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Old 06-07-2009, 18:07   #101
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:55   #102
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And isn't it still to this day amazing that somehow it's all about the phenomenal sharpness of the image, and not about the awful yellow color? I now have the Blu-Ray and it's amazingly sharp - and almost, for me, unwatchable. I just can't abide greenish skies that should be bluish and not sort of bluish, but true blue bluish.
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:46   #103
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Yeah I was astonished at how sharp the picture looked, a bit too sharp tbh.
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:03   #104
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The Blu-ray looked great on my projecter, neither too yellow or too sharp (whatever that's supposed to mean). I'm also among those who think it's a masterpiece of American cinema.

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Old 07-07-2009, 12:47   #105
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Old 07-07-2009, 15:23   #106
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The Blu-ray looked great on my projecter, neither too yellow or too sharp (whatever that's supposed to mean). I'm also among those who think it's a masterpiece of American cinema.
There are screencaps that show just how yellow this film is and thanks to a poster here, there are comparisons to show what it should more closely resemble. You may not think it's too yellow but that's simply because you have no idea what the original dye transfer prints looked like. Some here do. Pretty simple.
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Old 07-07-2009, 16:22   #107
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There are screencaps that show just how yellow this film is and thanks to a poster here, there are comparisons to show what it should more closely resemble. You may not think it's too yellow but that's simply because you have no idea what the original dye transfer prints looked like. Some here do. Pretty simple.
Expressed with the customary tact and charm that nearly got you banned.

I just had a look at the thread and it doesn't seem that cut and dried. I tend to calibrate my projector towards the colder tones of the spectrum and the film didn't look that yellow to me. Mind, I've seen The Searchers several times at the cinema, always on tattered prints that change colour with every reel, so I'm grateful to have seen the film looking this good in comparison.

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Tact and charm are in the eye of the beholder. Facts seem to be something wholly other . As long as others sound like a broken record, I'm perfectly content to sound like one, too - especially about this film. I suppose I could go reset all the color values on my TV, as you have with your projector, and I'm sure that would help, but, you know, that's something that Warners should have done and we just shouldn't have to do that.
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I've just spend many thousands of pence/cents on a new 40" HD-TV and because I loathed the technical quality of the DVD of The Searchers, and because I totally trust haineshisway and admire his upfrontness, I'm not going to spend a measly amount on the Blu-ray. Thanks for the hospitality of your rockin' chair.
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When I spent my thousands of pennies, on a screen the same size as yours, Mr A, I expended a few more on the blu-ray, and had previously only seen the film on an old 1970s telly or the Warners DVD. Being unaware of colour-tampering now as then, I can settle in front of said telly whenever I want and revel in the glorious sight of one of my favourite fillums looking absolutely splendid. Ignorant, yes, but damned blissful.
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