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Video: How Do the Discs Look?
I remember watching these three movies on hideously undernourished VHS tapes and then lackluster DVD releases, so even if these three films are absolutely air-tight in terms of video quality, there's no question that the 1080p presentations on this Blu-ray set are revelations. Presented in their original aspect ratios of 1.85:1, these films showcase wonderful color quality, sturdy black levels, and detail accuracy that is absolutely stunning. To boot, grain handling is exceptional, with each of the movies getting a bold, film-like glow to them that add to their beautiful presences.
Audio: How Do the Discs Sound?
These aren't going to sound much better any time soon. The LCPM mono mixes on The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales, and Arabian Nights may broadcast their mono trappings with lovely authenticity, representing the movies' original sound designs to a T. Much of the dialogue here is looped, of course, but once modern viewers get used to that, they'll be able to experience these films' soundscapes (and especially some great musical score material from Ennio Morricone) just as they were originally intended.
English SDH subtitles are included.