||06-15-2010 04:09 AM
Originally Posted by neo78956
In the meantime, I'm holding on to my dvd copy of Seven Samurai for dear life until the blu-ray is announced and I can compare the specs. I hope it's not a release like The Last Emperor where they dropped the extended edition and changed the cropping. They better keep Seven Samurai BD the 207 minute version at 1.33:1 aspect ratio! :pray:
1. The Last Emperor dropped the Extended Version for the Blu-ray (and the re-release DVD) because Bertolucci doesn't care about the Extended Version, and the materials for it are in rather poor condition. It's not his cut, it never was his cut, and he only let it on the original 4-disc DVD set as a curiosity.
2. The cropping on The Last Emperor is identical on all DVD and Blu-ray editions, per request of the filmmakers.
So, why again would Seven Samurai be a shorter cut and be any ratio other than 1.33:1? It's like making up BS fears is a hobby with some people....