Tuesday, November 21, 2023

HD Alert!

Yvonne Furneaux as Semiramis in SLAVE QUEEN OF BABYLON (1963)

These screenshots are from a HD copy. It's not from the recent Blu-ray release. The image is excellent, for the most part. I have no complaints. There are scenes were the image is not as crystal clear, such as the one at 43:40, but I think this is more due to lighting or the film process than the transfer itself. Exterior scenes during the day, as seen below (with John Ericson), are beautiful. Interior scenes are also nice (above), depending on the lighting. Night scenes, inside or outside, are sometimes so so. It was originally shot in CinemaScope. No English version in HD. 

Compared to most of the transfer, this scene is murky. Note that there's no detail in her hair. Looks like DVD quality. But I think it's more due to the film process than transfer.


Anonymous said...

Take that HD print, do an English fan dub and share it with us all!

PEPLUM TV said...

I'd like to but making a Fan Dub with a print in HD takes a lot of hard drive space. It's more complicated than a standard print version.