Jump to content



Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.


Photo

which dvd version of the stranger to buy?


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 of 6 OFFLINE   george kaplan

george kaplan

    Executive Producer



  • 13,064 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 14 2001

Posted August 03 2002 - 04:13 PM

I want to buy The Stranger (1946) with Orson Welles, Loretta Young & Edward G. Robinson, but see that there are two different dvds available. Does anyone know if either of these has a decent picture? Thanks.
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#2 of 6 OFFLINE   SteveGon

SteveGon

    Executive Producer



  • 12,267 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 11 2000

Posted August 03 2002 - 06:09 PM

George, I've been wondering about this myself. Anyone?

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Jeff Howard

Jeff Howard

    Agent



  • 47 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 06 2002

Posted August 03 2002 - 08:21 PM

I have the Roan Group version of the film & while far from perfect i believe its the best of the dvd versions out there.I believe there was a post on this a while back(don't remember how far back)...you might be able to find it using the search function.

#4 of 6 OFFLINE   george kaplan

george kaplan

    Executive Producer



  • 13,064 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 14 2001

Posted August 04 2002 - 01:24 AM

I tried four different ways, and all I could find was one post listing it as one of 40 films on a dvd being given out with a magazine subscription.

So for now, I'll have to rely on your impression of the Roan group, which unfortunately costs a lot more than the United American, which probably means that's not a good one. Posted Image

Thanks for the info.
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Jeff Wilson

Jeff Wilson

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 152 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 17 2001

Posted August 04 2002 - 04:11 AM

I have some screen captures on my site of the Roan disc and the Film Focus set, which includes The Trial as well. The Roan disc is the one to get, as it features a better picture. Like any PD film, you get what you pay for. Oh, and the Film Focus disc contains pointless fake 5.1 remixes of both films, without the option of the original mono.

Stranger screen caps
Wellesnet: The Orson Welles Web Resource

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   Paul_Scott

Paul_Scott

    Lead Actor



  • 6,546 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 18 2002

Posted August 04 2002 - 04:35 AM

yes, the Roan is the 'superbit version' :wink: if i rememeber right, isn't this a double feature disc w/ Cause for Alarm? if it is, i have it (how sad is that, that you forget what you already own) my advice to you would be to join Columbia House and take this as one of your enrollment selections. they have several other Roan double feature disc as well, if your interested. fulfill your obligation with two $19.95 titles and quit. you're average cost per disc will be under $10 (thats including shipping and tax).




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users