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  1. OliverK

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

    I think that they were afraid of their audience which is most probably many people who have bought earlier releases of Summertime. There would have been lots of complaints about so much of the picture missing and "it never looked like that" etc. They could have answered that it never looked like...
  2. OliverK

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

    This shows that Criterion could not have made everybody happy with releasing in only one aspect ratio. They might have gotten away with a 1.66:1 aspect ratio but many would still have been unhappy. I can now understand why they went for 3 aspect ratios for On The Waterfront where before I...
  3. OliverK

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

    Why can't we have a 1.33 AND a 1.37 version - I hate having to compromise like that!
  4. OliverK

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

    Thanks, that seems to work very well.
  5. OliverK

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

    It would probably have run matted to 1.66 in most European cinemas and as a European director David Lean must have been aware of that.
  6. OliverK

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

    Out of the three options of 1.85, 1.37 or both they certainly would get the fewest complaints with a release that includes both a 1.85 and 1.37:1 aspect ratio version. Or they can pull another On The Waterfront and throw in a 1.66:1 version for good measure ;)
  7. OliverK

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

    Thanks, it will be nice to have a frame of reference if I have to zoom out the Blu-ray. And yes, I still hope there will be another solution for this big blunder on behalf of Criterion but you never know. I agree with Bruce and would suggest that RAH and/or Bob Furmanek contact them and bring...
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