I did look at this DVD, as I mentioned yesterday, and ripped a video from it. I have often been disappointed by the quality of the Criterion DVDs. They come up with interesting selections and great features, but they don't spend enough time restoring the actual films. This was no exception. I found it depressingly dark, despite the fact that it's a Brian Depalma film, and he is usually on top of the technical aspects of cinematography. I ripped a clip from the DVD, then created two more short videos from that one with variations in brightness and contrast, so that we can actually see the scene. Here are all three of them, so maybe you'll find one you like. (The bandwidth is minimal. It is a very short scene.)

Margot Kidder DVD videos



  • * Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe).

  • * White asterisk: expanded format.

  • * Blue asterisk: not mine.

  • No asterisk: it probably sucks.


Catch the deluxe version of Other Crap in real time, with all the bells and whistles, here.




"The L Word"

Season 4 DVD

Episode 2

Leisha Hailey and Janina Gavankar, 960x528. See below.



Film Clips

Carolina Gomez in Federal, 2010, in 1080hd. See below.

Analu Silveira in Federal, 2010, 1080hd. See below.

Anamaria Marinca 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and  2 Days (2007) 720p. See below.

Laura Vasiliu in 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and  2 Days (2007) in 720p. See below.

Maddalena Maggi and Barbora Bobulova in Il Siero della Vanita, 2004. See below.

Amparo Munoz in Mama cumple cien anos, 1979. See below.

Claire Wilbur in Score, 1974, Unrated, 1080hd. Still one more from this film tomorrow or Sunday.




Golden Brooks (what a great name!) in The Inheritance 2011