Re: [DML] Re: ‘Back to the Future Trilogy’ 25th anniversary Blu-ray arrv
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Re: [DML] Re: ‘Back to the Future Trilogy’ 25th anniversary Blu-ray arrving October 26!

This is assuming that good transfers are made from film that has aged well.
Unfortunately, I have seem some HD transfers from film that have more jitter
than the older DVD transfers. I suspect this is because the original 35mm
prints are 10-15 years older on Blu-Ray than they were on DVD. (It's similar
to what happens in the world of audio: you will hear someone say "The LP
sounds better than the CD." This is because when the LP was made, the tapes
were fresh. When the CD was made 20 or 30 years later, the tapes were that
much older and you can't get as good sound from them anymore.) It's a
trade-off -- digital sound restoration plus scratch, sparkle, hair, and dirt
removal versus shakier picture (and sometimes different colour, if you're
viewing a colour film). I noticed this when I looked at the Blu-Ray version
of Star Trek II -- it has far more frame jitter than the DVD transfer from
several years before.

On the other hand, I suspect in the case of the BTTF trilogy the prints are
in good condition because the oldest of the films is just over 25 years old,
and it has probably been in climate- and humidity-controlled storage the
entire time -- unlike some films from, say, the 1940s. The HD transfer of
BTTF3 should look spectacular; I might buy it, if it's available separately.

That's your useless opinion for the day. :)

Farrar Hudkins

On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 11:09 AM, christopher_sztybel <
csztybel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Finally. Blu-ray is letting us see movies in an entirely different light.
> 1080p is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the overall resolution of
> film. These, and other, old movies will only continue to look better over
> time.

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