TV’s Frink said:
Many BD releases have gotten good video/audio reviews, like Jurassic Park, 007 films, Back to the Future etc. but on this forum people have had a different opinion as they have older releases and possibly even original audio tracks or film reels to make their point.
I’m just going to be completely honest with you, and some people here may get pissed off at me, but most people on here just generally aren’t the experts that they think they are, and that’s putting it extremely politely.
Yeah. For a while, I also got sucked into the mentality here that most films apparently do not exist in any watchable state.
Many releases certainly have had room for improvement. But, except for films that have been torn limb from limb, like Lucas’s, I now think It’s perfectly fine to watch a release that might be imperfect, rather than a fan version from 35mm or laserdisc or with all color grading removed.
I still respect all of there wonderful and crazy projects here, so this is more of a personal thing. If it gets to the point where you can’t sit down and enjoy a film if the restoration is only 95% ideal, trying to fix every film, as an amatuer, is probably not the way forward. And you’re likely to introduce more problems than fixes, IMO.
Still, no reason not to push for better releases. I think The Matrix is looking better. Blade Runner Final Cut has some improved color now. Apparently the new Terminator 2 release falls short. Etc. And obviously some releases, occasionally, are indeed train wrecks.