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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Yumbo, Mar 11, 2003.
are both editions 'cold'? or is either worth picking up? thanks
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.
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
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.
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.
If you like the movie, it's definitely a good enough transfer.
thanks, just ordered the SE, to fit in with the rest of my Monroe and MGM classics.
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.