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Earth (1947) is now on DVD! (1 Viewer)

Yumbo

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hi,

has anyone picked this up yet? any specs, reviews?

the of the best movies ever! I can't believe this hasn't been listed or mentioned yet!

the music rocks as well!

and Nandita Das is just sublime!

forget Lagaan!
 

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I am writing to express my EXTREME disappointment with the release of this DVD.

The picture is subpar (seemingly taken from a video print, and blown up), and the sound is even worse sounding like a badly looked after archival track.

What went wrong?

This amazing film has lost all effect with NEW YORKER's presentation.

I wish MGM had released this, but even SALAAM BOMBAY looks a bit poor.
 

Sanjay Gupta

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It is unfortunate that almost all DVDs of Indian films are so poorly produced. There are some really grreat films that deserve to be put out by someone like Criterion. As far as Earth is concerned, it took them long enough, almost 4 years, to finally put it on DVD and even then they screw it up. The film itself in my opinion was quite good, but not great.

Sanjay
 

Yumbo

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I'm sure FIRE is not this disappointing quality wise coming from them as well.
 

Vijay P

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If you want to see some good transfers of Bollywood flick check the SHOLAY from EROS, they did a great job, put it into 5.1 also and the print is great. But be careful I think EROS had a copy out earlier that was not as good, also many bootleg copies come around of Hindi movies.

I have the Silsila DVD (genuine)and the bloody thing is Pan and Scan- although it says OAR ( which I doubt this movie would have been made in a ratio like that since its a an early 80's flick)

whats up with that?
 

Sanjay Gupta

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I have the Silsila DVD (genuine)and the bloody thing is Pan and Scan- although it says OAR ( which I doubt this movie would have been made in a ratio like that since its a an early 80's flick)
Actually, Silsila was shot in the standard Academy ratio of 4:3 and therefore the DVD is not really Pan & Scan, rather ti is in the original aspect ratio. Yash Chopra is one of the directors, Raj Kapoor is another, who did not understand the advantages of a wider screen until much later. Chandni was the first film by Yash Chopra to be shot in Cinemascope 2.35:1

Sanjay
 

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