Friday, April 29, 2011

Taxi Driver in 2K and 4K

Kino Tulio, Helsinki, 29 April 2011. Just had a chance to compare Taxi Driver in 2K and 4K (the opening scenes). First, watching the 2K at the nearest possible distance, I thought this is so good that I couldn't tell the difference from 4K. But then the same images in 4K looked even much better, with a richer, finer and juicier touch. Of course, both DCP's are based on a brilliant restoration and post-production at Sony Pictures.

P.S. 17 June, 2011 at Porttikoski Falls (Sodankylä) I congratulated Michael Chapman for the wonderful 4K restoration, and he confirmed that he is happy with it. Especially regarding the terrible condition of the original 1970s Eastmancolor negatives.

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