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Restored and Ruined,
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This review is from: Touch Of Evil [DVD] (DVD)
A great film has been ruined by changing the aspect ratio to widescreen. Actors lose the tops of their heads and the picture looks a bit fuzzy to me. But to make matters even worse, on the copy I got the sound wasn't in synch with the picture, rendering it virtually unwatchable. It went in the bin the next day. Buyer beware!
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Initial post: 12 May 2010 12:43:22 BDT
Thank you for pointing this out. It is so difficult to find out, prior to buying, what precisely the format is : I would only buy dvds suitable for showing in all regions, or in "region 2", and also only in the 4:3 format, if only this important technical information were given to prospective buyers. I'm very nervous of finding myself having bought a widescreen dvd which I would have avoided buying if only it had been described as such...
Surely such technical information should be mandatory under "format", rather than just the vague term "dvd" !
Posted on 15 Oct 2010 10:38:23 BDT
Mark Angus says:
The film was intended to be 1:85:1. Like a lot of films at the time though, it was filmed in full-matte to be cropped in post, and the full-matte version ended up on tv. So this restored version is accurate to the original direction intention.
Posted on 6 Dec 2010 13:49:20 GMT
Mark Angus says:
Having now bought this DVD, I concur that the sound slips in and out of sync. It's not just bad ADR, there must have been some sort of screw-up with the transfer to DVD. Really disappointing and it does kind of spoil things quite a bit.
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