Got it. I just read another review that seems to confirm that it's an old master.
Real missing opportunity here huh?
I guess I'll have a reason for the next upgrade huh?
It's really too bad they did not have Lowry do a new master for the film. Sounds like the audio could've been tweaked a bit as well.
I dunno. There's really no excuse for a late-90s video master being used for such a high-profile Blu-ray release in 2012.
The Lowry master was ridiculously cropped (although I read at the time that they were provided with the wrong materials, but I'm not sure), so I guess this is better than that, but surely a new image harvest could have been performed, especially considering this is still one of the more successful films in the series. The Spy Who Loved Me
should not look better than Goldeneye
in HD (not saying TSWLM shouldn't look great, just that they both should).
Another minor annoyance, the teaser trailer included in the "Ministry of Propaganda" is shorter than the one on the SE and UE. Pierce Brosnan's "You were expecting someone else?" line is missing for some reason. Little thing, but I always liked that trailer.
"Flying a plane is no different from riding a bicycle; it's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes."