Has anyone compared the Sunrise
DVD against the '97 laserdisc version? I already watched the DVD, but never did see the LD.
I found some info on the latest restoration here:
From what I saw on the DVD, the picture quality indicates this is not the best restoration I've seen. The picture is often unsteady, has some flickers and blemishes, but is reasonably sharp, and brightness and contrast are quite good, but not stellar. Certainly this is unimpressive compared to the nearly from-the-ground-up reconstruction and digital cleanup for Metropolis
The original mono music is also not in good shape. Parts of it is barely audible. This is despite the alleged major efforts on restoring the Movietone soundtrack.
And I didn't see any mention of any digital cleanup being used for this restoration.
Therefore, I'm curious to know what the last restoration, as shown on the LD, looked like.