This is such a sumptuously photographed film that I couldn’t whittle it down to a mere nine images, as is my standard (I took over 60 captures), so I decided to throw in a whole bunch more than usual and select 15. Mulholland Drive is a naturally soft-looking film, shot with a lot of filters and with a definite glow in its daylight scenes, and as such, on HD DVD it doesn’t have the pop of something like King Kong or The Bourne Ultimatum, but the look is totally in keeping with its source materials. There is a lot of very fine grain present in the image (this is one of these films that gains most of its detail from the densely moving particles, and as such can sometimes look quite a bit softer in still frame form), which is rendered very well during the brighter scenes, although those shot in low light tend to lead to some artefacting on this release. Still, it’s a solid 8 out of 10 title and one that will no doubt be unfairly ignored by many viewers simply because it doesn’t have any explosions or car chases in it.
(Studio Canal, France, VC-1)
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 11:07 PM
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An amazing film!
If I ever make the jump to HD, I'll be getting this oen for sure!
Posted by: ARCVILE
, December 14, 2007 1:51 AM
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