How's the quality of Mei Ah DVD's?

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  1. Scott Leopold

    Scott Leopold Supporting Actor

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    I just won a couple auctions for Throne of Blood & Ikiru, both Mei Ah DVD's. Has anyone had any experience with these? I've been hankering for some new Kurosawa, and got these rather cheap. Just curious what I might be in for.
     
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    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Ummmm, Mei Ah are the worst company in HK in terms of DVD quality. Their discs are watchable (barely), slightly better than RAN
     
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    "How's the quality of Mei Ah DVD's?"
    ...simply put: Bad !...
    . . . [​IMG] . . .
     
  4. Scott Leopold

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    I suspected they weren't going to be the best, but I've been eager to see these two movies (as well as Stray Dog, which I'll pick up as soon as I find one cheap) for quite some time. Granted, if Criterion releases copies of these I'll upgrade, but my main interest right now is seeing the movies.
     
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    Now that I think about it, I've got a follow-up question. Are they Madacy bad, or just Laserlight bad? I can live with Laserlight bad.
     
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    Mei Ah is not as bad as Madacy or Laserlight but the letterbox widescreen transfers for many of their films leave a lot to be desired.

    Mei Ah does have a few DVDs presented in anamorphic widescreen and some DVDs with dts audio options. Unfortunately, the majority of dts DVDs from Mei Ah have been flippers.
     

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