But I can say all the sources I've ever seen do have one thing in common: Print damage and seemingly washed out colors in many scenes. The history of this movie is very rich. Optional English subtitles are provided for the main feature. It wasn't until years later I asked my mom about the really trippy cartoon movie I used to watch with the blue people and she was able to get me the title. You can see it right in the opening scene with the mother running - less stiff looking running of the mother accentuated by strong three dimensional relief against the background. Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux's animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction.
Today, the film can be seen to prefigure much of the work of Hayao Miyazaki Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away due to its political and social concerns, epic imagination and groundbreaking animation techniques. One domesticated om Terr is able to escape his masters with a headset that puts information directly into the brain. You'll notice right in the beginning of the film that you can actually see the coloring marks on the Draag heads! The Draags, powerful and intelligent blue giants, are the masters of Ygam, a beautiful but dangerous planet. Some new release movies become unavailable for downloading for a limited time due to licensing restrictions. I taped it, commercials, animated shorts and all. Pay-Per-View videos will become available to watch once the event starts, will be available for replay for 24 hours following the event, and are not available for download.
My feeling is that a few nuances could have been balanced better, but I do find the overall balance more convincing compare screencapture 24 and screencapture 5 from our review of the previous release. Some are colder nuances, but there are areas where warmer nuances are also expanded. I loved that they speak French clearly, so that even I, with my rubbish level of French could understand most of it. General image stability is excellent. The Snails 1966 about a farmer who has a difficult time growing lettuce and gets attacked by giant snails. It's filled with yellows, earth tones, hazy skies. In French or English, with optional English subtitles for the main feature.
It's very discernible in simple scenes. I am going to wait a couple of weeks and rewatch it, to see if maybe I am letting this palette change undermine my ability to appreciate possibly a correct, beautiful presentation of the film. It also has a deeper contrast. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free player in order to access its content. I hope more animated movies are made like this one for adults. When Soviet troops invaded Czechoslovakia in the sixties, where this movie was being made at the time, the production of it had to be halted for a while. And reading through the comments on the more blue tinted versions etc etc was really interesting.
Even if a person has only caught 5 minutes of it, they'll always remember it. Synopsis Rene Laloux's mesmerising sci-fi animated feature won the Grand Prix at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival and is a landmark of European animation. I'll update again in a couple of weeks. In French, with optional English subtitles. In an ancient time, humans are slaves and pets of this race of giant blue humanoids in a not to distant planet. Inspired by the Russsian invasion of Czechoslovakia in the late '60s, Laloux's breathtaking vision immediately drew comparisons to Swift's Gulliver's Travels and Planet of the Apes.
I also experienced some judder while watching. Blending terrific rhythms and sounds, the score is an integral part of La planete sauvage, and at times even a lot more effective than the trippy visuals. Criterion's upcoming Blu-ray release is sourced from a very good new 2K restoration of the film which was completed by Argos Films in France. Grain is better exposed and resolved, but this should not be surprising considering the fact that a new 2K master was produced. With the assistance of a gigantic learning device, looking like a fancy bracelet, which he has stolen from the Draags, Terr educates the savage Oms and then encourages them to unite.
It plays in widescreen, and in English without subtitles. Things like sparkles, glows, computer beams and flashes are boosted. The sound effects are also crisp and always easy to identify. The image is incredibly sharp and reveals details not available in previous versions I've seen. This movie has all three of those qualities! The image is pretty lush.
Color stability is much better the light color pulsations from the previous release are eliminated. Sensing that the Oms might be planning a revolt, the Draags dispatch big flying machines and gas them, and most of the Oms immediately die. It is so singular and bizarre both as animation and sci-fi, it cannot help but leave an impression on the mind of anyone who has seen it. Viewers with large screens and projectors should immediately notice that fluidity is much better as well. For instance the still of the wall with the message about de-ohmizing the park.