SHOUT Factory: Movies 4 You

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  1. Professor Echo

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    Did a search and couldn't find any thread for the new SHOUT Factory series of budget DVDs, specifically of this 4 western DVD. The reviews on Amazon don't mention much about the quality of the transfers, as usual. Has anyone picked this up yet and watched enough to comment on it?
    Movies 4 You: Western Classics (The Lone Gun, Ride Out For Revenge, Gunsight Ridge & Gun Belt)
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    I picked it up . I haven't got around to watching it yet . But I did open up the package . The four movies are on one one sided disc . Not sure how good the quality will be with that many movies on one disc . The total time on the disc is 316 minutes . It was worth a shot for $8 .
     
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    Quick question, where did you find it for $8? I'm also curious to pick it up, but I'm waiting to find out if it's worth it.
     
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    Yeesh! There'll be compression issues aplenty, I'll reckon...
     
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    I received this set yesterday. I've watched only one of the films (Ride Out For Revenge) in its entirety and scanned the other three.

    The two color films (Gun Belt, The Lone Gun) are adequate transfers. Adequate being the operative word ..... adequate in color, adequate in clarity. The two B&W films (Ride Out For Revenge, Gunsight Ridge) fare better in their transfers in sharpness and clarity.
    Note: Ride Out For Revenge and Gunsight Ridge are 1957 releases so they should have been released in a wide screen format as they were in theaters. Both appear to be open matte presentations rather than P&S.
     
  6. Bob Furmanek

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    The correct ratios are:

    GUN BELT 1.37
    THE LONE GUN 1.66
    GUNSIGHT RIDGE 1.85
    RIDE OUT FOR REVENGE 1.85
     
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    I pre ordered on Amazon .
     
  8. Professor Echo

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    Thanks for all the information.

    Can't believe anyone except public domain merchants are still doing full screen transfers. I have good copies of all these from Encore Westerns, but will probably spring for it since it's so cheap. Disappointing though and does not bode well for future entries in this MOVIES 4 YOU series from Shout.
     
  9. Bob Furmanek

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    They're basically taking what they are given. Many of these are older full-frame transfers.
     
  10. Professor Echo

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    Wow, Bob, after reading that I guess all one can do is laugh. :(
     
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    Thankfully, zoom options on your display can get you close to the intended theatrical ratio.
     
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    Wow. Unbelievable.
     
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