Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith is now being downloaded by three thousand people as I type this. How good could this file look? Well, since it's illegal to download copyrighted movies, I can't legally review it. But that won't stop me from trying. For what I HEAR the movie seems to be a work print sent to the color correction guys. The film definately isn't finished and some scenes have FX shots missing. The music is totally unfinished and this strikes you as odd in a lot of places (mostly in the talking scenes) as there isn't any background noise. It reminds you of the unfinished deleted scenes on some DVDs. From what people are saying, the image quality is very good. But if I were to project this image on my ten foot television/movie screen (yes I'm definately overcompensating for something) the image would just look like an okay VHS copy. And of course you have that annoying timecode which is constantly counting on the top of the screen. Much of the background is blurry or digitally distorted due to the 1.5GB compression. Most DVD movies nowadays come on a 9.4GB dual-layered DVD disc. Sure you sacrifice some of that space for menus and special features. Movie files themselves are probably a 5-6gb file in the end. So imagine a DVD movie at about one fourth the quality. If I had downloaded the movie and watched it, I would definitely not recommend this copy for a first-time viewing of the film. But, of course, I didn't download the movie because that'd be illegal...
categories Reviews, Cinematical