cannot find any and i have rented the letterbox dvd and it is not the proper ratio.
the 1:33:1 of the criterion is closer to the o-neg ratio.
the criterion release has these features not found on the later dvd release which was not from criterion:
* Audio commentary by Ray Harryhausen and film historian Bruce Eder * Animation tests from The Elementals, an unfinished Harryhausen film * Theatrical trailers for Jason and the Argonauts and four other Harryhausen films * Storyboards, sketches, lobby cards, casting notes and memos on deleted scenes * Inside peeks at creating the special effects for the famous "Skeleton" and "Hydra" sequences. * Exclusive close-up photos of Harryhausen models
this info comes straight form the criterion jacket insert according to laserdisc database:
About the transfer:
This exclusive new digital film to tape transfer was made from the best elements of the two existing archival interpositives. Ray Harryhausen was consulted during the transfer on how each scene should appear. For this edition Criterion has presented Jason in it's original 1.33:1 full frame aspect ratio.
also the final side was in CAV full feature instead of clv allowing still frame.
I have the Criterion set. This is the first time I've heard of Jason having a stereo track. (I recall reading somewhere the original score masters were lost.) Could this be a recent remix?
I do know the Pioneer Special Editions of 7th Voyage of Sinbad and Mysterious Island boast stereo tracks, but the liner notes give no clue to their age. Actually, the music is in stereo, and all dialog and sound effects stay in the center channel.
Has anyone preserved the Harryhausen documentary "Aliens Monsters and Me"?