It’s a matter close to Tom Cruise’s heart and to your eyes.
In a now-viral Twitter video (see below) Tuesday to mark the DVD and Blu-ray release of “Mission: Impossible - Fallout,” the movie star and director Christopher McQuarrie urged viewers to turn off the “video interpolation,” or motion-smoothing, function on their high-def TVs.
But the message, filmed from the set of Cruise’s “Top Gun: Maverick,” is delivered with such importance that you’d think the two were campaigning to end world hunger.
I’m taking a quick break from filming to tell you the best way to watch Mission: Impossible Fallout (or any movie you love) at home. pic.twitter.com/oW2eTm1IUA— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) December 4, 2018
Nope, it’s all about that “video interpolation.”
“The unfortunate side effect is that it makes most movies look like they were shot on high-speed video rather than film,” Cruise says. “This is sometimes referred to as the ‘soap opera effect.’”
Thankfully, there’s a solution if your high-def TV has that feature, according to the screen idol and director. Just ask Google how to disable it and mention your specific brand of TV.
“On behalf of everyone who works so hard to bring you the very best motion picture experience, thank you very much,” Cruise concludes.
And thank you for saving the world again, Tom!
Yes. Yes. Listen to Cruise!!! This is drives any film maker crazy. Thank you @TomCruise and @chrismcquarrie.#RespecttheCruise https://t.co/EfxFdRxauH— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) December 5, 2018
I really enjoyed this and I learned a lot about something I would’ve otherwise thought was boring. Can you and @chrismcquarrie make more announcements together like this? https://t.co/TvrWfDHLTf— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) December 5, 2018
...so do I give money to the American Cancer Society or..?— JoelHeyman (@JoelHeyman) December 4, 2018
Hey @chrismcquarrie and @TomCruise - I WILL BE YOUR WINGMAN ANYTIME https://t.co/WKnNkmXu5v— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) December 4, 2018
tom cruise after trying to explain motion smoothing to my father pic.twitter.com/wdU8XktI2r— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 4, 2018
We got you: https://t.co/noXcO6w0jg— Popular Science (@PopSci) December 4, 2018
Quite possibly the greatest PSA of all time.— SmokeMonSTer (@SmokeMonsterTWI) December 4, 2018
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