Solid upgrade over the DVD, thankfully. As many of you know, the new Nikkatsu Roman Porno HD masters from the past few years (boosted, often unnatural looking) are generally inferior to the old Nikkatsu HD masters (less detail, but more natural colours and contrast). With the new Japanese BD releases you never know what you'll be getting (e.g. Love Hotel: Amazon HD stream is the old DVD master in HD, the Happinet BD is a new HD master with boosted contrasts and yellowish colours. Thanks @Sundance).
Delicate Skillful Fingers thankfully is one of the good ones. It is 1080i unfortunately, the compression ain't too hot, and there's some hiss on the audio track, but the DVD had the exact same issues. The picture quality is otherwise notably improved, there's Japanese subtitles on the disc and the photo gallery has been greatly extended from 8 photos to 41. The artwork is less good, though.
Top: Happinet DVD
Bottom: Happinet BD
(director Toru Murakawa in the middle)
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