R. Stadler

Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (24 of 36)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 424,142 - Total Helpful Votes: 24 of 36
Petulia (Import)
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
In 2006, Warner released a pristine new, anamorphically enhanced transfer of thic classic on a region-1 (US) DVD. Usually they follow suit with an equally pristine (sometimes even better) region-2/PAL version (Casablanca, the Thin Man series, North by Northwest, and countless others).
This region-2 disc (released in 2008 and showing the Warner logo), however, contains a mediocre, lack-lustre, not anamorphically-enhanced transfer of the film. This just as a warning to those who think they can make a bargain here: On DVD, stick to the Warner region-1 edition of this film.

To make sure, the ASIN code of the offending DVD: B0053CAF0U

(BTW - It is not my fault that… Read more
North By Northwest [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [N&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Cary Grant
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I love this film to bits. In fact, it may be my favourite film. This 2009 DVD re-issue still gets only three points, tough. Why?
Simply because the video quality of the original Warner 2001 region-2 release is far superior in every respect. And I don't mean the colour palette, which has shifted from a warm reddish hue to a colder bluish one.
I originally bought this thinking (quite justifiably so) that it would sport an even better transfer than the old DVD. Slightly taken aback after viewing it, I put the two DVDs in my computer and made scene-for-scene screenshot comparisons (which, unfortunately, I cannot upload on here). For better comparison, I blew the screenshots up to… Read more
Wings Of Desire [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Curt Bois
Wings Of Desire [DVD] DVD ~ Curt Bois
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I don't get it ..., 14 Feb 2013
I've been through five pages of "reviews" now, and not a single one of them reviews the actual product, i.e. that particular DVD. For movie reviews I can (and will) definitely go somewhere else. I love Der Himmel über Berlin and am looking to upgrade my (rather crappy) Anchor Bay (2002) edition. There are numerous different DVD editions floating about - from crappy (mine) to pristine (Criterion?). Please, anybody who owns a version other than the Anchor Bay one, could you reply/comment and leave some info about especially the picture quality of your DVD, specifying what release you own. I would be forever grateful!
Thanks a million.
(Yes, I have searched the web, and what you… Read more