Anchor Bay Entertainment, well known for releasing quality foreign releases, has begun transferring its Italian and British genre releases in Europe from the original 2-perferation negatives. For most, if not all, of these upcoming DVD releases, the films will be seen for the first time the way they were originally shot – not through an old anamorphic optically squeezed 4-perferation negative.
Some of the coming DVDs to take advantage of this process include the recently announced “The Cat O’ Nine Tails”, “The Black Cat”, “Manhattan Baby”, “The House by the Cemetery”, “Mountain of the Cannibal God”, “Summer Holiday”, “The Young Ones”, “Wonderful Life”, “Companeros”, “Theatre of Death”, and the much anticipated Dr. Who titles, “Dr. Who and the Daleks” and “Daleks: Invasion Earth”.
Anchor Bay should be applauded for their ongoing commitment to the best possible video quality on these titles. The process is not inexpensive, and can be quite time consuming to assure decent results. Hopefully we can expect more releases of this nature in the future.