Did the film have the "mythical" green-yellow bias theatrically? The cold/grey colors of the Criterion do little for me; is this a case of Criterion/Storaro revisionism (as it would seem), or did the movie actually look so drab in the theatres? Is this another case, like the Coppola Dracula SE transfer, where the film looked one way theatrically and on the Superbit DVD and then another "correct" way on the SE?HerrSchreck wrote:Thats the first thing I thought, even above the 2.0ism. The film loses it's mythical pallette and turns into Crime Drama Colorville, cold and grey.Lino wrote:Never mind the AR - it's the colors I have a problem with now. It looks so cold and drab. .
And I agree with you, Schreck: Criterion's honoring Storaro's insanity (or, as they spin it in their blog, genius) without offering up a version of the film that's reflective of the original work is unforgivable. I was hoping that, as a consolation, the television version would be untampered with, but, alas, not. It could be worse; at least there's a truer transfer in R2, unlike Apocalypse Now, which remains fucked everywhere on DVD (to my knowledge).