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  1. Lord Dalek

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

    The only thing I was trying to see on those caps was framing. Because my Vizio does NOT allow me to zoom in on either blu-rays or streaming. And even if it did, I can't get a 1.66:1 zoom anyway. Also the image is quite a bit brighter on my Chromecast anyway.
  2. Lord Dalek

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

    Summertime was largely shot in natural light. The new Criterion more accurately reflects that. The "RAN" (typical Tooze gibberish), which btw is the older transfer still currently on HBO Max, appears to be contrast boosted.
  3. Lord Dalek

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

    Criterion Channel. They've updated their stream to the new master.
  4. Lord Dalek

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

    Extraction window: 1482x893 (dead center, 1.66:1) EDIT: 1.85 Vs. 1.66
  5. Lord Dalek

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

    Extraction window: 1482x801 (dead center, 1.85:1).
  6. Lord Dalek

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

    People have been complaining about the previous release of Summertime being MAR here for the better part of 15 years. I don't think they've listened at all.
  7. Lord Dalek

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

    IIRC the master they used on Last Emperor was created primarily for DVD and used Storaro's modus opperendii for standard def formats:
  8. Lord Dalek

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

    "AWKSHULLY Summertime would have been in 2.00:1 as the Superscope 235 standard did not exist for another three yeaaaahs." /adjusts monacle
  9. Lord Dalek

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

    Yes that option exists. Doesn't work on roku or the internal HBO Max app for that matter either. Also tv's actually a M55Q8-H1.
  10. Lord Dalek

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

    Its a compromise between 1.33 and 1.37. :cool:
  11. Lord Dalek

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

    Ok lets look at this a different way. This is how Carnival of Souls looks on the Criterion blu-ray. This is how Carnival of Souls looks if you use the zoom feature if you have it. (EEUGH) This is how Carnival of Souls is SUPPOSED to look but doesn't because Herk Harvey went to his grave...
  12. Lord Dalek

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

    I just want to point out that my current main TV (a Vizio MQ55N) doesn't have a zoom in function as far as I know so don't give me that "can't you just use your remote?" crap.
  13. Lord Dalek

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

    They kinda just did with the For All Mankind UHD (even though that film really wasn't composed for widescreen or theatrical presentation in general).
  14. Lord Dalek

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

    One is a 1.66:1 frame the other is 1.85:1.
  15. Lord Dalek

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

    ^That's not the same scene mind you. And besides modern technology can give you a far better YCM combine than what they used to produced that IP in the mid 90s. EDIT: Oh look I found the original restoration blurb from that laserdisc! (same transfer was used the DVD most likely as Criterion...
  16. Lord Dalek

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

    Well you gotta applaud their stubborness. I've heard complaints about the old disc being MAR arround here for over a decade.
  17. Lord Dalek

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

    101 Dalmatians is not a good example since we actually have documentation requesting theaters project it at 1.37:1 in 1961. BUT HEY! Since you brought it up... Yeah I can see why Disney prefers 1.33:1. The Xerography is MUCH MUCH worse in 1.75. Now back to your regularly...
  18. Lord Dalek

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

    The thing is the compositions just look better in widescreen. 1.33:1 Vs. 1.66 and 1.85:1 Ultimately it is just empty space
  19. Lord Dalek

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

    Ironically if you use the argument they made in the 90s that widescreen was bad because it didn't fill your tv then Criterion is in the wrong here.
  20. Lord Dalek

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

    Ok this is every title card since that's been the most problematic. Crop is dead center 1435x775 I don't know if this was originally supposed to be 1.85:1, but I am fairly convinced that the opening titles at the very least are supposed to be 1.66, even though that...
  21. Lord Dalek

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

    Since I've got nothing better to do here's some more. Frame size is 1434x775 which the 1.33:1 manages to extract to rather well from a 1920x1080 cap.
  22. Lord Dalek

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

    Yes. The black bars on the left and right are from the windowboxing. It creates a 1.66:1 framing inside of a 1.85:1 wrapper.
  23. Lord Dalek

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

    Criterion Channel Stream obviously resembles the Japanese transfer more than the old laserdisc one. And just for the hell of it...
  24. Lord Dalek

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

    The OCN is either lost or deteriorated past the point of no return if the current master is derived from YCM separations as the previous release suggested (and that transfer was done in the analog realm a quarter century ago mind you). As for what we have, there's plenty of horizontal...
  25. Lord Dalek

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

    I'll take your word on that. Just being hypothetical.
  26. Lord Dalek

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

    Ok lets assume that the windowboxing is there on the seps. we'll go with a 1434x775 extraction because it looks good to me. Now that problematic cap. As you can see, in regards to the opening that's the only way 1.85 works as far as this telecine goes without cutting off letters. But...
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