The Bible... In the Beginning (1966)

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  1. RolandL

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    I'm just curious. Anyone know why "The Bible... In the Beginning" is being re-released on DVD 3/16/04? It was originally released on DVD 3/11/03.
     
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    The original and the new dvd have a list price of $14.98.
     
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    Revised text, revised price. [​IMG]
     
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    There should be a price drop on this title!!! I am extremely disappointed in 20th Fox for putting out such an inferior representation of an epic movie! I had to cut it off because the color shifting and grain was hurting my eyes to watch, especially in dimly lighted scenes.

    Has others had the same problem?

    Steven
     
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    Steven, have you ever seen The Bible in a theatre? I'm old enough to have seen it in its original theatrical run and the film was always rather grainy, dark and soft looking especially the Adam and Eve sequence. The current Fox DVD represents the look of the film fairly accurately.
     
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    I noticed that there was no credit for Dimension 150 on the dvd print? Was the process not credited on the film?
     
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    I agree. I saw the film on the Cinerama screen and remember being disappointed by the look of the film so the DVD is probably the best we will get.
     
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    I can accept grain and softness. It's the smoke/fog and dark shadows, especially in the Adam and Eve sequence, that is hard to take. I am getting almost a pulsating reddish color shift within the grain (ants). It's the only movie I have out of 500 that does it.
     
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    The problem is the negative was water damaged a long time ago and that means the Garden Of Eden sequence will always suffer from that lesser quality.

    The DVD though is a big improvement over the first LD release which was very bad quality wise and on top of that was missing the End Credits (the End Credits music played over a blank screen).
     

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