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Comedy on DVD - Often Overlooked?

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#21 of 23 OFFLINE   MarcoBiscotti



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Posted April 11 2004 - 12:52 AM

Decent OAR transfers at the very least should be expected. 90% of those films have yet to be remastered or cleaned up in any way since the DVD format was introduced and altered p&s cuts is not acceptable. Anamorphic widescreen should not be too much to ask, let alone a proper DVD issue.

#22 of 23 OFFLINE   John Kilduff

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Posted April 11 2004 - 06:09 PM

I have to give it to Warner...

Once they got over the hump of the early days (with the various MARred movies), they started to get a feel for their DVDs, and the comedies are no exception.

Depending on whether they fit your definition of humor in the specific time period you mention, then "Victor/Victoria", "The Accidental Tourist", "The Spirit Of '76", "One Crazy Summer", "The In-Laws", "The Sunshine Boys", "Gremlins", "Gremlins 2: The New Batch" and "The Goonies" are all comedies that have gotten anamorphic transfers and commentaries (All of them), deleted scenes ("Tourist", "'76", "Goonies", "Gremlins/Gremlins 2"), music videos ("'76", "Goonies") and trailers (All of them).

Granted, Warner still slips up on occasion ("Citizens On Patrol" and "Assignment: Miami Beach", anybody?), but more often than not, Warner gives their titles the dignity of an OAR transfer (excluding the 1:66:1 titles and the beginner's titles from the late 90s) and good supplements.


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Sorry if I steered it off-course, but I wanted to note that not all DVD companies give their comedies the shaft.
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#23 of 23 OFFLINE   MarcoBiscotti



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Posted April 12 2004 - 02:20 AM

Too bad they have to slander those efforts with their notorious snapper cases though; Gremlins 1/2 deserves more respect than that!

I guess that's another discussion though...

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