Red Carpet for "Minority Report" BD (April 20th)

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Red Carpet for "Minority Report" BD (April 20th)

Postby J.M. Vargas » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:51 pm

Full list of specs: http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4078

* The Future According to Steven Spielberg (in HD)
* Inside The World of Precrime (in HD)
* Phillip K. Dick, Steven Spielberg and Minority Report (in HD)
* Minority Report: Future Realized (in HD)
* Minority Report: Props of the Future (in HD)
* Highlights from Minority Report: From the Set
* Minority Report: Commercials of the Future (in HD)
* Previz Sequences
* From Story to Screen
* Deconstructing Minority Report
* The Stunts of Minority Report
* ILM and Minority Report
* Final Report
* Production Concepts
* Storyboard Sequences
* Trailers

The remastering of Minority Report

In 2009, 'Minority Report' was re-mastered at 4K resolution using the original negative, under direct supervision of the Poland-born cinematographer. According to LaserPacific's Senior Colorist Lou Levinson, "when Janusz Kaminski saw certain scenes in the movie, he was astonished to see details that he had never seen before. Working at 4K is as close as you can get today to seeing exactly what is on the original negative" (source: LaserPacific).

Levinson was able to tweak not only the color but also the grain levels from shot to shot if necessary. He explains, "Janusz Kaminski is a cinematographer who uses the texture and grain of film as an integral part of the image. He was excited to be able to have the control over each shot that you get with a digital process, particularly the ability to adjust the grain level."

The grading process began with Levinson matching an answer print. The answer print consisted of individual reels that Steven Spielberg had selected as best representing how he wanted the movie to be seen. At that point, Janusz Kaminski came in to work with Levinson. The grading was done while viewing the 4K files rather than a lower resolution proxy.

Steven Spielberg was also closely involved in the remastering and the resulting HDCAM-SR master represents how the creative team want the movie to be seen by viewers today.

The HD master used for making the Blu-Ray release was created directly from the color-graded, dust-busted 4K files. Going directly from 4K to HD resolution eliminates any filtering or resizing artifacts that can result from intermediate steps.
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Re: Red Carpet for "Minority Report" BD (April 20th)

Postby Steve T Power » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:19 pm

April is gonna be an awesome month!
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