As I have nothing better to do I took a few screenshots from Trinity Is Still My Name discs (DVDs & Blu-Ray). Well, I actually took them some months ago but been lazy as usual, and it turns out I only took one screenshot per disc. Which wasn’t a very smart thing to do. Anyways, this particular scene happens to be a very problematic one as evidenced by all the bad DVD images below and the Blu-Ray from German company 3L (and e-m-s?) doesn’t handle it any better.
Here’s a question for all of you following (1)… which one of the 8 images below is from the Blu-Ray? Notice that the one big image (a work of art!) below contains all the 8 screenshots so you don’t have to load them all separately. Just click on the image to load it in full size. It is 2megs in size though and the resolution is 1904×2782 so not for modems or gprs! The images from DVDs were resized to Blu-Ray resolution in photoshop before cropping.
Oh and since the image is so large I’d appreciate it if you’d link to this post instead of the image directly. That is if you for some reason need to show it to someone.
EDIT: Oh yeah, before anyone sends some hate mail, I have to add that a lot of the other scenes (but not all) on the Blu-Ray do look better than this one.
Italian company Medusa Home Entertainment has recently released Matalo! on DVD and the result looks very good. I was actually very surprised at the quality as I thought this kind of release might not be a possibility. I remember reading, although I’m not sure if it’s true at all, that Koch Media was going to release Matalo! at some point but they had to cancel it because good enough print wasn’t found.
I compared the Medusa disc to the older Wild East disc and have to say that the Italian disc is clearly superior in multiple ways. The only reason, and I admit it is an important one, there’s still room for the WE release is that as usual the Italian disc includes only Italian audio/subtitles. But fans might want to pick up this new disc anyways even if they can’t understand Italian (and already own another release).
Here’s one higher (1024x…) resolution image comparison which really shows what kind of difference there is. I have removed the black bars from the non-anamorphic image of the WE disc.
And click on the following links for
Medusa Home Entertainment & Wild East disc specs / and the rest of the screenshots