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2.0 out of 5 stars Great film, exceedingly poor DVD, 6 Jan. 2006
This review is from: Withnail And I [1986] [DVD] (DVD)
Withnail & I is as most people know, an absolutely incredible film. Full of perfectly quoteable and hilarious pieces of dialogue, great acting, and a really touching and powerful storyline. This DVD is however one of the poorest DVDs it has ever been my misfortune to buy.
The picture quality is poor, and the contrast is somewhat bland. The only option on the disc menu is "play film" which really negates the point of having a menu. The aspect ratio always seems to be off somewhat, and I haven't been able to rectify this issue on any of the players I've used it on. There are no subtitles available, and there are not even any chapters. The lack of chapters and the dodgy aspect ratio are my two main gripes with this DVD. It makes watching the film a quite annoying experience, as you can't skip back or forward very easily (if your viewing is interrupted for whatever reason) and while watching it you can tell that everything's off; a little squashed, a little stretched.
A great film (which would get five stars if it were not for this poor DVD), which deserves better treatment - something it has received with a Criterion Collection release. Track down a copy of that instead and give this one a miss.
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