Originally Posted by chrismac87
It makes zero sense that one scene would be heavily imposed with DNR, and others wouldn't.
Preferably they don't just press a button and everything is DNR'ed. They'll go scene by scene and even shot by shot to evaluate how much DNR to apply. And well, in my book at least, zero DNR is the amount I'd apply.
I really don't see anything wrong with this transfer, it's as good as the film will ever look.
There's a difference between "will ever look" and "could ever look." There is very definite proof that they're scanning on a HD CRT scanner in Italy and this is introducing unnecessary analog noise
. Comparisons of the French Wild Side transfer of Tenebre to the UK Arrow Video transfer
is clear evidence of that. This is separate from the inherent film grain. This is just bad scanning, not bad filming.
I don't think this is the last chance we have at Zombie, or most any of these Italian horrors, because in reality we got multiple transfers on SD-DVD before we ever got to Blu-ray. Three here stateside (Anchor Bay, Media Blasters (although not utilized) and Blue Underground) at least. So in five years HD masters will be cheaper and maybe someone without their head straight up their ass will do the transfer all over again.