The Dirty Dozen
TSince I’ve discovered how great a normal DVD can look on an HDTV like the JVC-HD56G786, I like to pop in old movies to see how they make the transition through the HDMI cable. The Dirty Dozen just came out in a new 2 disc special edition, but even though it is 40 years old, it looks like it could have been made last year, except of course that half the cast has been dead a while.
Dirty Dozen in HD
Now, WWII training camps hardly possess the full spectrum of color, but the scenes in Dirty Dozen highlight the greens of the grass and the camouflage and the browns of the wood, dirty and superior officer’s outfits. Daylight scenes in grassy or foresty areas are so green that you can almost feel the dew shining off the blades or leaves.
Usually old movies show some noticeable grain, because the progressive scan is blowing up whatever information is there. Of course there are still some grainy scenes in Dirty Dozen, it’s not perfect, but a lot of the sprawling wide shots are totally clear.
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