Just got my Blu-ray in the post now.
I flicked through all the films (i'll write an Amazon review later) but all I can say in response to Lucasfilm's "fixing" of the Lightsabers is...
Vader's 'saber now switches from a white core with pink glow, to a pink core with white glow, to a red core with with glow, to a white core with red glow.... all "Artistic decisions", course...
I took these photos with SLR and changed the settings so they match what was on screen as accurately as possible.
Bring back memories anyone?
I wanted to be the last person to whine about 'changes', but when you see it for yourself on a big screen it just looks silly.
Vaders "No..... NooOOooOoOooo..." isn't as bad as I thought, although it is very high up in the mix.
R2-D2 hiding behind the new CGI is also very smooth and doesn't really alter the scene in any way. Although as we always say, if this is the case then why add it in the first place?
Blinking Ewoks actually look excellent and far more lifelike. A good change... for a change :)
Some matte-lines are still present for a lot of the battle scenes, but that doesn't bother me as i'm sure they would have looked worse in the original presentation.
Picture quality.... Mehh
. Very soft looking for the most part, although as i'll mention in my review, its just so inconsistent. Some scenes look spectacular, and others have very blotchy grain. Some scenes have film 'judder', some don't. Some scenes have fine grain, some have coarse. Some have more film artefacts/spec's, some are immaculate. Doesn't make sense really.
Anyone got any questions while my PS3 is still on?