.Reading around a few A/V forums, I was expecting the worst from MGM's Blu-ray of Craven's The Last House on the Left released this week exclusively at Best Buy for $9.99. Every comment I've come across so far has been negative or wish-washy. Being shot on Super 16mm, the film will always have a soft appearance, but damn, this Blu-ray has substantially more natural grain and color compared to any of the DVDs. In terms of looking true to its film source, it stands with the Anchor Bay/Starz reference quality Evil Dead Blu-ray. Anyone who has actually seen the film time-and-time again will be nothing but impressed. Not Blu-ray-obsessed snobs who have probably never even seen the prior DVDs...or have ever seen the film before...or even knew about this classic until its arrival on the format. This 50GB Blu-ray of the restored extended version sports a 1080p MPEG-4 AVC transfer, lossless DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track, and all the extras found on both of MGM's DVDs. Thank you MGM.
(photos of my 720p DLP through a 60GB PS3 @ 720p, Blu-ray looks better in-person)