star trek on blu-ray: wrath of khan

Well, there’s not much I can say about the second movie, since I got less than 15 minutes into it, and was so unimpressed, I gave up on it.  I probably should have given it a bit more time, now that I think about it, but I already sent it back to Netflix, ah well.  So, this will probably be a crappy review.

But, my video review is this — it looked just like the DVD transfer.  It was nice, but nowhere near the picture quality of the first motion picture.  Not even close.  I could tweak my TV of course, and make the colors a bit brighter on the whole, but it just didn’t have that Blu-Ray HD look and feel to it at all.

Maybe I got the wrong one, who knows?  There are *already* three versions of the movie out (one, two, three) on Blu-Ray.  It’s possible that they are all the same version, just repackaged.  I’m pretty sure the one I got was from the first link.  Which, if that’s the case, bummer, because they gave the video a 4.5 out of 5.  Hmm.  I’ll probably  need to give it another chance sometime.  Maybe I just wasn’t in the mood to watch it.  Who knows.

It’s been mentioned, and I haven’t done the research since I’m not really picky about this part, that the Blu-Ray version was not the director’s cut of the movie.  Having seen the movie so many times, I don’t doubt I’ve seen both versions, but I don’t remember anything different standing out, so I have no idea what I’m missing.

Anyway.  I’ll probably come back and visit this one again sometime.  The picture just looked grainy and dull to me, and I wasn’t ready to sit through it if it wasn’t going to the visual overhaul I was expecting.  Hopefully the next two do a bit better.

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