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Metropolis User Review

  • MoFoHo
    Badly flawed release!
    Review of Metropolis Blu-ray by MoFoHo, Jan 16, 2017.
    I received my steelbook just a few days ago.

    I've some bad news I'm afraid, it's not a great blu-Ray. We watched it on a 9' wide projection screen. Firstly, there's a lot of noise in the image. Not just film grain, but video noise. It's not nice, and is distracting on a larger screen. Secondly, the upper edge of the image, (particularly the right hand side) has an almost constant 'wobble'. You can see it especially on, say, a background, a constant slight distorting of the image.
    And thirdly, there is a constant pattern, of probably 30 or 40 horizontal bars across the image. Especially noticeable on vertical camera pans. They are there for the entire film as far as I can make out. After the bluray we popped on the bundled DVD. It's an NTSC DVD I think (480i?), the picture quality is obviously inferior to the bluray. The horizontal bars are still there, but certainly less noticeable due to the excessive video noise on the DVD.

    We looked at both the DVD and bluray on our projection screen. We also did a quick check with some other discs to rule out an issue with our gear.

    On our 50" plasma, the blu-ray issues are a LOT less noticeable, but there nonetheless.

    I'm sorry to be the bringer of bad news guys. There's nice details and colours (sometimes) in the image, but it's marred by the previously mentioned issues. I'd be happy to chalk this off as a bad disc, as long as any other owners of the disc can confirm their copy is ok?

    On the plus side, the 5.1 DTS HDMA soundtrack was pretty solid, however we watched the English dub this evening.
    This item was purchased for 17.99 from Zavvi in 2017. The reviewer still owns this product.

    Pros

    • The soundtrack (well the English dub) is solid. Great use of LFE and surround channels.

    Cons

    • The picture exhibits some serious issues, mentioned in the review.

    Movie

    8

    Picture Quality

    1

    Sound Quality

    6

    Extras

    5

    Overall

    2
    1. Coz22998 likes this.
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