Posted March 06 2009 - 08:11 AM
| Originally Posted by ATimson |
Really? That seems like a poor design decision. Okay, it more-or-less ends the practice of foolscreen editions, but there's still quite a bit of 4x3 content out there (old movies and TV) that could have benefited..
Benefit from what, exactly? You can't get more resolution on a 1920x1080p 16x9 image for a 1.33:1 film than when you hard encode the sidebars.
| Originally Posted by Stephen_J_H |
My comments about doing a comparison above were not to cry foul if the disc doesn't match, but merely for my own education. The reproductions of the Pinocchio cels in the book are gorgeous.
Edit: Just went over and looked at the comparisons on DVD Beaver: Pinocchio Blu-ray - Disney Platinum
. I know Gary's had problems with accurate colourspace on his captures in the past, but if these captures are accurate in terms of colour, I don't think there's an issue. The old DVD looks really boosted and artificial by comparison.
The 1999 DVD comparison shots weren't on the review initially, but... damn. Night and day. The reds were REALLY bad on that old disc.
"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932