Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Star Trek: The Original Series Blu-ray review

Splurged on a nice new Blu-ray DVD player yesterday (Sony BDP-S560, recommended by my video-guru friend H. Don Wilkat); also, got the lovely boxed set of the Planet of the Apes films on Blu-ray; quick check shows the first film looks stunning.

Next purchase: the remastered original Star Trek episodes on Blu-ray. The Canadian website DVDBeaver has a wonderful detailed review of the first season on Blu-ray, with amazing screen captures showing the improvement in quality over standard DVD. See here
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At October 01, 2009 5:56 AM , Blogger K. W. Ramsey said...

I purchased a blu-ray player a few months ago, at the same time I upgraded my TV. It was worth it! I would recommend purchasing a movie or series that was shot more recent than Star Trek or Planet of the Apes as you will really see the jump in quality a lot clearer. I bought Firefly on blu-ray and just love it.

At October 01, 2009 1:13 PM , Blogger Silverfish said...

The remastered TOS apparently has lightsaber sounds in some parts, added during the remastering. Rumour is that SW and ST will be dueling it out in court.
I say, why mess with a classic? I'll keep the original, thanks.

At October 03, 2009 9:35 AM , Blogger Dwight Williams said...

I doubt I'll be switching over to Blu-Ray any time soon. I've had enough of format churn for a good while, though I expect I will be getting the remastered TOS as finances permit.

At October 04, 2009 10:02 AM , Blogger Silverfish said...

Another thing: they are only bringing the visual effects up to today's standards. How are they going to look 20 years from now? We'll have to re-do them then, and then again in 20 more years, and again...



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