I’m not certain how far back in the home video chain we must travel to attain a copy of Disney’s Peter Pan, that looks even remotely like film, as opposed to a very pretty flip book.
While I’m certain that many people will disagree with my perspective, I’ve seen enough of these Disney animated classics in their newest form, that I’ve begun to hate them.
Take Peter Pan, for example. It was originally an animated motion picture, with images bound together with a beautiful sheen of moving film grain, as captured by the black & white SE negative.
Now, the film begins with the original RKO logo, or at least a still frame representation of it, and then moves through still frame representations of what once was the main title sequence.
The total lack of grain structure continues throughout, and again, at least to me, I’m no longer seeing a digital representation of film, which strangely was was Blu-ray was all about.
I’m seeing some sort of odd picture book, with images that look like cheap animation.
Color nice, but must presume that it isn’t the original color.
The magic is gone.
Audio is lovely.
Can no longer abide these creatures.
Image – 2
Audio – 5 (DTS-HD MA 7.1)
Pass / Fail – Fail
Upgrade from last Blu-ray – Can’t imagine why