Movie Trailers CanMag Title Bar
CanMag RSS Feeds
CanMag's Index of Films How Are Films Selected?

Dr. Strangelove on Blu-Ray

Published June 18, 2009 in DVD News
By Fred Topel | Image property of respective holders
Dr. StrangeloveDr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove OR How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb probably looks better on Blu Ray than it ever did in theaters. I can’t imagine ’60s era projectors keeping prints clean after a few runs through the spokes. Of course, DVD kept a clean print too, so how big an improvement is this?

On Blu-Ray: Dr. Strangelove


Well, I’m not seeing extra details in any of the settings (the war room, planes, the Air Force base). What I am seeing is a crisp sharpness that would not hold up on a mere upconverting DVD. A DVD blown up to HD would smooth everything out, but the Blu Ray maintains all the sharp lines in each shot.

You’ll notice some grain, but one imagines if Kubrick shot a grainy film, no Blu Ray tech would dare sharpen it up. I did notice some crazy detail in close-ups like paper grains, and the lighting holds up starkly.



You Like? (Bookmarks)
Add to Heffee!
Compiled By (Sources)
Fred Topel
Sources: Image property of respective holders
Contact

Related Articles
© 2004 Minds Eye One, All Rights Reserved
The Can Magazine™ is a trademark of Minds Eye One
All movie titles, movie icons, movie stills/clips/trailers/other media... are registered trademarks and/or copyrights of stated holders
CanMag.Com banners contain movie/gaming icons that were created by individual holders
Home > Movies > Dr. Strangelove on Blu-Ray
Search

CanMag Web