Frankenheimer's THE TRAIN - DVD question

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  1. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Don't know why I never picked this up but its one of my favorite WWII films.

    Does anyone own this disc?
    How is the presentation, image quality, etc?


    Thanks in advance for any replies.
     
  2. SteveGon

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    I've got the disc. I'm no expert, but I'd say the transfer is pretty good. Definitely worth a purchase.
     
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    If I recall correctly, this dvd is non-anamorphic at 1.66:1 ratio, however, the transfer was damn good. The best part of the dvd for me was an excellent audio commentary by John Frankenheimer, who provides some of the best dvd commentaries on many of his films released on dvd. Also, I believe it's pretty cheap to buy for only $12.00 or so.




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  4. Jim_K

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    Thanks Steve & Robert
    Thats exactly what I needed to know. Sold [​IMG]
     
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  6. oscar_merkx

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    I would think the cover shown on play.com's site is the one used, thunderdvd.com, another canadian etailer also had that cover.

    I don't know what you mean by original exactly, if you are asking is it the artwork from the theatrical posters, then I'd be pretty certain it is not... MGM tend to use photos instead.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, and yes I wondered if this was the original theatrical release.
    I'll pick it up anyway
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    Excellent DVD and like others said, great info from Frankenheimer. He makes some good points why he shot flat instead of scope. I think this is one of his very best films and the B&W image is as good as I remember in the theater.
     

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