A few stills from that version here: http://www.altadefin...netrable-layons
And the translated comment, "The visual quality of this Blu-ray is terrible, with a look of VHS video showing a discolored picture, no sharpness, no contrast and with a halo around the edges. In addition, the sharpness is absent in the whole film".
No change there then!
The Spanish reviewer in Douglas's link cites the AR as 1.77:1. I gave away the Entertainment One BD in 2011 after suffering through 20 minutes of it, but assuming it was 1.85, it would be interesting to compare the purported 1.77 captures (if native and not resized for the page) with it.
I was hoping to take a photo of the laserdisc image on my TV for the experts here to compare, since 1.75 appears to be a compromise between 1.66 and 1.85. My player, after years of neglect, has given up the ghost, repeatedly rejecting the disc with a grinding sound reminiscent of the Titanic's engine getting under way.
Peter Bogdanovich wrote an indewire article in 2010. Apparently the line I earlier ascribed to Brando, "Get up, you scum-sucking pig" was written by Calder Willingham, as well as the marvelous, "He didn't give me no selection"........ (I met Ben Johnson ca. 1976 at my doctor's office, of all places. Just the two of us in a tiny reception area. A decade later he was one of the celebrities at a rodeo in Burbank. Extraordinary to see a man of his age going at full gallop with both hands twirling the rope).
(Unbelievably, people on Amazon are trying to flog the Entertainment One travesty starting at $119.81. Back in 2011, I quoted from the 'Editorial review' on the Amazon page on another thread here:
'Pain-staking, re-mastering and re-colorized. Enhanced digital sound. A true western drama masterpiece made even better'. I pointed out that 'Pain-staking' is what you do to Dracula. This joke should have suffered a similar fate).