-> BLU-RAY review
Transfer looks very good.
But instead of the usual Blu-ray 24fps 1920x1080p (progressive) Full HD, what you get is a 1920x1080i (interlaced) picture playing at 50 Hz, resulting in slightly flickering/pulsating parts of the image especially on bright surfaces like walls (eg TC 00:08:44; 40:36; 41:25; 43:43; 44:29; 44:58; 45:18) or even Catherine's face in the opening shot at TC 00:01:55.
Overall the print looks fairly good and will please fans of this particular movie, incl. myself.
Released "avec le soutien du CNC" and carrying audio commentary by both Roman Polanski AND Catherine Deneuve, I guess this must be an official release. But why they didn't use a FILM print, or even better - if still available - the orig. camera negative (instead of a 50 Hz video master), isn't entirely clear.
Picture quality: 8,5/10; 1920x1080i 50 Hz
Aspect ratio: 1,66:1 (orig.); Pillarboxed
Run time (50 Hz): 1:40'46"
ST: F o/-
- "A British Horror Movie", 24' SD
- Audio commentary R. Polanski and C. Deneuve (English; ST: F )
- Interview Prof. Richard Gregory, neuropsychiatrist, 11' SD
- 2 Galleries: Poster art, production drawings
- Trailer, SD
Studio: Opening Meridiane Group / Filmedia