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High Quality Series, Poor Quality Product !!
, 22 Nov. 2010
This review is from: Heartbeat - The Complete First Series [DVD]  (DVD)
I was realy looking forward to this long awaited release BUT I have to say I am seriously disappointed. Not at the series though, just at the very poor quality of the picture and sound. This could not have possibly been took from the original master tapes but I suspect from the original VHS release masters released some years ago. Compared to the recent showing of the series on ITV 3 the picture quality is terribly sub-standard. The fact that they have used embarassingly naff "Beatles Tribute" sound bytes in place of the originals is frankly laughable. The series itself and the quality of the stories is this product's only saving grace (hence the 3 stars).
The only hope of EVER getting a 100% authentic high quality product of this series is that it may get a Blue Ray release in the future. Let's hope they use the real masters with the real sountrack for that.
Final verdict.... a big let down but better than nothing I suppose
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