The Ice Storm: R1 20th Century vs. R1 Criterion

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The Ice Storm: R1 20th Century vs. R1 Criterion

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the ice storm



Top: R1 20th Century (anamorphic)
Bottom: R1 Criterion (anamorphic)



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Cool, I never knew that Criterion had released this. Thanks Joe!

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It just came out on March 18th. It has some great documentaries on disc two with the cast and crew all recently recorded.
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I prefer the warmer colours on the older R1 (check the girls face), is the Criterion how it is "supposed" to look?

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grim_tales wrote:is the Criterion how it is "supposed" to look?
Yes.

# - DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET FEATURES
# - New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Ang Lee and director of photography Frederick Elmes


EDIT:- http://www.criterion.com/asp/release.asp?id=426
Just in case some douche bag asks for the source.
I prefer the warmer colours on the older R1 (check the girls face),
Criterion is far less cropped and looks more natural. Easy win IMO.

These tight wads ought to hurry up with the BD support, DVD doesn't cut the mustard any more.

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EvaUnit02 wrote:These tight wads ought to hurry up with the BD support, DVD doesn't cut the mustard any more.
Tooze has his camera at the ready.

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Lourdes wrote:
EvaUnit02 wrote:These tight wads ought to hurry up with the BD support, DVD doesn't cut the mustard any more.
Tooze has his camera at the ready.
Hehe, good one.

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The grey/blue colour suits that scene much better because it takes place during the winter, the day after an ice storm. Ang did a commentary for this release specifically and again Criterion says he personally supervised the telecine transfer along with the DP.
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Thanks Captianjoe. I didn't know this was getting a release too.

Like Grim I prefer the Fox colours but as the Criterion is Director Approved (and except for the overly green colours) looks very good I'm not particular bothered. The Disney UK DVD is a non-anamorphic joke.

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