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Following the release of the "What's Wrong with Buffy's HD?" video on Youtube (3/4/15), some members of the show's original team published their thoughts on the HD remastering of Buffy. By the way, you can find older ones in the video by Joss Whedon, David Fury and Steven DeKnight. Here they are:
"I probably should know more about this before I open my big mouth but from the little I do know Fox has made a mess of remastering the great work of Joss Whedon and Sarah Michelle Gellar and all the other actors, directors and technicians who worked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The show and the work were important to me at the time and there are fans throughout the world that still get inspiration from the little girl with the big wooden stake and …
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This article will have the difficult task of identifying the main issues (framing, brightness/color, editing mistakes...) present in the HD version of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" aired on the Pivot TV channel. For starters, Fox Studios seems to have decided to convert the series to 16:9, which brings many problems. The show was never protected for 16:9, and Joss Whedon, the show creator, made it clear that he wishes for every season to stay in 4:3 (except for "Once more with feeling").
"Adding space to the sides simply for the sake of trying to look more cinematic would betray the very exact mise-en-scene I was trying to create. I am a purist, and this is the purest way to watch Buffy. I have resisted th…
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