"Triple Feature" disks, How bad are they?

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  1. Scott A.

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    Just saw a Triple feature disk at the local Wal-Mart that had "Nosferatu", "Phantom of the Opera", and "Metropolis" on it.

    Anyone know anything about the quality of these disks?

    Thanks,

    S.
     
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    Awful by default.

    The best version of Nosferatu out is the Blackhawk films version. (The upcoming BFI/Kino edition may be pretty good, too. It'll have a Kevin Brownlow restored version with a Carl Davis score)

    The best version of Metropolis isn't out yet. Transit Films and Kino will release a newly restored/reconstructed version next year. Until then, the existing DVDs are NOT reccomended at all.

    The Blackhawk Phantom of the Opera is the best right now. However, I think Kino will release Kevin Brownlow's version (which is perfect) sometime next year. That version looks fantastic.

    For right now, get the Image Phantom and Nosferatu and wait for Metropolis.
     
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    My dad got "Great WWII Movies" and the part I saw looked awful. I'm planning on checking out this company's "Classic 70's Movies" disc though, which includes Harrard Experiment and 2 others- bad video might enhance these a bit.
     
  4. Scott A.

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    Patrick,

    Thanks for the tip on Metropolis. I had no idea that a restoration was in progress. You just made my day.

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