'plagued with mosquito noise' is putting it lightly. This is among the worst looking dvds I own (and I own The Quiet Man). I wanted to ask about this during the WB television chat but didn't get chosen to ask a question. This cartoon is in great need of a new transfer and some decent extra materials.
Wrong; I have both releases and the Grinch looks identically Linda-Blair-puke, mustard-mixed-with-guacamole in both. Furthermore, one shot of falling snow near the end of the cartoon is jacked up on the 2nd issue, with some sort of bizarre doubling of the image, like it's being played in Drunk-O-Vision. Though it's obviously a different transfer from the 1st issue (one need look no further than the shot referenced above to tell that), claims that the 2nd issue was digitally remastered were grossly exaggerated. All that being said, supposedly, this forthcoming 3rd release has been remastered yet again, so here's hoping the Grinch will at last look as he was intended to look.
And BTW, for those who claim the 2000 Grinch SE has the right colors, I don't agree. I rented that DVD - actually got TWO different releases of the Warner DVD - and both had the same mustard Grinch. Granted, there seem to be about 8000 different Grinch DVDs on the market, but I'd bet all of them used the same transfer - until the 2006 one, that is...
Thanks for the screen caps and for the tip about the CC offer! What an amazing difference in the colors. While my initial reaction to the new coloring in the train shot was that they had perhaps now gone overboard in another direction, you can see how the scene with the train (as well as the grinch coloring) is now a very close match to the original cell art (http://www.animationsensations.com/t...nimation3.html).
Your post has definitely knocked me off the fence on this one, and I'll be happily picking up a copy tomorrow. Much appreciated.
I owned both the previous discs. I gave my first one away to my son's little girl once I ordered the most recent disc last summer. Boy was I really pissed when I got it and saw the color errors in it, argh. Well that one is going in the trash once this new release arrives next week.
Thx for the caps Travis. Thats trully an improvement in colors and with far, far less grain.