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Old 15-09-2010, 07:16   #1
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Labyrinth - Blu-ray (Region Free)

I recently bought the Region Free (A-B-C) BD of Jim Henson's Labyrinth and saw it last night. The movie itself has aged well even though some of the special effects show their age at the edges. I personally like such films and enjoyed it on High Definition.

Despite the positive comments by the Beaver, I found the video transfer slightly disappointing. The main problem was Jennifer Connelly's skin tone; despite improvement over the VHS and DVD, it still comes across slightly unnatural even in the pre-Labyrinth scenes. Difficult to comment on David Bowie's appearance because of the make-up associated with his role as the Goblin King. But the animated creatures look excellent.

The DD True HD audio is superb and IMO even better than the DTS on the DVD. The songs in particular come out very well.

There is very slight all-round cropping of the edges of the image (detailed in Beaver) but to be honest, this is not noticeable unless you are actually looking for it.
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Old 15-09-2010, 20:16   #2
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I don't go by just Beaver as they are sometimes inaccurate in their screen shots.

How do they compare with these ones?

http://www.cinemasquid.com/blu-ray/m...h?movieid=6617

I can fault the blu ray myself and had no complaints about skin tone.

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How do they compare with these ones?

http://www.cinemasquid.com/blu-ray/m...h?movieid=6617
They look about the same. I did not like Connelly's skin tone in frames 2 and 6 for example. Too 'warm' for my liking.
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I have to say I find the Labyrinth blu ray terrific; colour-timing included.

Though I still have natural concerns over Bowie's intentions with dear underage Connelly. And I reckon even Bowie's die-hard fanatics have difficulty with the codpiece in 1080p.
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Unless you were actually on the set when it was filmed, how could you possibly know what the correct 'skin tone' for Connelly is from shot to shot. Nothing looks particularly wrong, considering this is a fantasy film.
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Bluray does tend to show off the make up! See also 'Zulu'....
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OK if the 'rouge' look was intended, I'll accept that.
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