The Hong Kong Video CD releases by DeltaMac Limited have the best video quality. Albeit, they are in pan & scan only. The HK release is a new NTSC transfer while the Malaysian release is the same PAL transfer used for the VHS tapes.
The sound though on these is quite incredible. Great MPEG surround sound.
"There are no Indy Jones VCDs (authorized ones) in circulation."
Video CD version of the INDY trilogy had been released by a THAI studio,that puts out lots of PARAMOUNT titles in VCD as well.Whether is it official,i had doubts on the releases.The coverart looks very crappy,the image is very blurr...Official release(HK ones for example) are professionally done,unlike the thai covers,which look like PC printer printed images!
I am considering purchasing these http://www.allvcd.com/viewproduct.asp/productid=2757
Star Wars VCD's for a couple of reasons. First, my VCR broke months ago, so my VHS copies are unviewable. Second, I have no desire to start buying laserdisc at the point in history. Thirdly, pan and scan or not, I simply have a real curiosity about VCDs, and since my DVD player can play them, I would like to try them out at least once.
And finally, they are cheap, so what the hell.
But I don't know if these will work, as they are PAL discs. My user manual is rather ambiguous about whether or not it can playback PAL VCDs on my NTSC TV. Can anyone tell me? My plasyer is a Panasonic F65.
Failing that, does anyone have a source for NTSC star wars VCDs?
Out of curiosity, prior to the DVD release of Episode 1 on DVD, I got the Malaysia Official VCDs (which came in a cool package, with the DVD disc patterns on the CD case covers and a glossy outside slipcase)
Are these PAL? I suppose it would explain the faster audio...