Thursday, March 1, 2018

By the Gods!

Terence Hill and Rita Gam in HANNIBAL (1959)

For this movie, Terence goes by his old name, Mario Girotti. Terence is still with us but Rita Gam died 2 years ago.

Every copy of this film has a weird image issue. In many scenes, the image is slanted. Lines that should be straight tilt to one side. The distortion drives me crazy. I don't know if this is a problem with at the transfer or the way the film was originally filmed but since every copy I have suffers from this oddity, I'm thinking that the original print is like this. They had wonky lenses for this production, which was beset with numerous other problems. Every time I watch this (albeit entertaining) movie, I'm always reminded on how important a good director is.

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