Burnt Offerings..... any early reviews ?

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  1. T r o y

    T r o y Supporting Actor

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    Any reviews for the MGM horror flick Burnt Offerings ?

    I'm really looking forward to this one!

    Later!
    Troy
     
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    Well, now that this creepy little film is finally out on DVD, I wanted to know if any of you has had a chance to view your copies? What's yalls take on it's DVD quality???

    Thanks
    Troy
     
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  4. Ronald Epstein

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    DVD quality is not very good.

    While the print is in excellent condition,
    the overal presentation is overly muddy. The
    picture is soft, extremely faded, and void of
    any detail.

    This is one of my favorite horror films. Though
    I would easily dismiss it had I seen it for the
    first time today, it scared the crap out of me
    when I saw it as a teenager.
     
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    I have been waiting for you! [​IMG] I wish the picture quality were better but I will still pick it up.
     
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    After listening to the commentary track, it seems the picture is presented as intended. Lots of filters and even the old Vaseline on the Lense trick for the flash backs.
     
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    I have fond memories of discussing this movie back in the eighth grade after having watched it (edited) on TV...Spooky stuff. I haven't seen the new DVD, but I have seen it not too long ago on VHS and unfortunately it seemed very made-for-TV...the shot composition was pretty dull. Still, there are some scenes that are still effective (I particularly like the hearse driver with his sunglasses and evil grin...)
    Those who like the movie should try reading the book. It's even better.
     
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    I bought this over the weekend and while I like the story, the DVD presentation was a little disappointing, albeit not enough for me to return the DVD. On both my systems, bedroom and family room, the transfer at times seemed to flicker from dark to light and back again during scenes in dark rooms. The soft "halo" quality of some of the shots got annoying at times and whites were showing up with a blue halo around them. Still a good movie though.
     
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    yup....picked it up last week and thought, like Ron said, the picture looked dull and faded. still a long time fav of mine.
     

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