Kevin Gilvear at DVD Times has reviewed Optimum’s Region 2 release of Ran, which is due out on November 26th. Rather than spending any time with the movie itself, the review concentrates on the question which release of Kurosawa’s Ran is the best: the Criterion, Warner Bros. or Optimum one? The verdict seems to be that one should go with this new Optimum release because of its superb picture quality.
The review comes with a set of screenshots comparing the three releases, and I must personally say that I am not entirely convinced about the verdict. In fact, in all but one of the screenshots I prefer the warmer colours of the Criterion release.
Proceed to DVD Times for the full review.