How's the DVD of 'VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED' (1995)?

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  1. Inspector Hammer!

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    Saw it this weekend on the Sci-Fi Channel and always enjoyed this remake, one of the few good one's IMO, and I need some info on the DVD regarding content, image and audio quality, the usual.

    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
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    IIRC, it had a non-anamorphic widescreen video. Prolly a bare-bones dvd as well. Typical old Universal dvd, unfortunatly.
     
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    It's been a million years since I watched it but the stats on the back say it's an anamorphic transfer. As for how good or bad it is, it's from 1998 or 1999 so it's probably the same transfer that they used on the laserdisc.
     
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    Okay, thanks, I wasn't sure if it was anamorphic or not. So, I take it that it's pretty much one of their bare bone deals?
     
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    Well, it has a trailer and umm, ummm, and ummmmmm. I guess "No" would be the answer to if it's an SE. [​IMG]

    I'll double check and see if it's anamorphic (in case of a mislabeled box).
     
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    I remember watching Entertainment Tonight when the film was being made. They had them filming a scene with a bunch of babies in a hospital nursery, rising out of their cribs in unison. Yet, the scene wasn't in the finished film.

    So, there are some deleted scenes out there. But, they aren't on the DVD. At least I don't think so (I wasn't a fan of the film, but remember that ET segment being pretty cool).
     
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    I just double checked. It's anamorphic and transfer-wise it's definitely an older DVD but at least it's anamorphic. [​IMG]

    Jon, I remember seeing a picture of that scene in a magazine at the time too. Maybe they were afraid that that part would get more laughs than shivers?
     
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    Thanks, guy's, it sounds like it's worth a pick up, I think my local Coconuts has it for $14.99.

    That "rising babies" scene sounds both ceepy and silly both at the same time, I think that it was a good move tossing it.
     
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    Yeah, that was my thought too. But, it would have been interesting to see how it turned out.
     

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