Originally Posted by oink
Is the AV quality superior to the Criterion?
It's different. Now mind you that this is not fresh on my mind, particularly the Criterion parked on my shelf. The picture looked brighter on the Criterion than I remembered seeing on LD, DVD, and that one time at the cinema. Mr. S. had his way with the film. The Japanese BD returns the tint of the film to what I saw in the past and assume to be correct, more or less.
As best as I recall, some of the extras don't work unless one speaks Italian. I watched some of them. The extras are mostly in Italian but with some English. It's sub'ed for the Japanese.