"The Scarelet Pimpernel" (1982) R2 - Anyone own/seen it?

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  1. Scott Barnhart

    Scott Barnhart Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anyone have any comments on the transfer quality of this UK DVD? The 1982 version starring Anthony Andrews and Jane Seymour. This is one of my wife's (and mine too) all-time favorite movies, and she is *dying* for a DVD release of this. Since we don't seem to rate an R1 release here in the US, I am considering buying this one, and am wondering if the transfer is really good. I would hate to buy a DVD and have it be just barely better than the VHS.
    Thanks for any info on it.
    Scott
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  2. Scott Barnhart

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    Well, I just noticed I butchered the spelling of the title in the Subject line. Hopefully that won't scare(let) anyone off from replying! [​IMG]
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  3. Nicole P

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    Hello Scott
    I haven't seen this version but have heard that it is highly acclaimed and much more faithful to the Blakeney spirit than the recent A&E production.
    Here is a review of the R2 disc. Sink me, but it appears not to be too favourable...
    Cheers,
    Nicole P
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    ...well... FWIW I liked it... the DVD is OK (and cheap, too!) - this is a 20-years-old made-for-TV movie, after all, and it ain't half bad, either - one shouldn't expect all the bells and whistles that a DVD of a modern blockbuster can offer...
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