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DVD releases where you prefer the older transfer.


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#1 of 66 OFFLINE   David (C)

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Posted July 18 2006 - 06:46 AM

Ghostbusters ('99 release)
Showgirls (non-anamorphic)
The Grifters (HBO edition)
Robocop (Criterion)

#2 of 66 OFFLINE   ScottR

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Posted July 18 2006 - 07:19 AM

Annie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated)

#3 of 66 OFFLINE   Will Krupp

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Posted July 18 2006 - 08:52 AM

the older, redder, non-anamorphic CHARADE (criterion)

#4 of 66 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted July 18 2006 - 08:54 AM

OKLAHOMA! (Todd-AO version)

#5 of 66 OFFLINE   Will Krupp

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Posted July 18 2006 - 08:54 AM

good one Matt!

#6 of 66 OFFLINE   Richard Kim

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Posted July 18 2006 - 08:56 AM

The Big Lebowski. The newer Universal SE pales in comparison to the older Polygram version.

#7 of 66 OFFLINE   Travis Brashear

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Posted July 18 2006 - 09:28 AM

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The Big Lebowski. The newer Universal SE pales in comparison to the older Polygram version.

Though they both have issues, this site http://www.dvdbeaver...eviews/bigl.htm hurts your argument more than helps it. Check out the gun-in-the-face shot; egads! to the Polygram version...
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#8 of 66 OFFLINE   Mike Wadkins

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Posted July 18 2006 - 09:31 AM

Robocop (Criterion)
The Teminator (Image)

#9 of 66 OFFLINE   Greg Black

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Posted July 18 2006 - 09:39 AM

Silence Of The Lambs (Criterion)
Ghostbusters (1999 release)
Rear Window (2001 release)
Halloween (1999 release)

#10 of 66 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

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Posted July 18 2006 - 09:48 AM

A Hard Day's Night (MPI)

#11 of 66 OFFLINE   Matthew Marino

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Posted July 18 2006 - 10:41 AM

I'm sure many people prefer the older Reservoir Dogs. Hopefully they fix it with the upcoming rerelease. As several have already said, I definately prefer the old Ghostbusters. I never sold a DVD so quickly in my life.

#12 of 66 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted July 18 2006 - 11:15 AM

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Showgirls (non-anamorphic)
Interesting. Why is the older version preferred? (I've never seen the anamorphic disc.)

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#13 of 66 OFFLINE   JohnMor

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Posted July 18 2006 - 11:58 AM

I second the Todd-AO Oklahoma and the previous Halloween. The new ones were major disappointments.

#14 of 66 OFFLINE   Tino

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Posted July 18 2006 - 12:19 PM

The Black Hole (Anchor Bay..Non Anamorphic)

The Disney version is a horrible, blurry, grainy mess!Posted Image
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#15 of 66 OFFLINE   Josh Simpson

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Posted July 18 2006 - 12:52 PM

This movie will only look SO good because of its budget, but I think I prefer the THX Evil Dead II Anchor Bay disc to the Divimax version. Something about the newer version just bugs me.

#16 of 66 OFFLINE   Antony James

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Posted July 18 2006 - 01:08 PM

Two more votes for Ghostbusters and Robocop, PQ-wise. My ideal Robo is the image from Criterion, sound from MGM.

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Posted July 18 2006 - 01:44 PM

1- Ben-Hur: Special Edition (Better colors IMHO than Collector's Edition)

2- Wizard Of Oz: Special Edition (Better colors IMHO than Collector's Edition)

3- Reservoir Dogs: Widescreen Edition (Better than 10th Anniversary Edition), still waiting for better edition (maybe 15th Anniversary on 10/24/2006?)

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#18 of 66 OFFLINE   Charlie O.

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Posted July 18 2006 - 03:07 PM

Totally agree with the Robocop (Criterion). Just the fact that's its the director's approved 1.66.1 is enough for me.

#19 of 66 OFFLINE   Colin Jacobson

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Posted July 18 2006 - 04:51 PM

I echo the preference for the Criterion Silence of the Lambs. The MGM one is too bright. I also like the 1999 Patton more than the mushy, bland 2006 transfer...
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#20 of 66 OFFLINE   Elijah Sullivan

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Posted July 18 2006 - 05:53 PM

Gladiator
Kingdom of Heaven

Strangely, the Extended Editions for both films are too bright and not as filmlike as the original transfers. They just don't look like the theatrical prints at all.





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