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5.0 out of 5 stars Blu Review, September 13, 2012
This review is from: Killer Klowns From Outer Space [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
There is absolutely no way a true videophile could ever think that this is simply an upconvert of the DVD. It baffles me that others have suggested it is, and it's disappointing as well. If consumers take the misinformation to heart, then this title will do poorly and there will be little hope of seeing more catalogue films like this making it to blu.

This is one of my favorite films, so I have watched the DVD plenty of times and the difference was extremely noticeable to me. Colors stand out on this transfer like they've never stood out before and fine detail is present in most scenes. A good example is when the Terenzi brothers fall into the ball pit. The detail, color, and depth in that scene is sublime. There are moments of softness present during some interior scenes, but everything else is great and I noticed no artifacts. Black levels were solid. Considering the source, a low-budget cult film from the 80's, this transfer is stellar and made me giddy when I saw it.

As for the audio, it's not the best I've heard (nor should anyone expect it to be), but didn't disappoint. Sometimes a hint of static can be heard during dialogue scenes, but that's a fault of the source and not the mix.

Unfortunately, the extras are all ported over from the DVD which means there's still a fine collection of material, but no Dickies music video.
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Initial post: Oct 8, 2012 8:42:29 PM PDT
Can you tell me about the menu screen? Is it the same as the dvd?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2012 8:53:36 AM PST
Just saw this, so it's probably old news, but there is no menu on the blu. That bothered me a bit. Then again, it is also kind of nice to have a movie play right away.
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