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Anybody seen the Woody Allen "Manhattan" DVD?

Old 08-21-00, 09:13 PM
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I've never seen the movie itself, But I heard it was good and I'll buy the DVD probably if the transfer is nice. (and sound too) Oddly enough, I can't find any reviews of the DVD.
Maybe I keep spelling it wrong...

I have already heard that Allen doesn't like extras included on his Laser Discs, DVDs etc. So all I know is that its bare bones.

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Old 08-21-00, 11:54 PM
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I'm not wild about the movie itself; I prefer "Annie Hall" and "Love and Death" by far. Anyway, the DVD presents pretty decent picture and sound plus almost no extras, as you already know.

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Well, Manhattan is my favorite of all of Woody Allen's films, and I have to say the transfer on this is pretty nice. The black and white is bold and well defined, blacks are solid. I did notice some dust marks which were obviously on the source print, not part of the transfer. No artifacts or pixelation evident. The sound is a bit worse. This has to be one of the most unevenly mixed DVDs I have. Then again, I don't have that many DVDs and I just happened to get well mixed ones. It's not so bad, but the music blares out at you, while the dialogue, which is most of the film, is mixed low. Makes for a lot of turning the volume up and down. All in all though, this movie is really a must have, despite the poor sound mix.

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