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Dead Presidents - Criterion Preservation V2 (Released)
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17-May-2020, 10:41 PM

I went into this one not knowing what to expect. You are doing God’s work, alleycat! I was super impressed with the BD-J menus, that’s a cool feature you don’t see in most “homemade” BD-Rs. However you did it, you nailed it!
I was even more mindblown when I watched the unrated Heist deleted scene and the first thing I noticed was the deleted scene had a 2.35:1 ratio, whereas the main feature was 1.78:1. I had not realized the film was original released in 2.35:1, but then after a closer look, I came to a beautiful conclusion: the print you used is an UNCROPPED open-matte print that practically has roughly 20-25% more picture info than the theatrical ratio. And for this movie, uncropped open-matte worked out tremendously. Only other uncropped open-matte films I’ve seen so far are True Lies, The Abyss Special Edition, and Panic Room and they all looked outstanding.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for the heart and effort you put into this release. Keep up the excellent work and stay safe!

P.S. If you ever explore the possibility of a 1080p color-correction/splice job for Armageddon CCE (Michael Bay’s Director’s Cut), I would loooove to see it!