The Trial (Orson Welles) on 3rd of May

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  1. Gordon McMurphy

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    The Trial

    Does the region 1 edition have a good transfer?

    Interesting film version of a great, disturbing novel.
     
  2. Jeff Wilson

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    This is the UK port of the superb French release from Studio Canal, which features a great anamoprhic transfer that looks clearly better than the Region 1 edition. The French 2 disc set also includes a scene cut from the film (albeit without sound), a slightly altered 1984 cut of the film which omits the pinscreen opening, and a talking heads documentary on Kafka.

    I posted a brief comparison of the Region 1 Milestone disc and the Studio Canal edition here and a look at the deleted scene, with dialogue from the continuity script here, for anyone interested.
     
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    Wow - the French transfer is beautiful; the contrast balance is miles better than the other two editions.

    Is the British release going to be identical to the French release? I sure hope so.

    Thanks a lot, Jeff! [​IMG]
     
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    That is more than a little interesting [​IMG]

    BTW Jeff, love your site which I just stumbled across when I was looking for the Welles memo on Touch of Evil (not included with the R2 release). Excellent.

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    Interesting; too bad they aren't including at least the deleted scene. In any event, the French release is still out there. And thanks for the kind words about my site, John!
     

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