Neverending Story DVD, is it worth it?

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  1. StephenA

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    I love this movie and was wondering if the DVD is worth getting. I've been contemplating getting it because it has hardly anything except the movie on it and thinking a better version might come out. So, is it worth it to get?
     
  2. Kyle McKnight

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    YES!!!!YES!!!YES!!!! The disc is great. I bought it on relase day and have watched it about 3 times. Finally being able to see it in it's OAR is wonderfull. It completely enhances the great scenery in the movie. I haven't read anything about another version coming up, but even if there is, and you're a fan of this movie, buy the current release, and get rid of it later if you need an upgrade.

    The current disc is fantastic.
     
  3. Dave H

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    Doubt this will be re-released again for a very, very long time.

    The video quality is excellent. You can order it for under 15.00 and free shipping.
     
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    Nice print,color,sound are fine.[​IMG]
     
  5. Joshua Clinard

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    A great disc. As long as you're aware that it has little in the way of supplemental material, it can't possibly disappoint. I can't tell you how exciting it was for me to finally be able to see this film in it's proper aspect ratio! If you enjoy the film but have never seen the letterbox version, then GET THIS DISC!
     
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    My four-year-old daughter loves it(as do I)!!

    BTW, she insists on the OAR side!!
     
  8. Donnie Eldridge

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    Don't hesitate at all in picking this one up. It's a definite winner!!!
     
  9. CharlesD

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    Absolutley pick this one up. The transfer is outstanding.

    to the winch, wench!
     
  10. Charles J P

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    Hey, what do you guys think of the sound quality on this disk? I rented it, but that was when I had my Marantz SR-6200 with the hissing background noise problems. I thought it was the disk, but maybe it was the unit. Now I have a Yammie RX-V1200, and I am wondering if this disk would be more exceptable without all the background noise.
     
  11. Ken_McAlinden

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    I just watched it as a rental, and generally agree with the positive assessments expressed so far. As for the audio, it sounded to me like either it was recorded/mastered at a fairly low level or possibly encoded with the dialnorm setting minus several dB. If you have a hissing problem with your amp, the extra required amplification would only exacerbate it. The mix is occasionally muddy, but i have never seen/heard it in any other format, so it could very well be inherent to the source.

    If you like the film, there is no reason not to drop the $15 or less for which it can be purchased at discount retailers.

    Regards,
     
  12. Nate Anderson

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    I also highly recommend picking it up!

    Also, if you're a fan of II, the releases are practically the same!
     

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