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Old 05-18-2014, 04:55 PM   #181
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Just bought this from a member here and am waiting for it to arrive. I skimmed through the review and it contains 3 versions? For a first viewing, which is recommended to watch?
It's the same cut, just 3 different aspect ratios. I'd go for 1.66:1 personally.
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Just watching this transfer for the first time, and the b&w palette is beautifully broad, and the clarity and depth of detail are lovely indeed ...

but what's the story with the grain?

To clarify, I'm not anti-grain by any means. But this seems a little excessive, especially for a transfer that came from the original camera negative. I find it hard to believe that an early-generation print would ever have looked quite this speckled, so why does this transfer? (I do wonder if the BD encoding software is sometimes as unkind to grain as it often is to matted-in graphics. The grain often looks a wee bit exaggerated to me — it's slight, but noticeable.) It's not a major issue, of course, but I'm curious about this aspect of a transfer.

I'd appreciating hearing any thoughts.
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Just watching this transfer for the first time, and the b&w palette is beautifully broad, and the clarity and depth of detail are lovely indeed ...

but what's the story with the grain?

To clarify, I'm not anti-grain by any means. But this seems a little excessive, especially for a transfer that came from the original camera negative. I find it hard to believe that an early-generation print would ever have looked quite this speckled, so why does this transfer? (I do wonder if the BD encoding software is sometimes as unkind to grain as it often is to matted-in graphics. The grain often looks a wee bit exaggerated to me — it's slight, but noticeable.) It's not a major issue, of course, but I'm curious about this aspect of a transfer.

I'd appreciating hearing any thoughts.
I think it's just how it's supposed to look. On the last page, some screenshot comparisons were posted with Sony's European BD release which has better encoding than Criterion's disc. Still seems equally grainy.
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Yes, I see that the grain pattern is pretty much the same. But wouldn't that be because it's from the same transfer?
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Yes, I see that the grain pattern is pretty much the same. But wouldn't that be because it's from the same transfer?
Yes. From your previous post it sounded to me like you were wondering whether the encoding was responsible for a noisy image. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
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The Sony european compression was better . Some of the criterion shots look like parquetry flooring

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screen...36&position=23

anyway , they've not DNR'd this which is a good thing
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Yes. From your previous post it sounded to me like you were wondering whether the encoding was responsible for a noisy image. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
Nothing to apologise for, Rizor. I'm just trying to work out what results in this effect, and I guess I was musing out loud in my last post. I'm sorry myself if it sounded like I was dismissing what you had said, when in fact I appreciated your replies.
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There is a Swedish edition available, will I regret purchasing said version gentlemen ?


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Picture quality wise no, overall yes.
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Just watching this transfer for the first time, and the b&w palette is beautifully broad, and the clarity and depth of detail are lovely indeed ...

but what's the story with the grain?

To clarify, I'm not anti-grain by any means. But this seems a little excessive, especially for a transfer that came from the original camera negative. I find it hard to believe that an early-generation print would ever have looked quite this speckled, so why does this transfer? (I do wonder if the BD encoding software is sometimes as unkind to grain as it often is to matted-in graphics. The grain often looks a wee bit exaggerated to me — it's slight, but noticeable.) It's not a major issue, of course, but I'm curious about this aspect of a transfer.

I'd appreciating hearing any thoughts.
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