Originally Posted by oink
Amazon copy arrived today....
...I am not sure what happened with this transfer, but it doesn't look nearly as well as it should.
Throughout the movie I wondered if this had been mis-framed.
The official OAR is 1.85, the BD is 1.78
Ordinarily, this isn't a big deal.
However, this movie is one that truly needs its OAR.
I can tell you what happened to the transfer. Nothing. At least, nothing beyond the basic functions of a digital scan of a 21 year-old film element with no money put into digital clean-up/enhancement. Digital restoration is expensive and small labels don't have the resources to put into a transfer that will sell in the low numbers a film like this will. That aside, one will have a much higher appreciation of this new release if one has the UK disc that was released several years ago. Maybe this disc isn't "eye candy" (though I might take exception with that), but in relative terms, it's pretty damn good.
As for the aspect ratio, c'mon, really?