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Old 10-16-03, 12:37 PM
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Kaurismaki's "Man Without a Past"

Does anyone have this DVD, it's from Columbia Tristar.
I was wondering how the transfer is,
are the subtitles removable?
It doesn't look like there are any extras.
It's kind of expensive, and I would like to know
how the image quality is before I take the plunge.
Old 10-16-03, 10:06 PM
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The subtitles are removable, and the transfer looks very good to me (on a standard 4x3 set). I thought the movie had a rather striking visual style and this appears to be preserved quite nicely on the DVD. Something in the color palete or a filter used... I can't exactly explain it, but you'll notice right away.

Wonderful film, and highly recommended if you haven't seen it before. The quotes on the box are a little misleading; I didn't think it was really "hilarious," which seems like an odd way to describe this movie. It's a near-perfect blend of drama and deadpan humor, and definitely one of the best I've seen this year.
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This was one of my favorite films of the past year. Droll, full of surprises and wonderful deadpan performances. I've got the dvd on order,not expected for another 2 weeks, so I can't comment on that.

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