Clash of the Titans Blu-ray Review & Comments

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    1. Casimir Harlow

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      Another good review Cas. I take it the audio sync problem has been resolved. When I saw it at a screening with Harryhausen present there was a reel badly out of sync. It was the same when I saw it years later on tv.

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      Thanks for the review Cas,one to add to my collection :smashin:
       
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      You're always pretty generous on the picture quality scores Cas. You pretty much slammed this one in the text but then gave it a 7.

      Same with your 4K reviews, which are nearly always 2K upscales. You point this out, then award 8s and 9s. Your choice of course, and maybe I'm just more critical than you are. I'd keep the high scores for the best of the best, things like The Revenant and Dunkirk and not much else.

      I haven't seen this particular disc so I can't comment, but I'd personally use 5 as an average score, and only venture above that when something really earns it. From the text of your review it read like a 3 or 4/10, not a 7.

      As I say though, you're the reviewer so it's your choice.
       
    5. Casimir Harlow

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      It's hard to put it in perspective, but knowing the Dynamation limitations, even a brand new scan would still look far from perfect, but is that a problem with the presentation or with the original movie? But yes I agree that I would have probably scored it tiny bit more critically in direct comparison to the other two Harryhausen titles, which I actually watched afterwards.

      As for native 4K/2K upscales, I simply don't agree. Yes, there are plenty of superb native 4K releases out there, but there are also some where the differences are negligible. And yes there are plenty of 2K DI releases out there where the upgrade is hard to discern. But there are also plenty of 2K DI films where the picture looks like it simply couldn't get any better. And you have to accept that HDR and WCG are the key components now, not pixels.

      With a 2K workflow in most major productions (forget DI, what about the VFX - they're never going to redo those), we're simply not going to see full 4K versions of some films, so I try and see the benefits from the remaining elements in the upgrade, rather than get hung up on the numbers.

      Scoring has always been the bane of my reviewing life. Honestly, it would be better if people (as you have done) would just read the reviews, and go in with their eyes open, rather than see the score and wonder if it's as good as a 7 on their scale. Where you might disagree on the number, you may find points in the text which draw parallels with what you see on film.
       
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      Thanks for the review but you forgot the most important part - how did the actress from Black Beauty (Judi Bowker - thanks Google) look getting out the bath in 1080p? ;)
       
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      She didn't, it was a body double, at least according to a few sources I've read. Could be wrong I guess. Made an impression on me as a kid either way!
       
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      Love this film - xmas staple with Jason and the Argonauts

      Medusa is brilliant work by Harryhausen
       
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      Enjoyed the classic on TV lots of time when it came on
       
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      While I prefer the remake, the Medusa sequence in the original is far superior. It's all about tension, not action. This will always have a place in my heart though as a little boy, along with the Sinbad films.
       

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