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Anyone seen MGM's DVD of Much Ado About Nothing?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Stephen_J_H, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. Stephen_J_H

    Stephen_J_H All Things Film Junkie
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    I'm asking because this particular version (the 1993 Kenneth Branagh one) is a personal favourite, and I'm having a hard time tracking down online reviews. I'm hoping someone can give me some ideas as to picture and sound quality.
     
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    I own it (it was impossible to find in a retail store so I had to get it from Amazon). Picture and sound quality are good. Only 2.0 sound but the dialogue is clear and it's not like you're watching U-571 or anything. The picture is anamorphic and Tuscany (where the movie was shot) looks predictably gorgeous. The DVD isn't demo material but if you like the movie, buy it.
     
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    I concur - it's a good disc. Not great, & there's nothing outstanding about the audio/video, but there are also no notable flaws either. So it's a solid, if unspectacular disc. It's a great bargain, too.

    -Dave
     
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    Could anyone comment on how much of an improvement the current DVD is over the original, non-anamorphic release?

    -Keith
     
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    The original disc was released by Columbia Tri-Star as a flipper with a 16x9 enhanced widescreen presentation on one side and a 1.33:1 ( open matte? ) presentation on the other side. I didn't purchase the MGM release due to uncertainties regarding any improvements upon the original transfer, and due to my satisfaction with the Columbia Tri-Star disc. While the MGM disc may offer improvements due to advancements in telecine technology ( I honestly can't say ) the original disc features a nice 16x9 enhanced widescreen presentation.

    - Walter.
     
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    Thanks, guys. Appreciate the information.
     
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    I believe that the SE wasn't released in Canada at all... which is unfortunate. If you want it you'll have to get it from amazon.ca (as an import) or Amazon.com.
     
  8. Stephen_J_H

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    That is correct. I have a gift certificate from amazon.ca, and that's how I was planning to use it.
     
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