Makhmalbaf's 'The Cyclist' on DVD - or avoid IranianMovies.com !

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Gary Tooze, Oct 16, 2002.

  1. Gary Tooze

    Gary Tooze Producer

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    Just to let you know... avoid IranianMovies.com
    Review of their The Cyclist DVD with screen captures is here:
    http://207.136.67.23/film/dvdcompare...dvd-review.htm
    Well, were can we start... an obvious bootleg, done, most likely in somebody's basement computer. The picture quality is atrocious, as is the sound. Although there are chapters, I could never reach the end of them as the disc failed at 38:00 minutes: "The DVD disc might have been damaged so as to inhibit playback operation."
    No Extras, No Menu. Non-removable subs. The film is short my 20 minutes of its intended length. The quality is sub-par VHS. My advice is to avoid this outfit ( www.iranianmovies.com ) like the plague. They are obviously bandits. I will be seeking my money back, but purchasing this one disc has shown me what I wanted to know. I give this disc 0 out of 5 .
    cheers,
     
  2. jeroen

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    I second gary's comments about iranianmovies.com. Bought THE MIRROR from them and it came on a dvd-rw with printed stick-on label and cover. Pq was not as bad as gary's captures, but close. When i complained the guy was rude, and it was only until i said i'd get my creditcard co involved that he offered to give me a full refund. I'll send back the dvd today, we'll see what happens.
     

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