Return to Jurassic Park
Best Blu-ray Extra
It’s reassuring to note that premium Blu-ray releases seem to be moving away from fluffy EPK extras. Instead, they are coming with supplemental material that’s often every bit as enthralling as the movies they support. Getting my vote for the best of the year is Return to Jurassic Park, found on the JP Blu-ray trilogy release. It’s a refreshingly candid look back at the making of the three movies, as remembered by the director down, shot in HD and supported by copious archive material. Not quite 65 million years in the making, but close.
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Best Blu-ray Restoration
So impressive is this restoration you’d be forgiven for thinking that Sony Pictures had press-ganged a small army of PoWs to work on it. In point of fact it’s actually Grover Crisp and his team at Sony Colorworks who deserve the plaudits. Re-scanned in 4K from the original negative and painstakingly repainted with digital tools, this is David Lean’s classic as it’s never been seen before: crisp, clean and vibrantly coloured. The audio has also been given a DTS HD MA 5.1 remix, but it’s modest in terms of the surround licks, keeping it as close to the original as possible.
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I'd like to think
That it's a review actually separating content from quality for once.
Generally I know what the film is, I have my own taste and know what I enjoy and what I don't. The information that's always missing is, whether the transfer makes it stunning, or makes it look like it was filmed by a drunken monkey with the microphone dipped in a bucket of frogs!
The top film in a review like this could have been spice world for all I care, if it was the best quality blu-ray. I got a set of discs free with my player, not something many people would consider very good, it wasn't until I'd bought a couple myself that I realised why they'd been packaged, because they showed off blu-ray quality, not because they were any good.
Re: what a god awful selection of films
They're rated as Blu-ray Discs, not as films. That's another article entirely.
I laughed at that part. I still don't know how they can legally sell them as the originals when they clearly aren't. My angst has nothing to do with the visual/sound quality, but the overall reduction of Vader to a whiny little bitch.
I don't think these reviews are what you think they're about.
The picture quality on Tron must have been outstanding for anyone to stay awake long enough to notice.