DVD's with the worst print

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  1. Ryan L B

    Ryan L B Supporting Actor

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    I was thinking, the good, the bad and the ugly, Airplane, clerks.
     
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    You're kidding, right?

    I have both Airplane! and The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly on DVD any they look fantastic.

    Airplane is nearly flawless (there's a little bit of heavy grain during the opening scene, but that's it.). The color looks perfect and the print is nearly spotless (I noticed a dirt speck or two, but nothing distracting)

    The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly looks fantastic...for a Techniscope film. The film was actually shot on non-anamorphic 35mm with an image about half the height of a standard 1.33:1 frame. This image was then optically blown-up for 2.35:1 anamorphic.

    Grain issues aside, the color is great and there's not really that much damage except for a second of scratches near the film's start.

    Clerks was shot on 16mm, so it's grainy no matter what. (I don't know how the DVD looks, but I saw the letterboxed version on Sundance and it looks pretty good for 16mm)

    I'd have to say that the worst print is Magical Mystery Tour. MPI might have had not a lot to work with, but Apple could have at least CLEANED the print before transferring it! It's unclear whether or not this film was made on 16mm, but it looks terrible.
     
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    I also disagree with your choices. They may not look GREAT, but at least acceptable, especially considering the source material.
    I go for Metropolis and Ran.
     
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    Not counting Madacy or Simitar type crap, the worst prints I have seen are Open City & The criterion Samurai Trilogy, while perhaps the best source available to Criterion, the prints used for these films are still in pretty dire condition.
     
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    I disagree with Ryan as well.
    My vote would have to go to Cross of Iron.
     
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    Ryan L B Supporting Actor

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    I thought the colors of Airplane were faded, (which they could have tried to do some work on, and I just thought that they should just release a possible restored verion of tgtbatu.
     
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    The Last Emperor
     
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    I was very disappointed with All The President's Men. It deserves much better.
     
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    The current The Andromeda Strain DVD is an eyesore.
     
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    The worst print I've seen on DVD is "TNT Jackson", a cheapie disc from Brentwood of a 1974 Roger Corman film. The print has vertical scratches running through it, like it had just finished playing at a UA theatre!
     
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    Metropolis
     
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    the anamorphic release of Carrie, un restored versions of The Shining, Halloween, and the Exorcist.
     
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    I thought the DVD for The Deer Hunter had a god-awful transfer. I should've saved myself 1.50 and rented the tape.
     
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    Scarface (I actually paid $34.99 for this piece of crap disk)
     
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    many were complaining that the evolution dvd sucked but i found nothing wrong with it. Also, why did widescreen review give gbu such a low grade.
     
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    THE QUIET MAN is overdue for a reissue.
     

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