DVD releases where you prefer the older transfer.

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  1. David (C)

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    Ghostbusters ('99 release)
    Showgirls (non-anamorphic)
    The Grifters (HBO edition)
    Robocop (Criterion)
     
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    Annie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated)
     
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    the older, redder, non-anamorphic CHARADE (criterion)
     
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    OKLAHOMA! (Todd-AO version)
     
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    good one Matt!
     
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    The Big Lebowski. The newer Universal SE pales in comparison to the older Polygram version.
     
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    Robocop (Criterion)
    The Teminator (Image)
     
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    Silence Of The Lambs (Criterion)
    Ghostbusters (1999 release)
    Rear Window (2001 release)
    Halloween (1999 release)
     
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    I'm sure many people prefer the older Reservoir Dogs. Hopefully they fix it with the upcoming rerelease. As several have already said, I definately prefer the old Ghostbusters. I never sold a DVD so quickly in my life.
     
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    Interesting. Why is the older version preferred? (I've never seen the anamorphic disc.)

    M.
     
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    I second the Todd-AO Oklahoma and the previous Halloween. The new ones were major disappointments.
     
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    The Black Hole (Anchor Bay..Non Anamorphic)

    The Disney version is a horrible, blurry, grainy mess![​IMG]
     
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    This movie will only look SO good because of its budget, but I think I prefer the THX Evil Dead II Anchor Bay disc to the Divimax version. Something about the newer version just bugs me.
     
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    Two more votes for Ghostbusters and Robocop, PQ-wise. My ideal Robo is the image from Criterion, sound from MGM.
     
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    1- Ben-Hur: Special Edition (Better colors IMHO than Collector's Edition)

    2- Wizard Of Oz: Special Edition (Better colors IMHO than Collector's Edition)

    3- Reservoir Dogs: Widescreen Edition (Better than 10th Anniversary Edition), still waiting for better edition (maybe 15th Anniversary on 10/24/2006?)

    Regards,
     
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    Totally agree with the Robocop (Criterion). Just the fact that's its the director's approved 1.66.1 is enough for me.
     
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    I echo the preference for the Criterion Silence of the Lambs. The MGM one is too bright. I also like the 1999 Patton more than the mushy, bland 2006 transfer...
     
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    Strangely, the Extended Editions for both films are too bright and not as filmlike as the original transfers. They just don't look like the theatrical prints at all.
     

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