Senior HTF Member
- Mar 10, 2012
- Vancouver, B.C.
- Real Name
- David Matychuk
It is a little annoying, but I was more or less able to get used to it and ignore it within a few minutes. Hopefully you'll have a similar experience, but obviously I would have hoped for better. Some of the Warner Archive DVDs have some serious picture flaws, but none have an audio track as bad as that.
This reminds me that I haven't had time to compare the several earlier DVD's I have with the movies from the new box set in them. "She Done Him Wrong" has a Robert Osbourne intro and a "She Done Him Right" cartoon, and "I'm No Angel" has a trailer, but otherwise the on-disc extras are the same. But some of the films that are three to a disc in the box set are two to a disc or alone on a disc on the other DVD's, so there could be bit-rate-based differences worth noting.
The DVD's I'm referring to are "Blonde Venus" from "Marlene Dietrich The Glamour Collection", "I'm No Angel" from "Mae West The Glamour Collection", "She Done Him Wrong", "The Eagle And The Hawk" and "The Last Outpost" from "War 10-Movie Collection" (though these are three to a disc so I don't expect any difference), "Hot Saturday" from the "Universal Backlot Series Pre-Code Hollywood Collection" (which also has "Merrily We Go To Hell", which should have been in the box set as I've moaned previously), and the five movies on the "Cary Grant Screen Legend Collection" (also "The Franchise Collection"), which are "Thirty Day Princess", "Kiss And Make Up" "Wings In The Dark", "Big Brown Eyes", and "Wedding Present" (which gets its own disc).
I'll get around to this soon, but in the meantime here are scans of the "Cary Grant Screen Legend Collection", including the three inner panels which contain some fun trivia and information about the five movies: