Your favourite DVD reviewers?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jon Robertson, Dec 21, 2001.

  1. Jon Robertson

    Jon Robertson Screenwriter

    May 19, 2001
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    My top three:
    Glenn Erickson over at DVD Savant - his reviews have a eagerness and warmth about the films that never spills in Harry Knowles-type fanboy gushing.
    Alexandra DuPont at DVD Journal always entertains with wit and panache, with extended but fascinating reviews.
    Finally, Michael Brooke at UK sites DVD Times and Bullets'N'Babes (though with plenty of R1 reviews at both sites) often seems to hit the nail on the head, with reasoned, eloquent and humourous reviews.
    There are others that almost got in, like Patrick Naugle at DVD Verdict and Jeff Ulmer and Debi Lee Mandel at Digitally Obsessed, but the three above, for me, are always required reading every time.
  2. Brad Vautrinot

    Brad Vautrinot Stunt Coordinator

    Mar 16, 1999
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    For reviewing DVD's (not the film itself), I'll read anyone, and very few of them, ONLY to find out if there are any problems (poor transfer, wrong AR, etc.) with the disc. The ultimate reviewer is myself, looking for:

    the quality of the transfer

    the aspect ratio

    the audio component(s)

    supplemental material


    and how this all looks and sounds on my monitor. It's immaterial to me whether someone else likes a particular film or not. I buy it because I like it and not what someone else thinks of it which is why I usually shun reviewers.
  3. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

    May 16, 2001
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    Georgia (the state)
    Real Name:
    Patrick McCart
    24fps Reviews
    Sorry...shameless plug.
    Actually, my favorite reviewers are The Big Picture Reviews, DVD Angle, and DVD Savant/Talk.
    I have trouble sometimes because I can't find a good review for a mono soundtrack DVD because they're usually rated very poorly. Reviews should rate soundtracks with the age and recording technology in mind. Even the best mono track that I've ever heard...from Young Frankenstein always gets a poor rating. There is such a thing as a great mono track and many films don't need DTS-ES 6.1 remixing to enhance the sound. Just some restoration (as in the erasing of pops, clicks, etc and equalizing the sound) can make a 2.0 track just as good as a 5.1 track.
  4. Colin Jacobson

    Colin Jacobson Producer

    Apr 19, 2000
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