Friday, 14 May 2010

BluRay Shmooray...?

During his recent press conference at FanFest 2010, stop-motion animation legend Ray Harryhausen talked about the new Bluray release of his ever-popular movie Clash of the Titans / Jason and the Argonauts (sorry, I can't remember which one it was now!). He and his biographer (Tony Dalton) said that, while recording the new commentary track for the Blu-Ray release, they found out the several scenes were going to be reduced / cut from the film. The reason for this is that with the higher definition picture offered by Blu-Ray, some undesirable picture elements (strings, mostly!) were clearly visible, whereas on previous releases no-one would have been able to notice them.

Is this a case of technology going forwards to the detriment of the film experience?!?

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