Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens
This thread has pretty much derailed and gotten overly personal.
Yeah, that tends to happen in Halloween
thread for some reason.
Honestly, folks, people are merely stating *preferences* here for this color timing or that. One may be revisionist or not, and Cundey may be reliable or not, but seriously, as Rob says in High Fidelity
, "how can it be bulls**t to state a preference"? It really can't. Where things get contentious is when you have one person who says "well, the new version may be more accurate (or maybe not), but I PREFER the 1999 look". Now, that's a perfectly acceptable stance to take as a fan (just as is preferring the new look). But instead of accepting that, we have some who would rather argue the point and say "no, you're wrong, and the colors you like are wrong, and here's proof". But the problem is, you can't prove that someone's preference is incorrect. It's simply what they personally like better.
I consider myself rather fortunate in the case of Halloween
. The lack of the original mono makes this an impossible disc to enjoy for my tastes, regardless of which color timing I accept as original or personally prefer watching. I will say that I think it's rather funny that the very people who are pounding the "this is how it originally looked in theaters 35 years ago and, as such, it's the only valid presentation of the film" drum are somehow the very same people who don't care at all about the original audio not being present for the first time in 35 years.