RMajidi

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Yes, my loss for words will not be a temporary condition. You may just want to take a leaf from my book re loss of words. Just a thought.
It’s difficult to accurately judge a person based on online communications, and I sincerely don’t discount the possibility that you may be a darling man in real life. However, insofar as usage of words is concerned, I think you’ll understand that I shall have to decline your invitation to use you as my role-model.

Bringing this back on topic (since no part of your post seemed connected to it), I do genuinely thank you for supplying that DVD Beaver link, as you saved me a needless purchase; and judging by some of the other posts here, I think there are other members who are likewise in your debt.

Perhaps I can discharge my part of this debt by sending you a copy of the recent Oz Blu-ray release of Douglas Sirk’s Written on the Wind. My copy is on its way from JB-HiFi, and if the good folks here at HTF are agreeable, I can send a copy for you care of HTF and they can then perhaps redirect it to you, keeping your address private.
 

lark144

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Weird. I see just the opposite. To me the German Koch caps look slightly more resolved and sharper than the Shout Factory caps. But I agree the difference is minimal. Given my druthers, I'd choose to buy the Koch release.
Thanks for the feedback Mark. It's possible I was looking through the wrong end of my progressives, but they seem exactly the same to me. I prefer the SHOUT caps only because they appear more film-like, whereas the Koch, to these ageing eyes, looks overly sharp in an artificial, unpleasing manner, but of course we're dealing with the Beaver's caps, which, like the plot line of TARANTULA, isn't always accurate.
 

RichMurphy

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Watched the Shout Factory TARANTULA yesterday on my 56" high screen and it looked fine. Yes, the dissolves and optical work were a bit soft, but i am sure that is inherent in the source material. More distracting was Professor Leo G. Carroll's dire predictions about the future overpopulation of the world, which turned out to be twice as bad as he predicted.
 

Johnny Angell

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Watched the Shout Factory TARANTULA yesterday on my 56" high screen and it looked fine. Yes, the dissolves and optical work were a bit soft, but i am sure that is inherent in the source material. More distracting was Professor Leo G. Carroll's dire predictions about the future overpopulation of the world, which turned out to be twice as bad as he predicted.
I’ve noticed that before too. I didn’t find it distracting, just something that places the movie in that time.
 

Robert Crawford

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After reading Matt's fine review again along with this review, I decided to purchase this film title again on Blu-ray as Deep Discount is having a 15% off sale this week. No question I'll be comparing Shout's release to my Koch Blu-ray.
 

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