Spaced Ranger said:
Is it too much to hope your new VCD looks anything like the VCD open-matte screener in the framing compare above? :O
... could someone with the DVD to hand take a screen pic and see if their camera white-balances out the green?
I only did a short comparison with the DVD. Some shots are definitely open matte. You can see a frozen American flag in the Lady in Red sequence. The shot of Neo jumping down into the garbage has been cropped to remove the airbag visible in the VHS screener though.
Two other interesting details I noticed. There is a second or two of black where Laserdisc side breaks would be, therefore I presume the HK LD master was used for this. Also the credits are slightly different. The main title is simply Matrix, it's also the same for the closing credits.
I'll try to post some shots over the weekend. Weather is really bad right now, and I fear the power is going to cut out with these winds. Winter sucks!
Where were you in '77?