Why should you love MPEG 4, BluRay, and Spidey
Man its always good to check things out for yourself. I took a peek at Dead Man’s Chest ultimate treatment of MPEG 4 and 2.3 pulldown [gibber jabber] from Disney and its a freaking site to see. I believe the expression was - “is that a muppet show?” Honestly, every shot in that movie hands a high level of three dimensionality that is just unheard of. Okay, so I’m selling BluRay, bite me but I haven’t seen anything that impressive yet on HD DVD so perhaps I just don’t know any better and I dare anyone of you to show me as good or better of a transfer. Still, I’m confused why Sony had not enforced this type of transfer on its third party members - the transfer is rediculous.
What’s even more enjoyable about the piece is that there were no fuzzy, grainy, digital tricks overlayed on shots - a trick common in HD movies these days. This effect works great if you have SD TV but horror of horrors if you have a HD set; the detail is too apparent. The filters on the shots for Dead Mans Chest can only be described as RAW. Ah, I know what you’re thinking, “… maybe all the f’ups of the CG come to light.”
Actually, it looks better than the theatre. I never thought I would say it, but it does. If HD DVD and BLU RAY keep up this trend, fight amongst themselves, and produce master pieces like that, I’m down.
The images were just too huge to post here - take a look at one of the screens for yourself. Well, that’s all well and good .. but I’m happy that Sony decided to remaster the HD treatment on the Spiderman trillogy as well. Though several may agree that’s a master piece, I’m too picky about these things to agree. The release will get 1080p, two aspect ratio encodings; 2.40:1, 1.85:1, and done in MPEG4 AVC. The audio will be presented in PCM, DolbyD and Dolby TrueHD. Christmas couldn’t come sooner!