Euro Cult Movie Forum => British Films => Topic started by: Inspector Tanzi on 15 Jul 2013 - 13:59

Title: The Brides Of Dracula (Terence Fisher, 1960)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 15 Jul 2013 - 13:59
U.K. Blu Ray out end of August.

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Title: Re: The Brides Of Dracula (Terence Fisher, 1960)
Post by: the blob on 15 Jul 2013 - 16:09
Bit of debate about rly his one still Universal's original 1.85:1 master was destroyed in the Uni Studios fire a little while back. It was the one they used for the R1 DVD. Since then they did a new cropped 2:1 transfer for some reason and that was what was initially being used for this BD. No word since whether a new transfer has been done.
Title: Re: The Brides Of Dracula (Terence Fisher, 1960)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 15 Jul 2013 - 16:15
It was a 1.66:1 master wasn't it? (I might be splitting hairs there though). 2:1 sounds completely wrong though....
Title: Re: The Brides Of Dracula (Terence Fisher, 1960)
Post by: the blob on 15 Jul 2013 - 16:55
I think because it was a Universal distribution they can get away with 1.85:1 as that's what it would have probably been in the U.S. and probably shot with that in consideration. Here's an example of the two.

DVD:
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New (TV Broadcast)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/09/y5a2ybem.jpg)

The colours are more vibrant on the original master as well.

I think someone at Universal did some research that Universal were using 2:1 as well at the time but in this case it just looks fucked up.
Title: Re: The Brides Of Dracula (Terence Fisher, 1960)
Post by: the blob on 15 Jul 2013 - 16:59
It was a 1.66:1 master wasn't it? (I might be splitting hairs there though). 2:1 sounds completely wrong though....

Actually, you're right. I could have sworn it was 1.85:1 on the DVD but it's 1.66:1 which makes it a whole lt worse.
Title: Re: The Brides Of Dracula (Terence Fisher, 1960)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 15 Jul 2013 - 17:06
I'm always right. Except when I'm wrong.