Specially impressive were the following scenes:
At the beginning of the film, when the taxi driver who picks up James Bond and who is a bad guy first appears. The camera focused on his face at close range for a moment after Bond discloses to him that he knows he is not a real taxi driver. You could count the pores on his face and see the acne complexion of the actor. I did a double take when I saw this. I thought to myself "are you freaking kidding me???) This is INCREDIBLE!!! This is a a 1962 movie. No way am i seeing this.
The scenes when Ursula Andrews first appears in the beach. WOW. Incredible colors and vibrancy in the picture.
These are only two scenes that I am focusing on. The quality of the whole film is just Spectacular.
1) Would anyone care to comment on the quality of this Blu Ray? Any feedback is welcomed. Let us know the the size of the display devise you used to to view the Blu Ray if you can. I suspect the impact of the quality of this Blu Ray would increase the larger the display device is.
2) When this film premiered in 1962, did it have two aspect ratios? Did it have a 1:66:1 aspect ratio in European theaters and a 1:85:1 aspect ratio in American theaters? The Blu ray aspect ratio is 1:66:1 with small vertical black bars on the right and left hand columns on a 16x9 display.
I am basing my question on the information on IMDB appearing below:
A blu ray review site also mentions that the original aspect ratio was 1:85:1
This is the first time I focus at length on a particular Blu Ray on the AVS forum. I have a feeling I would be doing this much more often in the future. My love of Home Theater has skyrocketed upward with the addition of the Epson 8350 projector. :-)
Thanks for any responses guys.