DVD Town has published what I think is the first review to surface for Criterion’s new double disc edition of High and Low, to be released on the 22nd of this month.
The review is fairly positive. You may want to skip to the second page for the technical details, although the review Christopher Long has some interesting comments to make about film snobbism on the first page.
Long concludes his review with the following: “If you own the original Criterion release, you should burn it and rush out to buy this re-issue. The extras are good, not great, but the improvement in the transfer is substantial. It’s more than worth the upgrade.”
While I wouldn’t encourage anyone to burn anything quite yet, it does sound promising indeed. And why wouldn’t it, Criterion has yet to let us down with their re-issues.
More information about the release can also be found on the Criterion site. You can also order it from them directly for $32.