'Classic Brit horror on Blu-Ray (Hammer, Amicus, Tigon etc)'
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02-02-2012, 10:28 AM
Gave 94, Got 194
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Sadly, the screen captures for the forthcoming Dracula Prince of Darkness don't look too great:
Looks like someone's gone nuts with the DVNR gun again
A little worrying. However, this point is addressed on the official
Hammer restoration blog
Finally, there have been several posts here and elsewhere regarding screen grabs from DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS suggesting over-use of DNR and lack of grain. We can assure you all that when you see the film in motion you will definitely see plenty of grain! It isnít really possible to draw conclusions from low-res JPEG screen grabs, however we can state that the DNR used on the restoration was very light indeed, only on a handful of scenes, and only when absolutely necessary. We can also state that there were no blanket noise-reduction filters used at any point during restoration. Any loss of focus and fading on the picture as presented on the Blu-ray is due to the age of the scanned materials rather than DVNR or the use of filters.
Time will tell, of course, and I think I'll be getting this Blu regardless. Incidentally, although this blog has only been around for a short while, it is proving to be excellent. Informative and responsive to comments.
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