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Old 10-01-03, 07:13 PM
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Knife In The Water CC - No FF or Backwards

Just received my copy of Knife In The Water CC.

The control for fast forward or reverse (rewind) was not available on my DVD player. I also checked it on my DVD player on my computer ... same problem. My PowerDVD application does have a slider that quickly moves through the whole film but the normal fast forward and backwards were inactive.

I notice that in another thread that someone else commented on this - so I know I'm not the only one having this problem. I started this new thread however so that others can more easily find it and comment on it.
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Never heard of this before. I think its bad, like no chapter stops or inserts.
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The dvd is not defective, it was purposely done that way by Criterion at the request of Roman Polanski.
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Quick update: from Mondo-Digital:

http://www.mondo-digital.com/polanski.html

However, at Polanski's request, the viewer cannot fast-forward during the feature; if he and David Lynch ever collaborated on a DVD release, the results could be deadly.
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The above comment referring to Lynch not allowing Chapter stops on his DVDs.

Brother! If Criterion is going to bend over that is one thing but not mentioning it to consumers on the DVD or materials is another thing. Bad Form.

New Flash (joke)

In a rare interview, auteur director Michelangelo Antonioni comments on plans for DVD release of his film Blowup.

"This Lynch and Polanski they are nice boys, nice boys. But they are amateurs. In my new DVD, the stop button will not work as well or the power off switch. If someone wants to stop my beautiful film - they need to pull the plug out of the wall!"

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Originally posted by ctyankee

Brother! If Criterion is going to bend over that is one thing but not mentioning it to consumers on the DVD or materials is another thing. Bad Form.

Also bad form not reading the materials before complaining about what is or is not mentioned.

It is clearly mentioned.

"Director Roman Polanski has been intimately involved in the preparation of this disc. At his request the step function has been disabled during the playback of the feature film."
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Originally posted by marty888
Also bad form not reading the materials before complaining about what is or is not mentioned.


"Director Roman Polanski has been intimately involved in the preparation of this disc. At his request the step function has been disabled during the playback of the feature film."
Fair Point.


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It is clearly mentioned.."

No. Clearly mentioning would not include some "step function" crap and would call it like we all do fast forward.

So please lawyer off.
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Originally posted by ctyankee
Fair Point.





No. Clearly mentioning would not include some "step function" crap and would call it like we all do fast forward.

So please lawyer off.

Sorry. Just because I clearly understood what "step function" means, I shouldn't have assumed others would. Clearly, some do not.

Didn't even have to call a lawyer.
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However, at Polanski's request, the viewer cannot fast-forward during the feature; if he and David Lynch ever collaborated on a DVD release, the results could be deadly.
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That would be really bad. I had to stop watching my copy of The Elephant Man one time due to circumstances beyond my control. Having to find the spot where I left off using only fast forward was enough of a pain in the ass, but if I wasn't able to even do that, I would have really lost it.
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"Step function" is misleading. "Step" implies manual frame advancing. In fact, that's what it's called on one of my players: "Frame Step Foward" and "Frame Step Reverse."

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Darn! Polanski probably needs to get a Knife in the Butt!

At least, he didn't demand disabling the STOP button!
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See what affairs with teenagers does to your mind???
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Darn! Polanski probably needs to get a Knife in the Butt!

At least, he didn't demand disabling the STOP button!
Or maybe the Eject and Power buttons!
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Originally posted by ctyankee
In a rare interview, auteur director Michelangelo Antonioni comments on plans for DVD release of his film Blowup.

"This Lynch and Polanski they are nice boys, nice boys. But they are amateurs. In my new DVD, the stop button will not work as well or the power off switch. If someone wants to stop my beautiful film - they need to pull the plug out of the wall!"
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