5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great movie, blu-ray transfer so-so,
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This review is from: Being There (BD) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Great movie. Peter Sellers delivers an outstanding performance. The comedy is muted; the movie goes from being serious and thoughtful to screamingly funny (the "bear rug" scene with Shirley MacLaine for example).
Regarding the blu-ray -- I found the digital transfer lacking. Specifically contrast, depth and detail (edge sharpness). The picture had a muted, washed out, grainy look to it that was, while better than DVD, not up to the level I've seen with transfers of other movies which are much older. One reviewer here mentioned excessive use of DNR -- I'm wondering if perhaps the master they had to work with was degraded and required serious work to make it presentable. Whatever, I am not an expert, just giving my lay impressions.
Despite the lackluster video quality, still a great movie to own.