Tuesday, September 16, 2014
SD Night, Deadly Night
So, the good news is that Anchor Bay put out the original SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT on Blu-ray for its 30th anniversary, complete with a new commentary track.
The bad news? It looks like garbage day. Based on the smattering of caps that have surfaced, with the most relevant sampling being found HERE, I have zero problem writing this off as an upscale of a Digibeta made in 2003. I've jumped the gun once or twice, I know, but this is such a fucking joke I'm only sad that there's no punchline.
The saddest part? This isn't even the first time Anchor Bay has shat out an upscale. With all due respect to Alyssa Milano's breasts, I just never cared enough about the 1995 Embrace of the Vampire to look into the BD release, but as you can see, it's unwatchable 486i dreck upsampled to 1080p mediocrity.
Anchor Bay, at least whoever's in charge of their catalog titles, can go fuck themselves with a plastic baby Jesus. If you don't have an HD master and 35mm film materials still exist, you don't do an upscaled SD release. It's not that hard to grasp, is it?