Oklahoma! on DVD

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Andrew L, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. Andrew L

    Andrew L Auditioning

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    I hope I'm posting this in the right place!

    I recently purchased the digitally-mastered 20th Century Fox DVD of "Oklahoma!" and was extremely disappointed by the picture quality. The DVD appears to have been digitally-mastered from videotape, and not the original 35mm motion picture.

    Does anyone know anything about the source material from which this DVD was made? Watching it last night on my DLP projector it looked awful -- really no better than tape. There was "jarring" and jagged edges quite noticeable in the detail of the image. My 16mm prints look better than this. What a disappointment!
     
  2. Paul Linfesty

    Paul Linfesty Stunt Coordinator

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    I believe its the same transfer used for the laserdisc. It was made from the 65/70mm 30 fps Todd-AO version, instead of the 35mm 24 fps CinemaScope one. I dont know it it was mastered from NTSC Composite or not. Also, if you are using a line doubler with a reverse scan 3-2 pulldown, this setting won't work, because of the original frame rate used on this film.
     

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