I Love Your Work

Posted in: Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on April 19th, 2006

(out of 5)

Gino Sassani

Gino Sassani is a member of the Southeastern Film Critic's Association (SEFCA) and The Critics Association of Central Florida (CACF). He is a film and television critic based in Tampa, Florida. He's also the Senior Editor here at Upcomingdiscs. Gino started reviewing films in the early 1990's as a segment of his local television show Focus. He's an award-winning recording artist for Omega Records. Gino is currently working on his 8th album Merchants & Mercenaries. Gino took over Upcomingdiscs Dec 1, 2008. He works out of a home theater he calls The Reel World. Favorite films: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Body Snatcher (Val Lewton film with Karloff and Lugosi, not the pod people film), Unforgiven, Gladiator, The Lion King, Jaws, Son Of Frankenstein, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and Monsters, Inc.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous
    07/27/2006 @ 1:49 pm

    I watched the DVD last night and am curious that you didn’t notice a couple things about the transfer. The beginning and end were letterboxed in 2:35:1 and then the film went to 16:9. So the original film was in 2:35:1? Did HBO pay for the transfer since they foolishly crop 2:35:1 films. Secondly, if so the film was shot using the “common top” technique in Super35. Whoever mastered the DVD missed that point and centered the video vertically leaving a lot of scenes with the top of actors heads cut off. Such shoddy mastering is irritating.

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