By Fred Topel | Image property of respective holders
Edge of Love
I’m intrigued by how much better movies can look on Blu Ray than in theaters. The Edge of Love had a sepia tint that didn’t quite look right on film. Here on Blu Ray, it’s perfectly clear, despite the unusual, interpretive lighting. So you can achieve this effect at home, but not in the original exhibition medium.
On Blu-Ray: Edge of Love
The solid, clear lighting scheme is beautiful, not distracting. It’s meant to make faces glossy, and it does, so the detail you might see is more in their costume. That’s fine though, taking out facial detail for effect is okay. It’s not like it’s just a lack of definition.
Lavish sets and locations hold up well too. You’ll see all the detail in the constructed interiors, and the ultimate test for Blu Ray detail, paper. Dylan Thomas was a writer, and his handwritten paper notes show all the wrinkles of crumpled up old paper.