Ghostbusters on Blu-Ray $9
Deal DetailsPromoted 07-21-2009 at 05:48 AM View Original Post
(Yes - I am aware that there is a 9.99 deal that was posted a few days ago; posted as a new thread so (a) new people would see a new price instead of just an old thread popping up again (b) Raise more awareness, so people can at least attempt getting a $1 from amazon)
Video Quality on this release is in full 1080p using the MPEG-4 codec on a BD-50 (50 gigabyte dual-layered Blu-ray Disc). This is a great catalog release. It is so refreshing to see a studio not attempt tweaking the original image with DNR (digital noise reduction) and EE (edge enhancement). This a faithful to the source transfer. Presented in 2.40:1 a heavy grain structure is noticeable throughout, in what will undoubtedly be a heavily debated topic as a purist I feel this is the best representation of the film that we will be offered for some time. Clarity and resolution is where this transfer shines, all the little signs, switches, knobs and so forth are all clearly defined displaying an excellent depth of field. Colors are nicely saturated and accurate displaying good natural hues. I especially enjoyed the saturation of the “Ghostbusters” jumpsuits and the crisp red on their patches. Blacks remain sort of in the middle with grain clearly visible on black clothing or objects in several scenes. I also noticed black crush in a few instances. Contrast is given an undesired boost and the results are blown out highlights that in effect create an image that can sometimes make film grain come across as noise. Despite a few what would seemingly be detractor’s,this is still a very pleasing film presentation. “4 Star Rating” for overall video quality.
Compliments of ZLeathal1.
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