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2011 release awful print beware,
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The film has become a cult classic. This is the 2011 Icon pictures dvd release. The picture quality is awful. No extras no booklet. Bargain basement release. I fully couldnt enjoy the film because of it. And this is the official release from Hammer??. It has the current official logo on the case. Was very dissapointed. A film like this deserves a decent and remastered uk region 2 release. so 3/5 for film 1/5 for picture quality and 0/5 for extras.
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Initial post: 11 Sep 2011 10:21:06 BDT
Lee R says:
I agree, absolutely terrible release. Buyers should avoid the Icon Home Entertainment 2011 release like the plague. Their X The Unknown disc doesn't fare any better.
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2011 19:24:10 BDT
Furthermore, the DVD case claims that the film is presented in 16 x 9 widescreen format, whereas in fact it is a 4 x 3 cropped version.
Unfortunately, Amazon have merged the reviews of this release with those of the 2003 Simply Media edition, which is highly misleading.
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2011 23:58:20 BDT
C. W. Howarth says:
According to feedback on a hammer forum all the new icon editions in the series are of the the same awful quality. I can honestly say that out of all the hammer dvd releases over the years this is by far the worst print I have ever seen and this includes the travesty of the many editions that have been released of the satanic rights of dracula. Why cant they follow suit of Koch media in germany who have released 12 hammer titles remastered, fully uncut with glorious artwork albeit limited extras and sadly no captain kronos. for hammer fans these include the rare kiss of the vampire and phantom of the opera.
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Sep 2011 09:03:06 BDT
Right Dead Fred says:
Thing is I know a lot of fans who would pay that little bit extra for decent releases. These releases are nothing short of disrespectful, not only of the fans who's pockets they try to plunder, but also of these classic films that deserve better treatment, especially in the 21st century.
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Sep 2011 18:56:20 BDT
Iam lucky enough to have all these hammer films on DDvideo/dd home entertaiment/simply media/simply entertainment.If you can buy these instead of these budget releases.Go to simplyhe.com,if you cant get a decent price from a 3rd party on amazon.(not many are still available though)
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Sep 2011 21:13:48 BDT
C. W. Howarth says:
To set the record straight, Icon had issued the wrong print. The dvd should be issued correctly soon.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Sep 2011 11:11:55 BDT
Paul Smith says:
.@IconFilm and @hammerfilms will soon issue a statement regarding how to swap incorrect-master #CaptainKronos DVD for a re-pressed one...
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Sep 2011 08:42:35 BDT
The Hammer website says...
If you would like to exchange your incorrectly-pressed version of Captain Kronos for the 16:9 version, please email your contact name and address to email@example.com. You will then received a pre-addressed freepost envelope which will give you further instructions on how you can return your copy of the 4:3 version and receive your copy of the 16:9 version by return. Once again, please accept Icon's and Hammer's apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Posted on 9 Oct 2011 17:35:33 BDT
I got my replacement disc during the week and watched it today, and I am pleased to say that the new edition is an impeccable 16 x 9 transfer.
Posted on 11 Apr 2012 02:36:27 BDT
Gary A. Smith says:
I followed the directions here and contacted the distributor with a request to exchange the poor quality DVD for the correct one. They never responded.
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