The DVDs for "Beauty and the Beast" arrived yesterday, so I've spent… - John C. Kirk
Nov. 5th, 2002
The DVDs for "Beauty and the Beast" arrived yesterday, so I've spent the afternoon watching that. Good film, as per my previous comments. (Whenever I get round to overhauling my website, I'm going to stick up a section for film reviews...) One line I particularly liked: "We have exactly 12 hours, 36 minutes, and 53 seconds to create a spontaneous, romantic, delightful atmosphere!" There are loads of extras on the DVDs, and I've only glanced at a few of them so far. One interesting option is a "sing along track" - the idea is that whenever they have a song in the film, the words appear at the bottom of the screen for you to sing along. Karaoke! It was also interesting to compare the original version to the remastered version - I can definitely tell the difference, although it's hard to put into words. Basically, the colours in the original are more muted, and the edges aren't so sharp. It's a bit like the difference between watching something on TV that's been filmed in a studio, and watching an outside broadcast.
This evening, watched the latest episode of "Firefly", which was great. Then a couple of episodes of "Jeremiah", which were ok, but rather heavy-handed.