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1.0 out of 5 stars A really bad transfer, 10 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Zeta One [Blu-ray] [1969] [US Import] (Blu-ray)
When auctioneers have a tattered dog of a piece to sell, they some times call it an 'academic' piece. It has historic or teaching value. Zeta One is the academic film of all time: this is how amateurs bungle film making. There are lessons in every frame: pacing, lighting, continuity, even production accounting (there are expensive location shots which add very little to the story).
The curse of incompetence has extended to the re-mastered blu-ray version. The technical people cleaned up the picture, but then they arbitrarily trimmed top and bottom to fit modern TV screens. Because film cameramen focus on the centre of the image this means that the 'best' bits of the film (the rug that disappears and reappears with every change of shot, and the nude actresses more interesting bits) are largely missing.
This is a really poor show by the production company Jezebel. They are selling to a niche market which is very discriminating in its own nerdy way, and this is not even an 'academic' piece. If this is going to be the policy of Jezebel and its sister-company Salvation Films, I'd rather look elsewhere. Any ideas about alternative sources?
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