Oops, I mean "IN". Can't edit titles.
Saw "Little Women" (1994) the other night on I think TCM, stunning HD presentation, pristine 5.1 audio. Absolutely breathtaking. Then tonight the mega-classic "Meet Me in St. Louis" and it was in SD! Awful blurry mess. So the question is, how does TCM that takes image so seriously not be able to score an HD transfer from the original 35mm print of a film classic like that?? You see this see-saw battle between SD and HD transfers of classic film presentations all the time. Is it possible that "Meet Me in St. Louis" no longer exists on 35mm and they had to strike a digital copy from an old 16mm (made-for-TV broadcast) print? It did look about the same resolution as those BBC period films shot in 16mm originally and then transferred to digital.
It is amazing how claustrophobic 4:3 makes you after watching mainly 16:9 even if it is original format.
Edited by Maruuk, 24 December 2013 - 02:57 AM.