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Old 03-23-00, 09:33 PM
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I just got my (2nd) copy of this disc..first was empty..and I need feedback, becuase I am not sure whether it is a defective DVD or a lazy transfer.

First, total lack of features...weak.

But, most importantly, the beginning appears to have artifacts..looks like a 15 year old print..and while I can sorta deal with that, it "jumps" a little..like a bad projection.

I then skipped a few chapters, and it appeared much cleaner.

The sound was "Okay"...

I love this film, and am surprised at the shoddy treatment given it.

So, is this just a bad transferred "Let's throw it on DVD" flick or did I get a bum copy?

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Old 03-26-00, 06:51 PM
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Pretty sad huh?

This movie deserved at least a letterbox transfer and a little re-mastering.

My copy is the same. It's a Fullframe (or Pan and Scan?) fairly crappy transfer. It does jitter in the beginning, especially the opening credits. The video gets better as the movie progresses, but there's still quite a few scratches and dirt specs visable. At several points towards the end of the flick I get a vertical line running through my copy.

Definitely disappointing, but the movie as weird is as I remembered it.

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Old 03-26-00, 07:22 PM
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This really surpises me. A line, too?
Well, I only paid $4.99 for it..I THINK with a Web Cert, so it eases the pain, but this movie looks "Madacy Quality"...if Artisian wanted to play games..why not release it as part of the $6.99 line?

I love the film...but sadly, cannot reccomend it on DVD now that I know it is not just my copy.

One should NOT pay MFSR of $24.99 fro full frame jitters, sloppy transfer..and since history is involved..not even a few NOTES?
And really..how hard is it to get a commentary from these people??

Should have gone Anchor Bay or Criterion.
Just my HO.
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