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Poseidon DVD on HDTV Review

Published August 7, 2006 in DVD News
By Fred Topel | Image from Amazon.
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You wouldn’t think Poseidon would be a very good HDTV demo, since most of the movie takes place in dark, grimy corridors. However, if you pick your moments, you can create an elemental light show

Poseidon DVD Review


The key factors are fire and water. Any time something’s on fire, it lights up the otherwise dank scene with a golden glow. The best moment is Josh Lucas’s dive into the flaming pool. The underwater shot upwards towards the flames gives off a beautiful effect.

On the other end of the spectrum, the underwater shots give off a green hue. Particularly on the capsizing scene, when the lights go out on the ship, the remaining green lights color the water nicely. Pretty much any underwater shot has the fluorescent hue. They must have been out in some clean ocean, but for dramatic effect, it creates a color in an otherwise black tie world (It was a New Year’s Eve party, remember.)



Considering the dark corridor issue, the bulk of the movie plays fine too. My JVC Projection set sometimes gets grainy during darker scenes, particularly on spaceships (the equivalent of a boat), but everything in Poseidon looks solid.

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