Question by bluepiratedestiny: Why do some Blu-ray Discs look less better than others?
I have some blu-ray discs that have really high quality and they are amazing. Then I have other blu-rays, like the “Harry Potter” movies and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and I didnt help but see they are all from Warner Brothers. Can you please help me on this?
Answer by MATTHEW B
It’s the way they were encoded by the company. Some of them just had piss poor transfer resolutions and the company didn’t bother with spending the money to clean up the picture.
Take Blade Runner, this movie is 15 years old and looks excellant (especially on Bluray or HD-DVD) yet movies like Sweeney Todd look horrible. If the company wants to spend the money they can make older and newer movies look great. Companies like Warner choose to just transfer the original Film cells without any added post processing. While companies like Disney will go the extra mile and clean up any blemishes and make the picture look as good as it can.
Also when Bluray first came out, they hurridly made the first batch of movies and just shipped them out. “The Fifth Element which looked great on regular DVD, looked horrible on Bluray and there was so much backlash about this movie, that the studio recalled this release and went back over it and cleaned up the image to HD quality and rereleased it.
I would suggest checking out sites like AVSForums.com and they give an honest review of all releases and will rate the picture and sound quality along with general reviews of the movie itself. So you know before you buy.
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