Does Blu Ray really make a diference to old movies

  kenwyn 20:19 03 Feb 2009

I've noticed, as Blu Ray gains a foothold, that a number of old 'classic' movies are being released in this format. Is the picture noticeably different from regular DVDs? I guess they are stuck with the original mono, or basic stereo soundtrack, but does the fact that old movies were recorded on film rather than video (ie effectively 'unpixellated') - mean an improvement can be seen? I look forward to any comments on examples of this where people have taken the plunge and replaced a classic favourite with a Blu Ray version, with good results - how far back can you go and still see the difference? (I'm thinking, for example Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, Charlie Chaplin even?)

  Quickbeam 01:32 04 Feb 2009

I'll bet it can't improve on the terrible back projected dam breach scene in The Dambusters...
It's the only scene that lets that film down

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