In fact, the only thing I heard from Pathé about this release was their denial about the problem saying that "the restoration we did was beautiful and has no problem, so get lost".
Of course the restoration is nice, we saw that with the new theater prints, but the BD has the problem, so they were just eluding the problem.
Comparative caps are available on DVD Classik, but also on Caps-a-holic.
To my knowledge, Gaumont explicit post of how they have "screwed up" is the only single time I've ever seen a video editor aknowledging this fact, which makes it pretty ballsy considering how many FUBARed discs have been discretly shoved up the market, from Universal / FOX DNRed discs (Patton, Gladiator, The Longest Day, Predator, all the shoddy Hitchcock set, etc) to badly compressed Fanny & Alexander and The Last Emperor at Criterion (not even speaking about their absolutely hilarious response about how they should have waited the new restoration for The Leopard).
Again, looking at how it's quick for me to post a review after I watched a movie, I'm quite surprised about this. The longest is still to scan the disc (which usually takes 30 min), which leaves a lot of time to think about the pros and cons of the PQ and the AQ, and to write everything down in what usually takes 2x5 lines of text. Then, just start the movie, random grab caps, and it's pretty much done. I don't want, of course, to say that doing reviews is easy, far from this, but writing them always seemed to be something quite quick once you know what to write. Anyway.Finch wrote:PS.: If you know the films he's reviewing, I always thought it totally obvious that Tooze mostly takes screencaps from the beginning or end of the corresponding chapter. Add to that the cut and paste jobs from previous reviews (to be fair, Svet does it with certain phrases in his reviews as well) and it's clear to me, he doesn't spend as much time with the disc as other reviewers do. Not to mention his questionable method of obtaining the screen grabs.