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  1. Robert Crawford

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

    Well, all of us have to make due with what we have available to us. For most of us, screenshots might not be accurate enough in comparison to a movie in motion on a much larger screen than a 43" monitor.
  2. Robert Crawford

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

    Anybody remember how much that Japanese Blu-ray cost?
  3. Robert Crawford

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

    I'm not offended, but DVDBeaver screenshots are not respected by many HTF members.
  4. Robert Crawford

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

    :laugh: Are you serious posting those here.
  5. Robert Crawford

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

    I don't know, but what wondering what you based your stated opinion on. I watched the Criterion Channel stream and it didn't appear dark to me.
  6. Robert Crawford

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

    Are you basing your opinion about the Criterion Blu-ray on those screenshots?
  7. Robert Crawford

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

    Looks great if it was in 1.66 or 1.85.
  8. Robert Crawford

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

    Yeah, but you lose picture quality doing so.
  9. Robert Crawford

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

    Furthermore, this Criterion Blu-ray will be derived from a new 4K scan which wasn’t the case for the Japanese disc.
  10. Robert Crawford

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

    No offense to RAH, but that post means nothing until we hear something from Criterion.
  11. Robert Crawford

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

    What makes you think they're finally getting the message?
  12. Robert Crawford

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

    Before this announcement, if Criterion had decided to release this Blu-ray in 1.66 ratio, there wouldn't have been much controversy and that most of us would have applauded them releasing it in widescreen format. Oh well!
  13. Robert Crawford

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

    As much as I have a problem with Criterion not offering this movie in widescreen format, there is no doubt this disc will look significantly better than that Japanese disc due to the below excerpt from Criterion's site. New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the...
  14. Robert Crawford

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

    That's our right! You don't like it then stop reading this thread. Problem solved!
  15. Robert Crawford

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

    Then don't tell others to deal with it because we're all dealing with it in our own way.
  16. Robert Crawford

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

    We are all dealing with it, with some of us refusing to buy this Blu-ray. If that upsets you then that's too bad because I have no problem with you buying this Blu-ray. That's your decision, the same for me, it's my decision to not buy this Blu-ray.
  17. Robert Crawford

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

    I'll never applaud other people doing the wrong thing.
  18. Robert Crawford

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

    Shocking!:laugh: Anyhow, on to the next title controversy.:)
  19. Robert Crawford

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

    The HBO Max stream is derived from the same source as the Criterion and iTunes streams. Nothing new here!
  20. Robert Crawford

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

    I've been accused of being many things, but being a purist isn't one of them.:laugh:
  21. Robert Crawford

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

    What aspect ratio do you think this Blu-ray should have a released in? Or your ratio preference?
  22. Robert Crawford

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

    I disagree it's the same argument as Ridgemont High wasn't about aspect ratio.
  23. Robert Crawford

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

    Let's remember that Citizen Kane was released by Criterion through an agreement with Warner Home Video. A Star is Born was a Warner Archive release so it's not surprising that it's not being streamed anywhere yet, not even on HBO Max as it seems like WA is trying to protect their WA disc sales.
  24. Robert Crawford

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

    If it was a Warner Home Video title via Criterion, like Citizen Kane then I can see it on iTunes. However, with this old UA title that is now controlled by Janus Films, I have a feeling it's going to be exclusive to the Criterion Blu-ray and The Criterion Channel.
  25. Robert Crawford

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

    I was actually expecting it to be 1.66, instead of a 1.37 aspect.
  26. Robert Crawford

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

    Well, at this time, I'm refusing to purchase this Blu-ray. With that said, aren't we discussing the ratios?
  27. Robert Crawford

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

    I could see it being projected at 1.66.
  28. Robert Crawford

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

    That is one of the things that Criterion is counting on.
  29. Robert Crawford

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

    I wouldn't call it anger, but disappointment. At least, that's what I am right now.
  30. Robert Crawford

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

    Their arrogance comes through with their messaging here. Yet, just looking at the film you can plainly see that the framing top to bottom isn't right in 1.37.
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