- Sep 9, 2005
So I presume, nay hope, that if these paramount films get a USA release they won’t be from DVD era masters
Will Toko Ri be widescreen? The streaming HD versions are 1.33.
The movie was filmed during the first quarter of 1954, so it should be in widescreen ratio.An assumption on my part as the film was released in December of 1954, well into the wide screen era. I seriously doubt it was shown 1.37 in cinemas at that point. If the blu ray is 1.33, I'm not interested.
Increasingly, Imprint is becoming a dumping ground for C-grade video masters that haven't been given any sort of consideration to ready them for a Blu-ray release. A Place in the Sun looks awful - dark, fuzzy and grainy. The Day of the Locust in an atrocity that seems to herald its master from the ole VHS days. When Worlds Collide had a ton of Technicolor mis-registration issues, and, No Way To Treat a Lady had terribly faded colors, and jaundice flesh tones. Yes, there have been some solid efforts scattered throughout the franchise.
But frankly, I don't want to pre-order titles months ahead, with anticipation, only to get 3rd grade plunk being peddled as fine wine. If they're not going to take the time to insist upon an upgraded master from the studio (not saying it has to be perfect, just up to snuff for the current standards - a little dirt and age-related stuff, passable if not forgivable) there is really no point to these releases. Just saying!