|Apologies for the image-heavy post, but Filmbrain is so completely over the moon with this new Jean-Luc Godard box set that he felt he had to share how wonderful the transfers look. (Not to mention an excuse to fill the page with some smashing pics of this site's patron saint.)|
In a comment left earlier this week, the Cinetrix was curious to hear about the quality of Made in U.S.A. Like her, Filmbrain's sole experience with the film was the shoddy 16mm print at The Anthology Film Archives, and he assumed that the dull, washed out, fuzzy look was by design. The DVD reveals just how gorgeous and lush Godard's second color feature actually is.
|Even more impressive is the transfer of Pierrot Le Fou, as the following shots reveal. Taking a cue from DVD Beaver (a godsend of a site), Filmbrain thought he would compare the new release to the old Region 1 Fox Lorber release. The bottom picture does just that, and it shows how criminally bad the R1 release is -- the image is cropped and/or zoomed, the colors way off, etc.|
If you own a region-free DVD player, you need this, you want this, you gotta have this. True, the subtitles are unremovable, and there are no extras whatsoever, but we're talking over three hours of Anna Karina for a (somewhat) reasonable price. (Filmbrain will report on Prenom Carmen just as soon as he gets a chance to watch it.)