I just purchased the "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "Doctor Dolittle" Blu-rays both from Shock Entertainment.
Journey is clearly the better looking disc.
Sharpness, Colors and gray scale are all quite good.
The Bernard Herrmann subsonic score will really test out your subwoofer.
I tend to agree that this may well be the same source as the Twilight Time disc.
At around $13 this is a good quality, bargain priced disc of an enjoyable movie.
To me, Dolittle is a major disappointment.
Despite it being about 2.20:1 and therefore possibly coming from a 70mm source the image quality is mostly poor.
Colors tend to be washed out and the overall picture is brownish (sadly at times almost sepia)
Some of the island sequences show better color, but the majority of the movie stays brown.
The image has an unattractive Video look about it and is not at all film like.
On a couple of occasions purple (drop-out type) bars appeared across the image.(I checked the disc and there were no dirty marks or scratches anywhere)
When compared with other Blu-ray discs from 70mm sources like "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and "South Pacific" then this disc is definitely not in the same league.
Despite all that criticism, it is still watchable and at the low price of around $13 you can't really complain too much.
I agree with Byron, why haven't they chapter stopped the songs?
Bottom line = When and if it ever gets a US release then I hope it's from a far better source than this one.
Edited by Doug Bull, October 04 2013 - 03:43 PM.