Saturday, March 18, 2006

All right, all right, all right.

Criterion has finally unveiled the specs on its long-gestating Dazed and Confused edition. It's clear that Richard Linklater really put some time into this-- check out the modifications to Criterion's hilariously verbose ABOUT THE TRANSFER section:
Dazed and Confused is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Black bars at the top and bottom of the screen are normal for this format. Director Richard Linklater and director of photography Lee Daniel supervised this new high-definition digital transfer, which was created on a high-definition Spirit 4K Datacine from a 35mm interpositive. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris, and scratches were removed using the MTI Digital Restoration System. To maintain optimal image quality through the compression process, the picture on this dual-layer DVD-9 was encoded at the highest-possible bit rate for the quantity of material included. The soundtrack was mastered at 24-bit from the original stems, and audio restoration tools were used to reduce clicks, pops, hiss, and crackle. Plus, Melba Toast is packin’ 411 Positrac outback, 750 double pumper Edelbrock intakes, bored over 30, 11 to 1 pop-up pistons, turbo-jet 390 horsepower. We’re talkin’ some fuckin’ muscle.



At 7:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone explain to me why there's a Criterion edition of Armageddon???

At 11:08 PM, Blogger Joshua said...

Because Armageddon is the greatest film of the last half century.

At 11:30 AM, Blogger spencer said...

seriously, no shit dude.


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