The Eclipse is a no-brainer really.justeleblanc wrote:I think I'll just wait for the Criterion/Eclipse box, which will be containing all four of Lubitsch's Paramount musicals
And while it is quite good the French transfer of One Hour with You utilizes only a meagre 3.1 gig bandwith. Despite which the picture if OK for most of the time although it becomes somewhat ghosty (or at least"ring-y") for a whole reel, around chapters 10-12. Eclipse's box will surely better this.
I also thnk the remaining Lubitsch Musical titles are simply better movies, even the earlier Love Parade. Watching One Hour again I was left somewhat exasperated by the cuteness of the material, and the relentless reliance on Chevalier addressing the camera. Lubitsch's taste and direction of actors isn't in question but I definitely prefer the other pictures, even Monte Carlo.