- May 23, 2002
- Los Angeles, CA
- Real Name
- Scott Morris
Your reply is very much appreciated, Mr. Harris. I suspected there was probably some behind the scenes discussion that took place after the initial posts in this thread, since things seem to have resolved themselves amicably. And it makes me happy to know that the crew at Kino are as excellent as the product they release. But mainly, I'm just excited to finally see this film in another couple of weeks. Thanks again and take care!If you’re referring to Jon Hertzberg, he and I have no problem. We chatted off-site. I believe that he was surprised by my review of the disc, as much as I regarding my findings, and questioned that review, based upon his information - in a very civil fashion. On occasion AV gear will act up, and errors have been made. I have no problem if someone representing the distributor requests that I take another look. That’s fair, surely.
In those situations, I amend reviews. This was not one of those situations.
Mr. Hertzberg suggested that I contact others at Kino, which I’ve done. Each and every individual was open and helpful.
In the end, I believe they discovered certain things of which they were unaware, and are amending certain attributes regarding the publicity for the release.
Zero problems with Kino or those who rep the company. Only with the Blu-ray, for which my review stands.
That noted, I tend to get prickly when any entity makes note of some brilliant restoration, that I feel is not.
To my eyes, many problems stick out like the veritable sore thumb.
I would wager that 75+% of viewers will have no problem with this release, and will enjoy an extraordinary film, with a timeless performance.