Elysium is a dystopian science-fiction thriller written and directed by Neill Blomkamp. Blomkamp comes from a generation of film-makers who are intimately familiar with PC based special-effects tools, and he very competently wrings a two hundred million dollar movie from a one hundred and fifteen million dollar budget. I hadn’t managed to catch this yet, and thought it might be good to checkout the iTunes 1080p rental.
Desk Set is a 1957 romantic comedy staring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, based on a play by William Marchant, adapted for the screen by Phoebe and Henry Ephron and directed by Walter Lang. The film was the eighth of nine films that Tracy and Hepburn would make together, and the first in color.
So did they screw up the Blu-ray – short answer yes. Longer answer: yes, but the existing DVD also has problems.
I previously reviewed the Mary Poppins iTunes HD download, which was about as terrible as the DVD (harsh DVNR, edge enhancement). Will the brand new 50th Anniversary Edition be worth buying ?
I was surprised to see a 1080p trailer posted on YouTube, so I decided to have a closer look.