Goldfinger...what version to get?

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  1. Aaron Garman

    Aaron Garman Second Unit

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    Hello all. I'm going to make it plain and simple: what version of Goldfinger should I buy? I've seen the DVD and it is nice, but are the laserdiscs better in terms of audio/video? I like extras too!

    Aaron Garman
     
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    Wait for the title to be taken off moratorium later this year. The DVD may be given a new anamorphic widescreen transfer that has been mastered in high-definition but with the same supplementals as before.
     
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    If you can't wait for the new DVD and want the version that has the correct British aspect ratio of 1.75x1 as well as the title song in stereo, get the THX W/S CAV Laserdisc version. This can be found fairly easily on Ebay for well under its original retail of $100.
    I'm a big fan of the Bond series. Goldfinger is my favorite. I own every incarnation of Goldfinger on LD and DVD, and I prefer the THX LD in either CAV or the less expensive CLV version.
    Reed [​IMG]
     
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    "The DVD may be given a new anamorphic widescreen transfer that has been mastered in high-definition"

    The current is anamorphic and looks fine on my 56" rear proj. telly.

    Do you mean re-mastered or was the original anamorphic transfer not mastered in high-definition ?
     
  6. John J Nelson

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    Rejecting an anamorphic 1.78:1 transfer in favour of a non-anamorphic 1.75:1 transfer is seriously nitpicking!
    Anyways, wasn't the British/European matted aspect ratio 1.66:1 ?
    -- J.
     
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    I just watched the Goldfinger SE DVD on my Mits 65" RPTV and thought it looked great. Good picture quality for a movie of some age.

    Given the amount of time and money I've put into collecting all the Bond SE DVDs, I doubt I'll replace them unless there's something really, really special about the new DVDs that come out sometime in a year.
     
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    rutget-- I hope not, I am working on getting all my favorites right now. I wouldn't want to re-buy them all.
     

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