Title says it all.... it appears a decent Special Edition was released in Region 2, but all I can find for Region 1 are a couple of cheapies (one from Delta and one from Steeplechase). Are either of these any good? Anybody?
I recall this too.david hare said:As I recall (from this forum earlier? maybe elsewhere?) Torsten Kaiser worked on the new HD of this from an original open matte element. He and his tech observed that between them Preminger and DP Sam Leavitt played pretty fast and loose with potential problems in the headroom and even footroom, vis a vis, boom mikes and even cables on the set floor.
I may have the quote wrong but while they had originally intended to potentially remaster for a 1.85 mask they ended settling for 1.66, given the shot by shot, sequence by sequence detective work they had to do to dodge possible visual clangers creeping into the final matte.
Nothing he says makes sense to me - but maybe I'm just misunderstanding it all. There is almost no detail in the transfer at all. Contrast is okay, but no textures, no detail - maybe in the closest of close-ups there's a little but that's it. I'm rarely bothered by this stuff, but this bothered me.AshJW said:I recall this too.