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A few words about...™ Hitchcock BIP Collection & Murder - in Blu-ray
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I just saw all these titles earlier this year in poor quality discs. So I’m curious to revisit them on these newly made discs. I’ll be curious I end up liking some of the titles better.
 

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I just watched Kino's Blu-ray of "Murder!" Here is the perfect example of why the correct masking should be used for an early talkie with a 1.19:1 aspect ratio and not "open-matte" 1.33:1 which this presentation is.

Left side crew equipment visible:
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Left side edge of set visible (this is supposed to be a small enclosed prison visiting/interrogation room):
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I just watched Kino's Blu-ray of "Murder!" Here is the perfect example of why the correct masking should be used for an early talkie with a 1.19:1 aspect ratio and not "open-matte" 1.33:1 which this presentation is.

Left side crew equipment visible:
View attachment 69267


Left side edge of set visible (this is supposed to be a small enclosed prison visiting/interrogation room):
View attachment 69268

Agreed. Quite correct.
 

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I just watched Kino's Blu-ray of "Murder!" Here is the perfect example of why the correct masking should be used for an early talkie with a 1.19:1 aspect ratio and not "open-matte" 1.33:1 which this presentation is.

Left side crew equipment visible:
View attachment 69267


Left side edge of set visible (this is supposed to be a small enclosed prison visiting/interrogation room):
View attachment 69268
Has this been reported to Kino? They should fix it.
 

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Has this been reported to Kino? They should fix it.

I’ll ask.

As an aside, seeing the matte open, can be quite educational. Some filmmakers protected, while some did not. Hitchcock and De Mille are among them.
Honestly I only posted the images for educational purposes. I didn't want people to pile on to Kino, as they tend not to respond well to criticism. It's really a minor issue, as those were the only two shots I even noticed that had things revealed that you weren't supposed to see. I think the next time I watch the movie, I will use my projector's blanking feature to mask about 140 pixels on the left side of the image.
 

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