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3.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic film, poor DVD, 4 Jun 2004
This review is from: Watership Down [DVD] [1978] (DVD)
Firstly, let me say that I grew up watching this film and reading the novel and from that perspective this is a must-see film, beautifully made with a moving soundtrack.
However, the presentation on DVD is awful. The menus are shabby and there are no special features, not even a trailer. But this is not the worst aspect. The transfer is woeful. Immediately you notice the tape hiss. Yes, it's an old movie... but it was made in the 70s, not the 40s! It also looks like a transfer from a VHS video at times. The screen is saturated of colour, and flickers at times. Worse, at times the screen distorts at the top as if the tape was chewed. Unbelievable. Did they lose the original master tape?
Fantastic movie, but Universal should be shot.
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Initial post: 12 Jul 2010 17:13:07 BDT
B. Hill says:
The sound is awful! Randomly too loud or too quiet, it made the recording unwatchable. I have thrown it in the dustbin.
Brian Hill
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