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Jeffrey D

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I really need to pick this up. Definitely my favorite Mel Brooks film. Zero Mostel as the con man is an example of one of the best casting choices ever made for a part in film, in my opinion.
 

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Which 4K print did Kino use as the one the UK released for the films 50th Anniversary looks awful. Here's the trailer for the UK 4K release and Shout Factory's release, you can easily see the difference in picture quality.

The UK 50th Anniversary is way too dark looking.



Shout Factory's looks bright and cheerful.

 

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I’m getting Kino’s release. To me, and it’s my opinion before some people say anything, it looks brighter than Shout on the DVDBeaver posts.
 

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Yeah, but Shout's doesn't have that socko-boff new commentary. :lol:

Kino doesn't have the then new Mel Brook's interview though. Who cares what a historian thinks about the film; if I want to listen to a commentary I want to be Mel's own voice. I'm surprised MGM didn't do that originally with the 2002 special edition DVD when most of the cast was still alive.
 
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Believe me, no one was more surprised than me. But my guess is that if Mel had wanted to do it, he would have done so back then; perhaps he felt that he'd already said all he wanted to in previous interviews. Kino assured me that he was fine with my doing it; I wouldn't have otherwise.
 

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Every review I've seen says the Kino is the superior release.


That's because they're most likely on Kino's pay roll that's why.
 

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You’re accusing people you don’t know of engaging in fraudulent and illegal practices based on no evidence whatsoever. It’s disrespectful to the companies that create the products, it’s disrespectful to the people who run these enthusiast websites, and it’s disrespectful to scores of reviewers, the vast majority of whom spend their own hard earned money on equipment to view discs, donate their time to do so, and sometimes even pay for the review product out of their own pocket, solely because they are passionate about this hobby and wish to make a positive contribution to a community of other like minded enthusiasts.
 

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You’re accusing people you don’t know of engaging in fraudulent and illegal practices based on no evidence whatsoever. It’s disrespectful to the companies that create the products, it’s disrespectful to the people who run these enthusiast websites, and it’s disrespectful to scores of reviewers, the vast majority of whom spend their own hard earned money on equipment to view discs, donate their time to do so, and sometimes even pay for the review product out of their own pocket, solely because they are passionate about this hobby and wish to make a positive contribution to a community of other like minded enthusiasts.
I wholeheartedly agree.