Ivanhoe

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  1. Antonio S

    Antonio S Stunt Coordinator

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    One of the great things about being at the beginning of this hobby, is that you get to watch those old favorites again.
    Last Saturday it was Ivanhoe. What a great movie.
    When the Black Knight took the field of combat, all those gripping emotions of my old childhood fantasy came flooding back. What a rush.
    I wish Warner Bros. would take a second look at this film and give it the same treatment that they did with The Adventures of Robin Hood.
    I was at the Warner site this A.M.. The reason for that was to see if they have a defective return policy.
    The disk has a skipping/freezing part at 00:17:56 - 00:18:20. Has anyone had experience with returning disks to Warner? Wondering if this is the best route or if I should return it to Amazon, where I bought it.
    Any thoughts or your experience is appreciated.
    Thanks, Tony...
     
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    I voted for the release of Ivanhoe a year or two ago and was glad to finally see it on DVD. Few DVDs will probably ever look as good as Robin Hood, but Warners did a pretty good job. The film's still a treat, and Elizabeth Taylor (in a fine performance) is at her most beautiful.
     
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    I really liked the DVD. I had never seen this movie until recently when I caught part of it on TCM and decided to get the DVD.

    Mine didn't skip or freeze. I've never tried or needed to exchange a disc from Warners. I think they had some manufacturing problems in the late '90s and there were a lot of posts about exchanging discs. Try doing a search on "DVD rot" or similar terms. I don't know how successful people were with the exchanges.

    I would try contacting Amazon first. They would probably respond quicker.
     
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    Thank you for your input, Gentlemen.
    The fact that you got a good copy is encouraging so I will return it.
    I'm thinking that if I send it back to Warner I may have a better chance of getting a good copy with no artifacts. Maybe I'll even get a discount on my next Warner purchase. I won't hold my breath, lol.
    If I return it to Amazon, I'll probably get it back quicker, but may be more of a crap shoot for a good copy.
    Next up for my weekend movie is Scaramouche. [​IMG]
     

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