Marathon Man - great movie/erratic transfer

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  1. Lou Sytsma

    Lou Sytsma Producer

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    Just picked this one up - still a great flick and quite enjoyable to watch again!
    OTOH this movie has one of the most erratic transfers I have seen. Sometimes you'd swear it was filmed yesterday and then other scenes look like they were from the Stone Age.
    A shame really as it pulls one out of the movie. Fortunately the poor sections are not that frequent - even though they are throughout the entire movie.
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  2. Michael Reuben

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    Lou, I'm curious which scenes looked to you like they were "from the Stone Age" and which looked like a recent movie. I thought the entire film had the same dirty, gritty, washed-out look that it's always had, and I was impressed that Paramount's new transfer kept it under relatively good control and still provided a detailed image.
    If you haven't yet watched the retrospective, I highly recommend it.
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    Micheal the worst scene(s) were probably at the farm house waiting. The outside landscape shots were really grainy.
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