Friday, November 6, 2020

By the Gods!

Rory Calhoun and cast in COLOSSUS OF RHODES (1961)

I finally got the Blu-ray for this movie and I have to say it's quite disappointing. Personally, I think it's just an unconverted version of the previous version, from the Warner Historical Epics boxset, which I have. Below is from a HD copy of the Italian print. It's also not stellar but the image doesn't seem overly processed like the US one. If you look carefully, there's more information on the left in the Italian one but then there's more information on the right in the US one.

Why can't the actual print be available everywhere? It's really perplexing. There's a German Blu-ray available and I've seen screengrabs on the internet and the image appears better than the US one but the US copy has opening credits in English. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Even the U.S. theatrical prints of Colossus of Rhodes looked second generation. The film is considerably shorter in the U.S. version and I suspect MGM was never given the original negative to work from. I have the German full length Blu-ray of it certainly looks better than the one from Warner.