Tuesday, August 17, 2021

HD alert!

Marcus (Preston Foster) secures the shackles of a slave (Bruce King) who tried to kill his owner in THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII (1935)

I got a HD copy of this film this past weekend. It's interesting. The image is a screenshot from the movie file. It's in 16x9 aspect ratio even though its original ratio was 4:3. Personally, I always prefer watching the movie in the original way it was shot but I must admit that there's a lot more details visible this 'blown up' way, certainly in regards to the actors' eyes. I'll try to see if I can fix it. This scene is part of the catalyst which forces Marcus to become a gladiator. One of the few PEPLUM movies made in the 1930s.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The slave is Bruce King!