I felt like watching Star Wars (no New Hope for me please) yesterday so I gave the 2011 BD a spin. It was the first time I was watching it since some changes on my set up which is a mid-range 50'' (viewed at less than 1.50 meters) 4K HDR Samsung set and a Sony UBP X-800 UHD BD player. All "enhacements" (Digital Clean View off, Motion Plus off and Dinamic Contrast off, Sharpness is set at 20) are OFF. I always thought picture on the 20th Century Fox OT BDs is mediocre but Imust say what I saw yesterday is IMO real CRAP for a BD from 2011 and such a big hit like Star Wars. We all know the issues with these BDs, bad color correction, use of DNR to badly reduce grain trying to make the OT look more even with Prequel Trilogy, a plasticky look, crushed blacks, some grain freezing... But what stroke me yesterday what video compression, how bad and sloppy job they done with Star Wars. The movie is plagued with compression artifacts with plenty of mosquito noise and some scenes with very visible macroblockling. A "clean" and DNRed movie is much much easier to compress as AVC/h264 compression doesn't have to deal with the random nature of grain. But despite all these clean up this compression is among the worst I've seen on BD on my new Samsung T.V. set. BDs of 70's movies with its grain intact look much better and has less compression artifacts than Star Wars, and I'm talking about movies like The Omega Man (BD25, VC1), Soylent Green (BD25, AVC) or Rollerball (BD50, AVC on both Twilight Time and Arrow releases), all of which are not as famous as Star Wars and have far more grain than Star Wars. Why sometimes movie Studios treat well stablished franchises or movies so bad? Is it because whatever they release and regardless on how they release it they know people will buy it?