My heart skipped a beat when I noticed this morning that the Criterion Channel is streaming Ken Russell‘s The Music Lovers (’71) as part of a Glenda Jackson tribute. And not because I’m a huge fan of this hysterical Peter Tchaikovsky biopic. (Is anyone?) But Douglas Slocombe‘s cinematography is fairly wonderful, and it’s never been offered in HD, and so I allowed myself to fantasize that the film might have been covertly remastered or re-scanned or up-rezzed in 1080p and that Criterion had something to do with this. No such luck — it’s the same old shitty 480p version that’s been around since 2011.