San Francisco in the ‘70s comes to life inside your plasma with Milk on Blu Ray. The clarity is pure so you are looking into a world of Castro Street dressed to look like decades earlier. The costumes and sets appear under naturalistic light so they seem like real people dressed in real clothes in real settings.
On Blu-Ray: Milk
The ‘70s may have had some lavish colors, but the wardrobe decisions pertaining to Milk are of the beige, brown, khaki or tweed variety. Even blue jean looks a muted blue so it doesn’t stand out.
I don’t see a whole lot of minute detail, but then we’re not looking at vast landscapes or gritty areas. It’s political settings. Even more interestingly, stock footage holds up really well. It’s not like they can up-res it, but grainy 8mm film and blurry video footage looks stark, like you’re really looking directly at it, not like a film’s generation reproduction of it.