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- May 22, 1999
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I didn't research this very carefully...I bought it from Amazon UK, the country where it had been filmed in 1964, and although I saw that the cover text was Spanish (a country from which I have received several terrible discs), I wanted this so badly that I decided to risk it.
I have now saved you other fans of this movie about $20.00 incl. shipping.
While the PQ has pretty good contrast and shadow detail, it is very, very soft and reminds me of a rather poor DVD transfer that was simply thrown onto a Blu-ray disc. The sound is merely adequate. I did not get through the whole film because I wasn't enjoying the visual quality, but I have to assume it would have been more of the same. There are no special features included at all.
Network put out a much better-looking DVD of this, actually produced in the UK, and although it is PAL and Richard Attenborough sounds a bit cartoonish sped up from the conversion, I'll be keeping a tight grip on it now until there is a legitimate Blu-ray, either from Network or from someone in the States.