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Hitchcock's Blackmail [with proper AR] (Sound Version)
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Hitchcock's talkie version of Blackmail, released by Kino on BD, was a complete disaster.
Kino released not only one, but two falty version of the talkie on the same package. Instead of the original 1:20:1 aspect ratio, Disc One had the picture at 1:12:1 (vertically stretched), while Disc Two presented it at 1.33:1 version and horizontally stretched. Apparently the black bars are also not totally black, presenting a RGB value of R3 B3 G3 instead of 0 (zero), but I don't know if it also affected the movie's colors.
   
Is anyone interested in fixing this mistake?

Ps: Looks like Prime Video (https://is.gd/dfWZij) and Vudu (https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/deta...ail/561471) have the movie in HD and proper aspect ratio (although probably a lower bitrate).

Sources: https://www.brentonfilm.com/alfred-hitch...929-part-2
https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=321079
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WEB-DL: https://i.imgur.com/pgiQ0cZ.png
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Interesting. I was going to get this one in order to compare with the older spanish DVD release. Glad I didn't do it yet. I'll probably re-arrange the Kino messed ups, but is this the only isue noted (the image stretchings) ? You mentioned the coloring (RGB as well). How did you find out about it, I'm curious ?

Thanks to let me know.
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(2023-04-05, 01:11 AM)monks19 Wrote: Interesting. I was going to get this one in order to compare with the older spanish DVD release. Glad I didn't do it yet. I'll probably re-arrange the Kino messed ups, but is this the only isue noted (the image stretchings) ? You mentioned the coloring (RGB as well). How did you find out about it, I'm curious ?

Thanks to let me know.

I read it at the forums linked on my original post (check "sources")
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Yeah Kino never fixed it and claimed people were crazy. Rich and Strange has incorrect audio for a bit which is baked into the Studio Canal master. Kino said "reviews were great and didn't notice we're not fixing it."
Most disc reviews are utter crap so that defense doesn't help matters.

You're stuck fixing it yourself with Blackmail for the best available quality currently. If only Indicator would get the UK Hitchcock titles and do a boxset. (Omigud please let this happen.)
Damn Fool Idealistic Crusader
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