By Fred Topel | Image property of respective holders.
Gone Baby Gone
Gone Baby Gone is an interesting Blu Ray demo because it takes you from the ugliest grit of the slums of Boston to the most beautiful shots that can be found surrounding that community. Even the menu screens have a beautiful, colorful cityscape, and the load screen is a heartbreaking moonlit playground.
On Blu-Ray: Gone Baby Gone
All the grit and grime of Boston's bad areas shows on Blu Ray. You see all the paint chips, brick cracks, split ends of hair and those wonderful local faces. There are some grainy shots, but it works, and most shots are painfully sharp. The greys are grey, not trying to be anything more.
On the other hand, there are some kickass sunsets, some colorful overhead shots, murals, shiny police cars and even the industrial colors are solid greens. The nighttime lights are gorgeous, with the scraggly rock quarry and rippling lake underneath, moon reflections on parts of the scene.
The behind the scenes features are also in HD, though the deleted scenes are not. So you can watch Ben Affleck work in detail, but you'll only see the extras like a work print.