Tried to see this this weekend in a movie theater. The Kino logo comes up and the movie starts - with no sound. After a bit I go up to tell the staff that if they're going to show this without the sound, I want my money back. Guy out front says that the "projectionist" is trying to fix it. I go back into the theater and wait next to the projection booth and can hear her talking to (I assume) the owner on what to do with it. As part of the conversation she tells the person on the phone that "It's the Blu-Ray". A movie theater projecting a film from a Blu-Ray disc?
Thing is, I'm looking at the picture and it's not the best I've ever seen. It's washed out and parts of the picture are dirty - scratches and marks that aren't on the film in the same places on my VHS copy. If this were on an actual film stock copy of the film, I could understand that Kino wouldn't spend the money to clean it up. But if this was projected from a Blu-Ray copy that Kino provided...and that's the same copy they're going to be selling...?
I'm VERY nervous. And surprised. Kino putting out a film in that condition?
Can anyone out there reassure me?