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Good Blu-ray adaptation
on September 1, 2013
I am not reviewing the movie. By now you either love it or hate it, and if you are looking here, odds are you love it. I am reviewing the Blu-ray adaptation.
For a movie that revolutionized special effects, similar to T2 almost a decade earlier, I would have expected more. The Blu-ray transfer was not as good as I had hoped, but was better than DVD.
The colors were amazing, as they are in most Blu-rays. However, some of the graphical details were a little grainy, as if the special effects were somewhere between DVD and Blu-ray. This is visible in the bullet-time and other slo-mo sequences, such as the firefight in the office building lobby.
The sound was really good, but it was also good on the DVD. I honestly do not often notice the improved sound on Blu-rays, typically I can tell the difference in certain action scenes that make heavy use of the rear speakers (where Dolby 5.1 compresses the rears more than Blu-ray). The sound was easily at least as good as the DVD if not better.
Overall this was better than the DVD, and the graphics are certainly a step above. My only gripe, and the reason for 4 instead of 5 stars, is that the slo-mo sequences that were computer generated to begin with could have had more detail.