As with many re-releases of aging movies the sleeve of Red Heat proudly proclaims that the film is “Digitally Remastered”. Unfortunately this does not always mean that the quality of the picture is good, as you cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, and the PQ is only ever going to be as good as the source material. This goes some way to explaining the poor pictures on offer with the disc. While the remastering has done a reasonable job of cleaning away print damage it has done nothing to get rid of the major problem of film grain. Watching is, at times, akin to viewing in a sand storm. The digital enhancement has ensured a nice colour balance with clear primaries and balanced skin tones, but it has not done anything to enhance the contrast, which is very narrow. Highlights soon blow out and shadows are grey not black. Detail levels are low due to these picture faults, and made worse by the introduction of edge enhancement. This is a poor picture by modern standards, but is also a distinctly average remastered disc. I have seen much better from this vintage.