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  1. octobercountry

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    I'm curious, if there are no problems with the original negative, why was this blu-ray prepared from, what... third-generation elements? That seems to be just as big a question as why they are screwing up the aspect ratio.
  2. octobercountry

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    After seeing the various comparisons, it seems like the film would display very nicely at 1.66:1. And it also seems very likely that Criterion is NOT going to do this. Ah well.... nothing any of us can do about it....
  3. octobercountry

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    I don't know-----I think the examples you have shown are cropped very close to 2:1, not 1.85:1. (At least, that is how they display on my monitor---I took a ruler and checked.) Which leads me to think, that the framing on the titles would be very tight at 1.85:1, but that the letters would fit...
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