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Spectacular on a big screen projection system,
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This review is from: Looney Tunes: Platinum Collection, Vol. 1 [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
This set is a revelation! People who think the DVD is "good enough" are nuts.
I just watched all the Clampetts and the early Jones cartoons on my ten foot screen and every single one had my jaw on the floor. They're beautiful. The overall saturation level is too high and the volume of the cartoons is a bit low, but I turned down the color and turned up the sound and they were perfect... No, beyond perfect. I've seen these cartoons projected theatrically quite a few times, but the colors weren't anywhere as well balanced in theatrical prints as they are here. It isn't like the Disney films where everything is goosed up and shifted to primary colors. These transfers have very sophisticated color schemes with muted colors AND vivid ones. Great Piggy Bank Robbery and especially Kitty Cornered had some of the most amazing color I've ever seen. The lines were sharp, you can see textures and brushstrokes on the backgrounds and every frame is crystal clear with no compression or DVNR artifacting. I've been quite critical of the transfer quality of the Looney Tunes on DVD, but this time, WB got it right.
Don't believe me? Check out this photo I shot off my screen using my iphone...
If you think your DVDs look good, pop in One Froggy Evening and skip to the scene where the crowd of people is exiting crossing the scene about 3/4 of the way through the cartoon. Still frame on that crowd. On DVD, it's a macroblocked mess of colored boxes. On bluray, it's pristine. The color balances, digital noise reduction and frame sharpness are MUCH worse on the DVDs. This set is a thousand times better. When I put in the third disk with the standard def documentaries with the old prints, it was like going back to the stone age. They could have totally eliminated the supplements and just given me more cartoons in HD. I want more of these sets.
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Initial post: Mar 19, 2012 11:20:04 AM PDT
Eric T. Boatwright says:
Thanks for your comments Stephen. This is my first Looney Tunes collection, and I plan to try them out on my new projection system. Just ordered the set today and look forward to seeing the restoration on a 100 plus inch screen!
Posted on May 24, 2012 3:59:16 PM PDT
Martian Death Ray says:
Thanks for taking your time to post on the technicals. After reading your review, I picked up a copy.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2012 3:58:45 PM PDT
J P Falcon says:
As much as I would like to purchase both this and Volume 2, I need to do some homework and see how much is duplicated on the 6 Volume Golden Collection which I already own.
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