Tuesday, August 22, 2023


Scenes from HELEN OF TROY (1956)

I was curious to see how well the special effects from HELEN OF TROY would hold up with the new Blu-ray. They hold up beautifully. The scene in the first screenshot is spectacular. There's a lot of effects in this movie. Director Robert Wise loved using the whole gamut of techniques and tricks to accomplish the look of his films and this movie is a great example. There's so much more but for now I'll focus on matte paintings. 


That strange halation around the ship is more visible in HD but the overall effect is still excellent.


Anonymous said...

What is halation?

PEPLUM TV said...

It's an unwanted photographic effect in 35 mm film. It's like a halo around objects. In the third screenshot you can clearly see a halation around the ship which is annoying.