This is three or four days old, but Nick Wrigley (a.k.a. “Quigley”) has posted a review of the typo problems with the opening-credit sequence in new Frenzy Bluray, which is part of the problem-plagued, recently postponed Hitchcock Masterpiece Bluray set. Here’s a visual that shows some of the issues:
Wrigley reviews many of the other Hitchcock Bluray discs as well, including Rear Window.
“Extremely impressive,” he says. “The detail is incredible [and] the colors [are] strong, beautiful, and consistent. Grain is very fine and looks like it’s being suppressed by DNR in some shots, but I detect a more sensible approach here. It’s used on some shots more than others and is not really a problem, but I have no idea what they were wrestling with.
“It feels like a lot of work has gone into it, with difficult materials (the grain structure of these early stocks was apparently quite large, but that’s not apparent at all on the Bluray), and the result is impressive.
“I spotted four very brief noticeably dupey shots at 00:29:44 & 00:29:59 of Lisa, at 00:54:33 of Jeff, and a quick shot of Doyle at the end 01:50:30. All four are poor quality and quite jarring because 99.9% of the rest of the film looks so stunning.
“This disc was a pleasure and a treat. I’ll give it 8.5/10 in my own little marking system.”