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Walkabout - Nicolas Roeg - good editions ?

Old 03-22-07, 08:18 AM
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Walkabout - Nicolas Roeg - good editions ?

I saw on dvdbeaver that there's a german edition out of this film that is 16:9 and progressive PAL. Is there any other versions out with 16:9 enhancement and progressive video ?

I ask because the german disc is a bit expensive to import and also because it seems to be off in colour compared to the other versions like the criterion.
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Old 03-22-07, 12:19 PM
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I just saw this movie a couple of weeks ago. Never knew about it, and I really enjoyed it. Jenny Aguter...mmmmm. I bought the Criterion from DVDPlanet with the $10 off Google Checkout option. I'd like an affordable anamorphic version as well.
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Old 03-22-07, 12:58 PM
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The German disc is the only 16/9 version on the market.

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Supposedly there is a Greek disc of this film as well but I have not been able to confirm its status.
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Old 03-22-07, 04:39 PM
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This film is crying out for a CRITERION restoration. The German one is only a tiny bit better, but may suffer from a non progressive transfer*-DVDBeaver did A-Bs of them and the frames they chose where blurred-though some frames looked tad better, they are othing to write home about.
Keep or get the Criterion

* or maybe a cheap NTSC> PAL conversion
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Old 03-22-07, 06:11 PM
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Damn Criterion and their dumb lack of anamorphic enhancement. I have this disc too.
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Old 03-23-07, 05:57 AM
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Criterion's DVD (a terrible port of their even worse laserdisc IIRC) is the worst transfer of the film I've seen. Every other release I've have has similar problems. I settled on my BBC MPEG which isnt perfect but it's the best out there.

The film obviously needs a lot of money spent on it to get a decent DVD.
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Old 03-23-07, 06:10 AM
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reservoir,

you obviously havent seen the r4, it's atrocious
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Old 03-29-07, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by nitin77
reservoir,

you obviously havent seen the r4, it's atrocious
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kind of sad when a film with your countries remarkable beauty has such a poor 4:3 (?) transfer.
John Barry's score is remarkable
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