It looks like December again. We got like a foot of snow yesterday, and it's still snowing lightly and blowing. Just when the mud was drying up and it was starting to actually look like spring!
Anyhoo. The Last Unicorn. 25th Anniversary Edition.
-It really is remastered. I was sort of despairing of ever getting a nice clean copy of this movie, since the last DVD version they issued was a straight-up transfer of the VHS copy: letterboxed, scratchy picture, and all. The difference between that version and this one is amazing. The colors, once so washed-out and muddy, are lush and vibrant (sometimes surprisingly so). It's widescreen. The sound is remastered too, though that I notice less because I don't have a nice sound system for my television.
-There really isn't much in the way of special features, but there is a nice little featurette of Peter S. Beagle speaking about the story. Nothing really spectacular, but he's one of my favorite writers, so I enjoyed it.
-They edited it. Nothing huge, basically just removed all the "damn"s & "hell"s, I suppose in a bid to make it more "kid-friendly" (though despite this they inexplicably left in the bare breasts on the harpy). I'm mostly annoyed at the fact that it was edited at all, though I think Molly's initial anger at seeing the unicorn loses a lot of impact with that one "damn you" removed. She's cursing her, literally, she's so upset. This is so my favorite scene in the movie, so I hated to see it lose some of its power because heaven forbid there should be swearing in a cartoon! Bleah.
-Mia Farrow still sings. (Haha, just kidding. Mostly.)