Monday, 27 June 2011

THE MUSIC LOVERS (Ken Russell) [1970]

This film is particularly close to my heart. It's 40 years old and only today - June 27th, 2011, has it got its first release anywhere in the world.

Before this I had a reasonable quality bootleg recorded from VHS. Widescreen with decent sound, but grainy and banding picture quality. This new DVD is quite impressive - strong sound and decent visuals. Not much in the way of remastering though. Here's a comparison:

There are no extras, no subtitles, and the blurb on the back of the box has strange grammar choices. It also says it is 4:3 full frame but the actual picture is 16:9 anamorphic.

I also believe this is the first review of this DVD on the internet. I wonder if anyone else has even bought it?

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