Great, BD-Rs... the medium so problematic and unreliable that even Warner Archive won't use them—clearly that's the way to satisfy your customers' "desire for a Blu Ray product that offers lasting durability, playability, and collectable packaging."
Roger Ryan wrote:
So apparently "The Film Detective" is the same guy behind "The Film Chest" then. "The Film Chest" already released a DNR-scrubbed version of THE STRANGER (1946) on a pressed Blu-ray a couple of years back ... how is a BD-R of the same title going to be of any value?
Same with The Red House
I wonder if Criterion will at least save Carnival of Souls
and My Man Godfrey
with non-scrubbed high-def transfers from the negatives.Salt of the Earth
really calls out for a definitive special edition. Obviously a hugely significant and unique film with a special and fascinating story behind the independent production, covert post-production, suppression, and below-the-radar appreciation for many years via unofficial/pirated 16mm prints. Still, I'm satisfied with my now-OOP DVD from Organa that was authorized by the filmmakers' heirs, and Deborah Rosenfelt's book makes an excellent supplement.