On 10.26 Criterion will be releasing Stanley Kubrick‘s Paths of Glory (1957) on DVD and Bluray, and with a 1.66 to 1 aspect ratio….thank God they didn’t crop to 1.78 to 1! HE’s Moises Chiullan asks if “all this 1.66:1-ification is Jan Harlan‘s doing? He’s the guy with the authority, and has been involved in all the 1.66:1 releases of 1.33:1 Kubricks.” I’ve been a 1.66 advocate for years, fighting back against the 1.78 to 1 fascists and losing. Pop the champagne.
[Moises edit 7/16: For the record, I’ve been corrected on my incorrect assumption regarding aspect ratio in the comments below. Please extinguish the torches.]