So, is the "Memphis Belle" DVD much better then the VHS tape?

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  1. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

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    The reason I wondering is, that me and the Belle have sorta a history.

    I've been inside this famous plane and my uncle is the President of the Memphis Belle association..

    I even got to play with the 50 caliber waist guns, sit in the nose, and even the pilot seat!!

    So, is this a dvd I should add to my collection, or just keep the VHS copy?

    Thanks,

    Nathan
     
  2. Kenneth English

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    In a word: Definitely.

    This was one of the first DVDs Warner released (back in '97 or '98 I think) but don't let that fact fool you. It's a great disc. Besides, it can be had for around $10.00 now so it's a win/win situation.
     
  3. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

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    Cool,

    Does it happen to have alot of surround effects?

    I know with all the guns blazing and plane's crahsing, it should have alot.

    Thanks,

    Nathan
     
  4. MikeH

    MikeH Stunt Coordinator

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    Nathan, considering that Memphis Belle is relatively old in DVD terms take this with a grain of salt.

    The video is acceptable I noticed some grain a film spots on a few occasions but nothing that was distracting.

    I too was expecting a great surround track. Again it was acceptable to good but not to the standards we today expect all DVD's to strive for.

    Go ahead and pick it up, like Kenneth said it's cheap, the audio/video is acceptable and it is one of my take my mind off the world and enjoy movies. Plus with your personal history with the film it should be a definite buy.

    Mike
     
  5. NathanP

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    Thanks for the review Mike..

    I had no idea it was an earlier dvd.

    I thought it had come out just a few months ago..

    Thanks,

    Nathan
     
  6. John_Berger

    John_Berger Cinematographer

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    Another reason is that the DVD has the hard-matted (not soft-matted) 1.77:1 widescreen version on it, whereas the VHS version is pan-and-scan.

    As to the movie itself, I love it! It was one of the first DVDs that I bought.
     

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