High Def Digest Review: 'Invictus' Blu-ray

The 1080p VC-1 transfer (maintaining its original 2.39:1 theatrical aspect ratio – thanks for that, Warner Bros) is fairly impressive and a fine reproduction of the theatrical experience.

Director of photography Tom Stern shoots South Africa and much of the movie in strong daylight, which leads to a kind of overall glowy look that some could mistake for being "soft" but in fact is authentic to the movie's original intent. Things aren't incredibly "sharp," and an occasionally strong layer of grain accompanies the image, but the colorful countryside of South Africa and the dusty colors of yellow and gold really shine through.

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