A Sled in Flames wrote:Does anyone know the specifics of why a full screen transfer of the preview version couldn't be included? I'm vaguely curious since the old laserdiscs and VHSes showed that this version was definitely available in full screen. Is it possible that the master print for the preview version got damaged, or was it a cost issue?
I'm going to guess it was a disc space issue. The Blu-Ray comes with two dual-layer blu-rays with both disc being pretty much maxed out (meaning the BD package contains nearly 100GB of Touch of Evil goodness!). I presume Masters of Cinema decided that they'd rather include higher quality transfers, than include the full screen preview version while sacrificing image quality.
Just a guess.