Deliverance: a surprise early DVD!

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  1. Patrick McCart

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    I bought Deliverance and was really impressed by the quality of the video and audio. (and if I did see something wrong, I would. I can see where tears were repaired on North By Northwest)

    Anyone else impressed with this DVD?
     
  2. Rain

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    Nope, but now that I know it's a good DVD, I hope to be soon.
    Thanks, Patrick. I trust ya, cuz I know you're a stickler. [​IMG]
     
  3. Mark Bendiksen

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    Whoa. Now I'm interested as well. I love this movie; I think I'll pick myself up a copy, too. It is anamorphic, right?
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  4. Patrick McCart

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    Anamorphic 2.55:1 widescreen.
     
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    Agreed. I was very impressed with this DVD. I'm not sure if this is the case at all Walmarts, but ours had a special purchase of Deliverance priced at $9.88. The disc also has a documentary that was created at the time of its release which was kind of interesting to watch. Also, if memory serves, it had an interview with the screenwriter that was pretty good as well.
     
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    The only thing that bugged me about this DVD is that it had no commentary from Boorman. IMHO, he is one of the commentary all-stars, so this feature is missed.
    Now would be a good opportunity to record one with him and the cast - especially now that Jon Voight has been doing some of them as well.
     
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    Actually, the DVD has some pretty bad-looking 'day-for-night' shots, but since I never saw this film theatrically, I couldn't tell you if it's a fault of the DVD or the original negative.
     
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    I didn't pick up this DVD due to worries about the transfer, but this thread has convinced me to run out and grab it. How's the sound?
     
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    Boorman's participation on this and the Excalibur disc were what prompted me to hunt him down for the Zardoz release. I do hope Warner gets back on the ball and releases their other Boorman properties such as Point Blank and (I think) Beyond Rangoon.
     
  12. Patrick McCart

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    The sound is remastered in 5.1 from the mono stems.

    It's still mainly mono, but with sound effects spread to all channels to great use. The rear speakers are used for ambience mostly, but it's effective. The river scenes are great...nice LFE.
     
  13. Paul Linfesty

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    Deliverence was originally released in 70mm 6-track magnetic stereo. Is theis an all-new mix then?
     
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    Another vote for this one. I got this years ago. I was very surprised at the quality of the video. A great film done well on DVD.

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  15. Bob Cashill

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    The day-for-night shots have always looked that way. Not the fault of the transfer.
     
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    All I can say is WOW! I bought this years ago aswell and was very impressed. 2.35:1 anamorphic video and 5.1 audio is quite good for a picture that old.If you guys dig this movie and didn't get it yet, you are missing a great DVD that is only ten bucks.
    Great movie! It's a real prize. [​IMG]
     
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    I rented it via Netflix as I was concerned that the transfer quality would be poor. I was wrong.
    I have been meaning to pick it up since it can be had so cheap, its a good transfer, and a great movie. This post has reminded me that I need to do just that. [​IMG]
     
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    I have had this disc for some years now & I think it's a hit or miss affair as far as the transfer goes, some scenes are quite crisp & beautiful but to my eye there is an awful lot of EE and/or compressions problems in many of the more visually complicated shots, mainly dealing with trees.

    I totally agree that the 5.1 mix (or re-mix) is quite good!
     

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