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positively stunning transfer of a classic Poe film,
This review is from: Masque Of The Red Death [DVD] (DVD)
This capsule review refers to the Studio Canal Classic Horror Film Collection (region 2) edition only.
What a sight for the senses is this immaculate 2007 transfer of the original 1964 film. Nicolas Roegs' evocative cinematography and inventive use of colour has NEVER looked this good - and even on a 55 inch monitor!! The marvellous photographic compositions,bold costume design and impressive art direction make it hard to believe this film was made over 40 years ago. Even the numerous beautiful matte shots by Ray Caple & Bob Cuff look superb and grain free - again an unusual sight when it comes to process shots in older movies which tend to look muddy and over processed. The awful old pan & scan tv transfers (my only previous exposure to this film) have hopefully been sent to the bottom of the sea by now!
Excellent(mono)sound and picture perfect crisp 2.35:1 anamorphic imagery more than make up for the lack of any extras whatsoever - not even a trailer unfortunately. As good as this film has ever looked.
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Initial post: 5 Nov 2010 11:13:20 GMT
A Reader says:
Presumably, for the benefit of others too, you mean the title listed under Studio: Optimum Home Entertainment which is the Studio Canal edition?
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