Senior HTF Member
- Sep 14, 1998
- Real Name
- Steven Simon
IMHO there is no problem with giving the consumer a choice.... This is a good thing!!!
Thanks Peter. I am glad to hear that the B&W versions will be on the disc. I do wish that the colorized versions would be left off completely though. I believe they are an abomination. It is worse than pan & scan.
Sorry to revive a thread that's been scrolling off for about a week and a half, but I have a thought or two about it.
First of all, in Video Store Magazine, there's a 2-page ad in last week's issue (12/2-12/8) that shows the covers for Heidi, Dimples, & Bright Eyes. The fronts shown, if accurate, don't really cover the idea that there are "Black & White and Colorized Versions On Each Disc!", as the text at the bottom of the ad states. I really hope there's a sticker or SOMEthing that pushes the fact.
Second, in answer to what Joshua said above, I am thinking that the fact of colorization is now a part of film history. Not a cool fact, mind you, but a fact.
When colorization first started, I was a teenager or maybe even a pre-teen. I was thrilled. I thought it was cool.
After watching a few of them, I broke ranks from the rest of my thrilled family and hated the idea. Why bother? The films were fine in B&W. My mom and dad soon followed my line of thinking. I don't believe my sister or brother ever came to the same conclusions, but I haven't asked in years!
But loads of films got colorized, thanks to Ted Turner, among others. It would be a loss to never have colorized films recorded to DVD. I know that this has already happenned before, but to my knowledge it was on discs with JUST the colorized version.
Isn't having both available on the same disc more desirable? Then someone like me can have an example of a colorized film handy, but without sacrificing the original version in the process.
I hope that this rambling made some sense. At least you can see where I'm going with it.