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Tight, emphatic close ups, framed under the hairline and above the chin

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This is some of the best detail I’ve seen in an HD release taken from a print source rather than a digital intermediate. The best-looking discs invariably tend to be the ones that have come from the digital domain, but Buena Vista shows with The Rock that you can still get very good results indeed from an interpositive. There’s a bit of what looks like edge enhancement (see especially Shot 15, below), but I’m not sure whether this is a result of deliberate sharpening or a side effect of using a film-sourced master. Detail is exemplary, barring a few shots featuring location type, which have been taken from a poorer quality source, and the compression is extremely well handled, as it was on the Criterion standard definition DVD.

The Rock
(Buena Vista, France, AVC)

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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 11:28 AM | Comments: 1
Categories: BD Impressions | Blu-ray | Cinema | DVD | Technology

 
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wow, that is impressive indeed

Posted by: aw, December 13, 2007 6:40 PM

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