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Old 25-01-2010, 18:13   #1
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Things you've noticed in a film for the first time since HD

Don't know if this thread has been done, but have any of you noticed any new things in scenes since the advent of HD? New things going on in the background? Small details? zulu-standard heavy makeup?

I was watching Dark City of the first time in HD last night, and the one thing I have never noticed before was THE TASH. Sweet lord, Jennifer Connelly has a stonker of a moustache during the entire film!

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Old 25-01-2010, 19:01   #2
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Everybody on every Blu-Ray I've seen has awful skin. I fear this heralds either the death of the close-up (not likely), or even more digital manipulation in post-production just to make Cameron Diaz look less like Sackboy from Little Big Planet.

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Old 25-01-2010, 20:17   #3
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I never realised how much of William Petersen's cock you see in To Live and Die In LA until I watched it on MGMHD the other night. What was previously a blurry smudge is now full-on helmet.
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I've read previously how people had never noticed that Doc Copper in The Thing wears a nose ring - though I always noticed it.
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Yeah i never noticed the nose ring before.
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There's a bit near of the end of Gremlins: Billy is creeping through the department store, and on a counter in the foreground is a spoof self-help LP by 'Dr. Dante'.
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Everybody on every Blu-Ray I've seen has awful skin. I fear this heralds either the death of the close-up (not likely), or even more digital manipulation in post-production just to make Cameron Diaz look less like Sackboy from Little Big Planet.
You should try watching The Island. Scarlett Johanssons face has had an unbelievable amount of airbrushing done to it. Shows up really badly in HD.
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Old 25-01-2010, 21:33   #8
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Yeah i never noticed the nose ring before.
First thing (Ahem) I was going to mention. Haven't watched enough Blu to find any other differences.
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I must have a **** laptop screen as I see no tache in the first pic. I'll 5th The Thing remark though.
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Old 25-01-2010, 21:55   #10
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Everybody on every Blu-Ray I've seen has awful skin. I fear this heralds either the death of the close-up (not likely), or even more digital manipulation in post-production just to make Cameron Diaz look less like Sackboy from Little Big Planet.
Laurence Fishbourne has has the worse skin for HD when watching the Matrix. Some people have obvious make up while in front of the camera that is not seen on DVD.

I find I am noticing more things in films that are written such as signs or being able to read newspaper articles.
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The early scene in die Hard where Holly is sitting in her office on the phone talking to her daughter you can see finger print on the glass of the office windows.
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Everybody on every Blu-Ray I've seen has awful skin. I fear this heralds either the death of the close-up (not likely), or even more digital manipulation in post-production just to make Cameron Diaz look less like Sackboy from Little Big Planet.
It's more likely that make-up artists and cinematographers will learn some new tricks. By the way, have a look at Ingrid Bergman's close-ups in the Casablanca Blu-ray: no apparent skin blemishes. That's how it is when it's done by experts.
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Well,yes, but diffusion's fallen out of favour somewhat. Didn't Hitchcock remark that entire films were often diffused so that aging leading ladies' close-ups wouldn't look so incongruously soft-focus?
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That's precisely my point. If high definition is going to reveal every kind of skin blemish, then tricks that may have fallen by the wayside - or never learned in the first place by today's film makers - will have to be re-assessed.
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I've read previously how people had never noticed that Doc Copper in The Thing wears a nose ring - though I always noticed it.
That's weird I've always noticed it, even on pan n scan VHS recordings, it's not blatant I'll give you that.

What I hate about HD on more recent films is, it exposes how much concealer/blusher all the male actors are wearing, takes me right out of the film

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I hadn't noticed the body in the bath during the fight scene towards the end of Blade Runner until I watched the Blu Ray. At first I thought it was an addition but checking the older versions it seems it was always there. I didn't even notice it at the cinema. Seems blindingly obvious now though.
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As a relative newcomer to blu ray with most of my discs being newish releases, the only film I've got so far that I know really well is Life Of Brian.

I've only had a glance at the first 10 minutes so far, but the difference in clarity in the opening shadowy scene in the stable is really noticeable. I must have seen the film more than 20 times on VHS and DVD, but it's only on the blu ray that I really noticed which one of the wise men was Michael Palin! It was just a shadow on the previous releases.
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Going back to the first post and Dark City... I watched it in HD for the first time and never realised the naked chick was Melissa George... BONUS!!
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In that scene in Life of Brian, the 'blacked-up' make up is very apparant now.
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Mickey Rourke's fingernails in 'The Wrestler' stood out for some reason above all his other bodily negatives. They just looked plain gross

Great film though, shame the disc is so light on extras.
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