Jacob's Ladder questions...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Daniel P, Jun 27, 2002.

  1. Daniel P

    Daniel P Stunt Coordinator

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    What does everybody think about the film?

    How's the video transfer on the DVD?

    How's the audio mix?

    How's the commentary?

    How's the rest of the special features?

    What are some comparable/similar films worth recommending?
     
  2. Justin_S

    Justin_S Producer

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    I love JACOB'S LADDER! I think it is a classic, and it is one of my favorites. Definitely Tim Robbins' best film to date!

    The transfer on the DVD is good, but it isn't great. Quite watchable though.

    The audio sounded fine to me. No distortion or other problems.

    Very interesting commentary. Listen to it as soon as you get the chance!

    I haven't watched the other features yet.
     
  3. Daniel P

    Daniel P Stunt Coordinator

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    It's pretty cheap now, I think I'll snap it up.

    Thanks for the opinion.
     
  4. Mark E J

    Mark E J Second Unit

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    Get the DVD. The picture and sound are fine. It also has three deleted scenes you just have to see. I will never forgive Adrien Lyne for removing the films last twenty minutes.[​IMG]
     
  5. Philip Hamm

    Philip Hamm Lead Actor

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    I have the LaserDisc, which is the same material. I've seen the DVD, I borrowed it before buying the Laser.

    The commentary is excellent and the deleted scenes are cool.
     
  6. Lou Sytsma

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    Yep and the animated menus are cool too!
     
  7. Jon Robertson

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    The video transfer is quite grainy and murky, but this looks entirely intentional to me (there's good detail) and really helps the mood of the piece.

    It's a great disc, especially for $10.
     
  8. Felix Martinez

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    I had JL for about 2 years and thought it looked ok until I got a projector and saw it on a 92 inch screen. The image pretty much falls apart and I couldn't watch it. From what I saw, it's an older title and suffers from compression limitations at that time. I remember the film in the theater, and know how the film is supposed to look.

    On a smaller screen, it should be watchable, but be warned (it's a cheap disc anyway).

    Interestingly - I put in Angel Heart, another Artisan dvd release from around the same time, and it was VERY watchable. I was expecting the worst, and was pleasantly surprised. The one annoying thing about Angel Heart was the transfer at times has an unsteady quality (like the film moving around the gate).

    My $.02

    Felix
     

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