be the result of attempting to suck out the film grain. As a result, textures tend to look a bit waxy and “cut-out”, particularly faces, while a lot of the fine detail has been removed from the foliage in the scenes taking place in the woodland. It’s a strange effect, as it means there is a superficial sense of crispness, but not the sort of detail you would expect from an image so sharp.

Pan’s Labyrinth
(Optimum, UK, VC-1)

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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 9:41 PM
Categories: Cinema | HD DVD | Technology

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