Since I went to the cinema to see Saving Private Ryan when it came out I have been enthralled by the story and the representation of war within it. The picture is really grainy as it is intended to give a feel of being there in the film. The colours are great, the definition is perfect and the tones really bring the story and action to the front. The audio is great, you hear everything in perfect quality and detail so much so you really do feel in amongst the action.
Bluray is simply THE format for this film, it shows off all the action and you hear all the sounds. It helps give the film a more impressive feel than the DVD does.
A must own...
Kristiansen, Blu-ray isnt about making a picture as clean as possible with DNR, its about giving you the BEST presentation of the movie as intended by the makers. Aka Saving Private Ryan on BD, which look grainy, as it is SUPPOSED to look.....
I have many regrets, one of them is not going to cinema to see this on its release. Saving Private Ryan has to be one of THE finest war films of all time. I felt I must let go of my cash as second time for this film & so bought this Bluray release (The least I could do) & was not dissapointed. Anyone who has seen the DVD will know that it's grainy to, but its grainy on purpose. Paying homage to those great WII cameramen & their kit, the film looks as though it could have been original footage. Behind the grain lies beautiful detail that has a real feeling of depth & texture. The remastered soundtrack & score are superbly done. The Omaha beach scene alone caused a visit from my neighbours. Any self respecting fan of war films should not be without this, give your DVD copy to a friend, sell it, whatever. You need this.
Saving Private Ryan is one of my all time favorite movies, but as a blu-ray release it fails to deliver. The reason is of course director Spielberg and cinematographer Kaminskis artistic choices.
The picture is constantly dark, grainy and bleak with washed out colors to give the movie a realistic war atmosphere. Unfortunately these factors leave you with the feeling of watching a standard dvd release.
A true classic movie but not made for the classic blu-ray moments.