Tamura wrote:If a disk dedicates at least 3-3.5 gigs to each of two films (so long as they aren't like 2+ hours in length), there shouldn't really be any compression issues. Look at Sony's ICON sets, for instance. Those look just fine. The problem with the Classic Medias is that they worked from subpar materials.
I would have appreciated CM's US presentations more if they at least handled what little material was supplied to them in a more mature fashion. When all you have is a Toho transfer and a cropped Monsters HD version, pillarbox the cropped material. That is the concept of restoration.
This is why DVDs shouldn't be used anymore. Blu-rays offer far more capacity and far superior video and audio quality.