Originally Posted by wuther
You are using a site that uses DVDs not blu-rays as proof?. They mostly go on about continuity errors and film crew sightings, guess you want continuity breaking cigeratte placements fixed digitally.
Benny Hill was making spoofs of film flaws back in the 60's but since you say that is not possible for him to have seen them I guess he went into a time machine to our present age so he can get material and I guess newspaper, book & magazine film reviewers used this time machine too since they wrote about them. Before the home video age there were plenty of satires of vfx and yes including about seeing wires like SCTV did.
This topic has come up recently at another forum.
Firstly, Robert Harris has said that when restoring The Godfather Part II
there was a scene where wires were visible on the scan of the OCN which were not visible on theatrical prints in the '70s, so they removed them. To quote him directly:
Going back to an original element is sometimes problematic. And you deal with it, shot by shot, and frame by frame.
In GF2, during the murder of Fanucci, in a 4k scan of the camera original, tiny wires attached to squibs in the actor's face became visible. These had to be digitally removed. They were not visible in final prints.
Secondly, digital changes were made on the Blu-ray Disc release of A Night to Remember
for similar reasons.
Brown notes: Some of the Titanic model shots, whilst looking okay on the fine-grain, were seen for the first time warts and all' on the scans from the negative. We were seeing flags and all sorts of things which were all but invisible on the fine-grain due to the much higher contrast, and the fact that the film had only ever been seen previously three generations of laboratory printing further away from the negative than we were seeing for the first time on the five-metre screen at 142.
On a few of these problem' shots I was able to draw Garbage Mattes on Resolve and track the film weave with fills and blurs to disguise the bits and pieces that weren't welcome in the final film-out. I felt comfortable in doing this as they were rendered less visible to the original viewing audience due to printing limitations. So, I had to replicate this in a sympathetic way without improvements' that were never there previously.
Finally, when An American Werewolf in London
appeared on Blu-ray Disc John Landis said some small details such as the writing on the bottles behind the bar were visible on the Blu-ray Disc which had not been evident on original screenings.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6lWNSDsTZg
In short, there's plenty of evidence that a good Blu-ray Disc might contain information the director did not intend the audience to see, unless it is digitally removed.