Sunday, March 04, 2007

ThinkFilm's Tideland Butchery Not Approved

I have received an e-mail from Nicola Pecorini, the phenomenally talented cinematographer of Tideland. He tells me that neither he nor director Terry Gilliam approved the decision by ThinkFilm to release the DVD version of Tideland in a 1.77:1 aspect ratio, instead of the original 2.35:1 of the cinema release.

In fact, Pecorini didn't have any nice words for ThinkFilm's handling of the film overall - but really, who does?

I would advise that readers worldwide seek out the R2 UK DVD of Tideland from Revolver. Sadly, my long promised review copy has still not arrived, but hopefully, it will soon.

Hopefully. And then we can talk more about what a good job they did with it.

[EDIT: A new review by Randy Miller III has praised the content (that is, the film and the features - which you can see on the properly formatted Revolver set) of ThinkFilm's DVD, but knocked off points for the incorrect aspect ratio presentation. ThinkFilm aren't going to live this one down easily]

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