"Sharpe's Riffles" UK version

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Jim Robbins, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. Jim Robbins

    Jim Robbins Stunt Coordinator

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    I have the US version that is Full Frame and very poor quality.

    Can anyone tell me the quality of the UK version?
    I am fairly certain it was shot at least at 1:66/1 and really should look better than the awful NTSC version. Another thing is I am fairly sure the US version is a NTSC from PAL conversion since motion has artifacts that you normally get during that conversion. I would think the UK version would be film to PAL only.

    This excellent series deserves better.
     
  2. PhilipG

    PhilipG Cinematographer

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    I originally had the r1 version of Sharpe's Enemy. The video quality was so awful I didn't buy any more.

    The r2 discs OTOH are generally very nice, and Enemy at least looks a heck of a lot better than the r1 version. They are all presented in (non-anamorphic) ~14:9 PAL (even the later ones which I believe were presented 16:9 on digital tv here). With any luck we'll get some SEs with decent extras at some point down the line...
     

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