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A Room with a View; 4k DI Master

Criterion's 4k scan of this 1985/1986 35-mm film, along with extensive manual restoration, results in gorgeous details and color. An early-20th-century English romantic-comedy costume drama, with comedy as social-class satire, the filming centers on Florence, Italy, and a upper-class British home. Image details are the best I've seen on my 1080p 65" Panasonic plasma @8'; better than another 4k-digital-intemediate film I used in 2014 to measure on-screen effective resolution. Director James Ivory and cinematographer Tony Pierce-Roberts supervised the transfer. Criterion cautions the film's 1.66:1 aspect ratio may create black sidebars, although none appear on my setup. A pamphlet with the disc includes John Pym's detailed essay about the award-winning movie, plus technical details, like the negative's fixation error. Extra documentaries feature recent interviews with producers and actors. -- John
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If you're not seeing the side bars on a 1.66:1 image, then your display is applying overscan. You should turn that off immediately.

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If you're not seeing the side bars on a 1.66:1 image, then your display is applying overscan. You should turn that off immediately.
You're right. Thanks. Somehow 'slipped' out of 1:1-pixel mode for my display with my PS-3 BR player. -- John

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Did you ever see the older Blu-ray that came out years ago? As an owner of said disc, it would be interesting to find out how much better the new 4K remaster improves things.

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Did you ever see the older Blu-ray that came out years ago? As an owner of said disc, it would be interesting to find out how much better the new 4K remaster improves things.
No, hadn't seen the other Blu-ray, but noticed it(?) was reviewed in the PQ thread. Had seen several cable showings. If they release a 4k UHD from their scan one of these years, I'd undoubtedly try comparing them (two Criterions) when I acquire a 4k display. -- John
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