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  1. Yumbo

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    are both editions 'cold'?

    or is either worth picking up?

    thanks
     
  2. Rain

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    I wish I could provide some input, as an owner of this DVD, but unfortunately I haven't the foggiest clue what you are asking. [​IMG]
     
  3. Yumbo

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    hey rain,

    I read a while back on release, that (both) editions looked horrible, being non-anamorphic or something.

    is that true, or should I pick up either edition up?

    I prefer the SE cover.

    thanks
     
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    Both discs have the same transfer of the film

    Personally, I never thought it looked all that bad and I've watched it twice. Granted, I've seen better.

    Considering how cheap the DVD is, I have no regrets about my purchase.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    It's not anamorphic, but it's not in the least a bad video/audio transfer.

    The AR is a little under 1.66:1 (looks around 1.60:1 on my DVD-ROM), so 16x9 wouldn't add a lot of resolution. The print is extremely clean and sharp throughout, but without too much video artifacts. I think one or two scenes had some obvious ringing and one shot had some severe safety film decomposition.

    I'd get the special edition since it has a few more extras (the Tony Curtis interview is pretty cool) and a ton of trailers. If you like the movie, get it.
     
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    If you like the movie, it's definitely a good enough transfer.
     
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    thanks,

    just ordered the SE, to fit in with the rest of my Monroe and MGM classics.
     
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  9. Yumbo

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    well it's not 'cold'!

    smiles, the SE looks good to me, even zoomed.

    ps. I just find it very STRANGE to see colour covers of B&W movies. Just doesn't 'look' right.

    Time to watch The Apartment.
     

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