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Eraserhead "proper" review?

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  1. John CW

    John CW Supporting Actor

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    Have any of the more "reputable" sites reviewed the new Eraserhead DVD yet? I'm still waiting to read a definitive review.

    Thanks,

    ~ Johnny
     
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    www.dvdfile.com has a review.

    It has a handful of errors...it still mentions that the disc has PCM 2.0 sound and there are two discs.
     
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    Reading the section about restoration makes you drool...

    "The first step [of the restoration] was transferring a fine-grain interpositive of the film to high-definition tape, yielding a resolution of 1920x1080 at 23.976 frames per second, and a one-to-one correspondence to the original film frames, something you don't get with the standard video rate of 29.97 fps. And the amount of detail that you can see using this format is simply astonishing. Next the high-def tape was digitized to hard drives for the restoration and cleaning process. The files were digitized uncompressed to preserve as much quality and detail as possible. With these files in hand, a rigorous six-month process began, wherein the film was scrutinized frame by frame, one at a time, until all dirt, scratches, blotches, and other imperfections that weren't a part of the film, but detritus inherent to film technology, were removed. After the restoration process, the image files were ready for compression to MPEG-2 for DVD. Generally, this sort of compression is done using DigiBeta tape, which is a digital tape format, but at approximately 25% the resolution of high-definition tape. And because it is a digital format, anything transferred to it will undergo compression. To avoid this extra compression step, the MPEG-2 compression for this DVD was performed using the original high-definition files."

    I wish more titles would be getting this treatment!!
     
  4. Mark Zimmer

    Mark Zimmer Producer

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    I should be getting my copy today and will try to have a review up on digitallyOBSESSED early next week. No, Lynch is not sending out review copies; I'm buying it at the same high price as everyone else, but when it goes directly to support the artist, and not some mergers & acquisitions lawyer in a megamedia conglomerate, I do so cheerfully.
     
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    dvdfile's review is neither "reputable" nor "proper". People who have actually watched the DVD being sold are posting their findings, rather than babble about childhood memories and industry contacts, in the excellentEraserhead Thread on this forum.
     
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    The DVDFile review's audio section has been modified to now say:

     
  10. Felix Martinez

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    My in-depth review at DVDAngle can be found here.

    Cheers,
     
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    Sound & Vision magazine had a mini-review of it in the last issue. Don't know if you can find it online, though.
     

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