I have not found the "lucky" product to be anywhere near expected Kodak quality
Are you referring to color film made in China and branded Kodak? Or..are you referring to film marketed under the "Lucky" name. I have used some of the Lucky b/w film and it has a unique look to it, as it does not have an anti-haliation backing, giving it a glow. However I have found that the quality and consistency between rolls is just fine.