Just remember that the "new, restored high-definition digital transfer" offered by Criterion should still be the last transfer they created in 2005 for the standard DVD release. We should, at least, get better color reproduction through the higher bit-rate of the blu-ray.
Oh, I understood your post. I just thought it was a little much to make such a general statement about Criterion needing "to put some thought" into it. You can accuse them of many things, but probably not of not thinking about what they're doing.
NO lossless surround track.
Video is often extremely soft.
A grain pig (where is Lowry when you need them?).
Oh, and of course, no OAR..
I want no Lowry interfering with my transfers unless restoration is required. The Criterion transfer is from the camera negative. So if there are soft shots it's the way it was shot. And the grain is on the negative. I don't want it removed.
Yeah, apparently the US rights are currently held by Genius Productions, of which The Weinstein Company owns a majority share. They ran into some kind of trouble in negotiations if what I've been reading is correct.