"Far and Away" - How's the quality?

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  1. Nathan*W

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    Far and Away the 1992 hit from Ron Howard starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, I did a search but came up empty handed. Is this DVD any good? (qualitywise)
     
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    http://www.dvd-basen.dk/uk/home.php3...land=%25&ok=go

    ... although i'd take anything dvd reviewers say with a pinch of salt ...

    personally i thought it was resonably good. quite film like, although i remember something strange about it. some foregrounds looked quite soft while backgrounds looked quite detailed. it's usually the other way around. can't remember the sound, sorry. either way, not bad for a 98/99 release. one of universals better releases during this period. (to be taken with pinch of salt).

    but no extras. well, except for scene selections. so you're set then.

    you might want to check other regions out before-hand (using the above link).

    hope that helps [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks, I'll check those reviews out.
     
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    I just bought this DVD a few weeks ago and it seems fine to me. It is kind of a bare-bones disc, like most of the early DVD releases.

    One of the things I found was that I've apparently watched some sort of Director's Cut prior to owning this DVD as there were a few subtle changes with things I remember seeing not being on the DVD.

    I would recommend buying this DVD if you can find it cheap, but that may be the problem.
     
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    I found the 5.1 mix to be poor and a huge step down from the PCM Stereo track on the laserdisc. The bass on the 5.1 track is anemic, particularly in the land-race scene. It even loses some of the directionality in the dialog. This is especially noticeable when Tom Cruise dumps Nicole Kidman into the bathtub. On the laserdisc (and the DVD's French 2.0 track) you can hear them only in the right speaker when they're off screen, then the dialog "pans" to the center as they enter the frame. The 5.1 track anchors all the sound in the center channel. [​IMG]

    Also, there's tons of additional footage out there not included, some of which made it to the two-night network premiere of the film.

    -Lyle J.P.
     

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