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Old 12-16-99, 11:35 AM
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Subject says it all.
Old 12-16-99, 01:17 PM
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Great movie with an excellent transfer (disregard about the first 5 minutes of the film - taken from another source, I suspect.)
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The only draw back to this disc is a lack of extras. Outside of that, it is great. The movie is quite interesting and still holds relavence. the main plot points in "M" can be seen in the newspapers on almost a daily basis. the first 5 mins leave a bit to be desired and if I recall correctly there is something a bit off at the end of the movie.

However, you are not going to find a better print of this film and I would highly recommend it.

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Okay, now I'm curious. I just ordered M (it should be getting here tomorrow) and I'm really looking forward to it. I'm a big Fritz Lang fan but have never seen M. Not sure why.

So, the question is: What's askew with the first five minutes? A problem with the transfer or a weakness in the film's plot itself?

Just wondering.
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Surf Monkey,

It's the transfer. I am reasonably certain that it is from a different source than the rest of the film. It is really not very good, but then the rest of the transfer of the film is excellent.
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Okay, good. I can live with that =)
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I don't think you'll notice, unless you're looking for it (I still can't figure out when or where the change is).

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Old 12-18-99, 10:39 AM
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I reviewed it here a long time ago: http://talk.dvdtalk.com/ubb/Forum8/HTML/000331.html



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quote:<HR>Originally posted by BearFan:
The only draw back to this disc is a lack of extras.<HR>


Yeah, I know, like that really exciting theatrical trailer that teased German audiences back in 1931, but hey, not everything survives in the movies!

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quote:<HR>Originally posted by classicman:
It's the transfer. I am reasonably certain that it is from a different source than the rest of the film. It is really not very good, but then the rest of the transfer of the film is excellent.<HR>

It's bearly, if anything, noticeable.


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quote:<HR>Originally posted by BearFan:
The only draw back to this disc is a lack of extras.<HR>


What about that cool test pattern???

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Totally irrelevant by comparison to this classic, but has anyone seen the 1951 US remake??

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