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Old 02-15-08, 01:13 PM
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Surprised at actors' blemishes on HD?

I'm watching No Reservations and was shocked at all the blemishes on Katherine Zeta Jones' face. Don't get me wrong, she's beautiful and has great skin, but in HD she does look her age and has the bumps and ridges everyone else does. She also has this weird indentation on her left forearm, kind of what a druggie abscess looks like (but I'm confident hers is due to something else).

Now Kathering Heigl - perfect skin even in HD.

I kind of enjoy looking at all the bumps and blemishes - makes the actors more real.

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Old 02-15-08, 01:33 PM
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its the same reason porn actors (lol actors) dont want hi-def porn. It shows all their faults now
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Gatordeb, you shouldn't buy so many Xbox Live points.
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What does XBL have to do with this?
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You should check out the Videogame Talk forum again sometime
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Originally Posted by WiiDSmoker
its the same reason porn actors (lol actors) dont want hi-def porn. It shows all their faults now
Funny you should mention this. A friend was staying at a Vegas hotel where a "porno" conference was being held. Essentially HDM was their main topic being addressed. The industry as a whole is trying to develop software that will enable such "flaws" to be addressed in post-production. Without correction all the razorburns, stubble, covered tattoos, etc. can be seen plain as day. It isn't that the industry doesn't WANT to jump into HDM, they just can't with the quality driving the product down. Plus like everyone else involved in HD (e.g. local newscasters, etc.) they need to refine how the handle all aspects of make-up (esp. full BODY make-up!).

I'm fairly certain they'll figure some kind of solution out soon... likely in time for the end of the format wars.
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Originally Posted by rfduncan
Funny you should mention this. A friend was staying at a Vegas hotel where a "porno" conference was being held. Essentially HDM was their main topic being addressed. The industry as a whole is trying to develop software that will enable such "flaws" to be addressed in post-production. Without correction all the razorburns, stubble, covered tattoos, etc. can be seen plain as day. It isn't that the industry doesn't WANT to jump into HDM, they just can't with the quality driving the product down. Plus like everyone else involved in HD (e.g. local newscasters, etc.) they need to refine how the handle all aspects of make-up (esp. full BODY make-up!).

I'm fairly certain they'll figure some kind of solution out soon... likely in time for the end of the format wars.
Hell, I wish they'd erase the uncovered tattoos.
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Old 02-15-08, 03:23 PM
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Now Kathering Heigl - perfect skin even in HD.
About 9 years ago when I was 16 I worked at the Blockbuster Katherine would go to, and her skin was pretty far from perfect.
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Why would anyone concentrate on someone's skin when there's hooters to ogle.
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Layer Cake was the first Blu-ray movie that I ever watched, and I remember being even more sold on the benefits of high definition than I already was when it got to the scene with Daniel Craig and Sienna Miller in the hotel room. You can see the outline of the tatoo on Daniel Craig's right arm that they tried to cover with make up. I had never noticed that on the dvd.
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Originally Posted by lotsofdvds
Why would anyone concentrate on someone's skin when there's hooters to ogle.
Cause you're a woman and you got your own and a bathroom mirror
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Cause you're a woman and you got your own and a bathroom mirror
Count it!
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Originally Posted by lotsofdvds
Why would anyone concentrate on someone's skin when there's hooters to ogle.
I dunno what kinda hooters you ogle, but I only like the ones that are completely covered in skin. Maybe you have been watching too much Hellraiser?
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Originally Posted by bjh_18
Layer Cake was the first Blu-ray movie that I ever watched, and I remember being even more sold on the benefits of high definition than I already was when it got to the scene with Daniel Craig and Sienna Miller in the hotel room. You can see the outline of the tatoo on Daniel Craig's right arm that they tried to cover with make up. I had never noticed that on the dvd.

I noticed this too with Colin Farrell in Alexander. He has multiple tattoos that they tried their best cover up with make up up but you could still tell. On the plus side though Angelina Jolie is even more stunning in high-def
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I would suppose these flaws would be much easier to see in the theaters where the resolution/detail is several times greater and the size of the screen is much larger, or do people not go to theaters anymore?
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