Oct 212011
Blu Ray Screencaps - Jurassic Park

Blu ray screencaps from Jurassic Park. You can usually rely on Steven Spielberg movies to look film like and natural on the blu ray format, but Jurassic Park all too often looks processed and has far too much edge enhancement sharpening, i believe some digital noise reduction has been applied during a number of the daytime scenes and i am just surprised that with Spielbergs power in Hollywood that even he could not stop Universal from tampering with yet another back catalogue release.

Oct 202011
Blu Ray Film Reviews - Jurassic Park

Blu ray film reviews – Jurassic Park. Scientists use the latest development in DNA technology to clone dinosaurs for a spectacular new theme park, but owner, John Hammond, needs Dr Alant Grant, Dr Ellie Sattler and Dr Ian Malcolm to sign off on the idea or his insurers will shut the park down, unbeknown to Hammond, one of his employees, seeking financial gain from a rival company which wants to set up its own park, has tampered with the park’s security system and the dinosaurs escape forcing the visitors to fight for their very existence, will anyone escape Jurassic Park alive!

Oct 192011
Blu Ray Screencaps - The Lion King

Blu ray screencaps – The Lion King. I thought the elephant graveyard scene had some fabulous animation with smoky dust visible in the air as the young lions are pounced upon by the hyenas, obviously some of what you see in these scenes is computer animation mixed with traditional animation but it works so well. The musical number, I just can’t wait to be King, featured bright and psychedelic animation which reminded me a lot of a sequence seen in Dumbo.

Oct 142011
Blu Ray Film Reviews - Anastasia

Blu ray film reviews – Anastasia. When the shadow of revolution falls across Russia, the royal family’s youngest daughter barely escapes with her life. Years later, Anastasia and a band of heroic companions must battle the evil Rasputin, his sidekick Bartok the bat and a host of ghostly minions in a headlong race to reach Paris and reclaim her rightful destiny……and solve one of the greatest mysteries of the twentieth century!

Oct 122011
Blu Ray Film Reviews - The Lion King

Blu ray film reviews – The Lion King. Scar seeks to dethrone Mufasa and kill Simba, the heir to the throne, using a pack of hyenas he plots and deceives until tragedy occurs and young Simba is tricked into thinking he killed his father, fleeing for his life, Simba is exiled, years later he encounters his one true love, Nala, they head back home to confront Scar and fight to end his reign as the lion king.

Oct 072011
Blu Ray Screencaps - Vera Cruz

Blu ray screencaps – Vera Cruz. Vera Cruz will not be a film people use for demo purposes, its not especially detailed, it’s grainier than the average film from this time period and the sound quality is not that great, suffice to say it just cannot look any better than this, the average bitrate for each chapter is consistently around 36 to 37mbp/s and it needs to be to handle the heavy grain structure, as i said in my review i am happy with this release.

Oct 052011
Blu Ray Film Reviews - Vera Cruz

Blu ray film reviews – Vera Cruz. Two daredevil mercenaries, Benjamin Trane and Joe Erin, travel to Mexico in search of adventure – and cold hard cash – during the 1866 revolution. They get more than they bargained for when the wealthy and beautiful Countess Duvarre hires them to escort her (and a fortune in gold!) to Emperor Maximilians fighting forces in Vera Cruz. The trail is fraught with danger, betrayal and murder.

Oct 032011
Blu Ray Screencaps - Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi

Blu ray screencaps – Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi. I felt this film was slightly more consistent with its image quality but still had minor issues, Vader’s lightsaber had pinkish tones in some scenes. I also felt the audio mix was very good with a richness to the music score and good surround effects, clear speech and deep controlled bass.

Oct 032011
Blu Ray Screencaps - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Blu ray screencaps – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. I felt image quality was average, just like A New Hope i saw some minor instances of edge enhancement and frozen grain. I also felt the sound mix was a touch harsh and lacked the richness of the first film, speech also sounded a tiny bit harsher to me, it is an upgrade over the DVD edition of the film.

Oct 012011
Blu Ray Screencaps - Star Wars

Blu ray screencaps – Star Wars. I felt the image quality was good but there was a few issues with minor edge enhancement and frozen grain early on in the film. The sound mix was very good with the music score sounding rich and detailed, speech sounded better than ever and there was also some nice deep bass in the mix.

Sep 262011
Blu Ray Screencaps – Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith

Blu ray screencaps – Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith. A quick summary of my feelings about the release is that i felt the image quality was by far the best of the saga, i saw lots of fine detail on display, the sound mix was weaker than the previous two prequels, indeed i was disappointed with the soundtrack on this film, for a 2005 big budget sci-fi epic it failed to deliver.

Sep 232011
Blu Ray Screencaps - Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones

Blu ray screencaps – Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones. I felt detail was much improved over the first prequel, black levels might not have been as good as 35mm shot movies but i put this down to the limitations of the digital cameras used, i also felt the sound mix was slightly better than The Phantom Menace, lightsaber clashes had a nice bassy sound to them and the music score was rich and powerful.

Sep 202011
Blu Ray Screencaps - Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Blu ray screencaps – Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. A quick summary of Star Wars: Episode 1 is that i felt this release had just a little too much digital processing applied, i could see edge halo’s in a number of scenes and DNR was a major issue resulting in a loss of fine detail and at times a smoother almost waxy appearance on faces, while i was very disappointed with the image quality i did feel the sound mix was superb.

Sep 192011
Blu Ray Film Reviews - Return Of The Jedi

Blu ray film reviews – Return Of The Jedi. This was a popular film in 1983. Over the years many have come to view the movie as the weak link in the original Star Wars trilogy, Mr Lucas was trying to sell as many toys as he possibly could and it does not have the same tone or atmosphere as The Empire Strikes Back. The movie was filmed under the fake title of Blue Harvest, that title is inspired by a Dashiell Hammett story called Red Harvest.