o.supreme wrote:OT- Forgive my ignorance, but may I ask what you are referring to when you speak of "DNR", I always associated it with "Digital Noise Removal" (Audio), but you seem to be speaking of video aspects, all assistance is appreciated.
Also this is the first I have heard that there seems to be some differing of opinion regarding the "look" of films in Hi-def. I thought the whole point was to have every film, no matter how old, look like it was filmed "today" (the "camcorder" or "before a live studio" look etc...) But I do understand everyone has their own preferrences. I guess that is why HDTV's have different settings for Movies, Sports, TV, Video Games etc... although I keep my "Personal" setting so that everything I watch has the afforementioned look all the time. Sure if I ever want to feel nostalgic, I can take that setting off when watching a movie, but to me it dosen't "look" the best. But again I guess this is just my opinion.
Back on Topic- I guess I should be glad for the fans that for whatever reason haven't seen this movie in a long time. I'll hold out for the Blu-ray. However should MB close shop before this is released, as I anticipate, then I'll get the standard DVD if/when that time comes. I'm sure it wont be super expensive as people expect. If MB does a total fail and closes Before the proposed release date, well then, I am contect with the 2 Megalon DVD's I already have.Keith last mentioned that MB hasn't done any additional presings of DAM, but copies are still readily available on Amazon.com. It should also be noted that none of MB other Toho films had 2nd pressings that i am aware of, and most of them are still reasonably priced despite being released 4-7 years agoTohosaurus wrote:I wonder what's going to happen with DAM. Some of us were lucky and snagged a copy but I assume with the issues Toho had there is a pretty limited amount of supplies left to purchase new.
Noise, in image terms, essentially means grain. Traditional film has grain. By applying DNR, you're smudging out the grain but losing the detail underneath it because it's actually a part of the image. So this whole practice of trying to make things look like it was shot by a camcorder is in essence defeating the purpose of what the filmmakers intended...it was shot on film, and therefore should look like film.
A movie like Holy Grail has tons of grain. It was just the way it was filmed. But by preserving the grain on the Bluray release there's such an immense amount of detail and clarity on the costumes and sets that it would all be lost if it was taken out and instead you'd have a blurry picture.