Tom Cruise takes on the Soap Opera Effect for Mission: Impossible Fallout Blu-ray

CNET | 12/5/2018 | David Carnoy
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Tom Cruise with Director Christopher McQuarrie.

You may have never heard of the "Soap Opera Effect," but if you buy the Blu-ray (4K or standard edition) for Mission: Impossible Fallout, you'll be treated to an unusual plea before the movie begins: Tom Cruise, the movie's star, and Christopher McQuarrie, the movie's director, encourage you to turn off the motion smoothing feature in your TV's settings. Often referred to as the Soap Opera Effect, the feature removes motion blur and makes film look like video, which is not how the filmmakers intended Mission: Impossible Fallout to look.

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CNET's written about the Soap Opera Effect in the past (this is a good article about it), and we agree wholeheartedly regarding turning off motion smoothing while watching films (it has its purpose for other content, such as sporting events). However, it's not always so easy to find in the settings, and some people don't even know it's in...
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