7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Terrible DVD quality,
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This review is from: Die Tote Stadt [Klaus Florian Vogt, Camilla Nylund, Markus Eiche ] [Opus Arte: OA1121D] [DVD]  [NTSC] (DVD)
This is not a comment on the work or the production. I am rating it one star because of the very poor quality of the DVD encoding and transfer. It looks like a bad VHS tape from twenty years ago. The definition is of a pathetic standard and there are edge artifacts throughout. On a 32 inch TV it is just about watchable but projected on to my screen it is so bad as to make it unwatchable. There is no Bluray version - presumably because the quality of the original recording makes that impossible. I am not an expert on DVD production but I assume this fault has something to do with bitrates. I note that the first Amazon review mentioned the poor quality so I presume the issue is not limited to my disc or just a poor pressing of a batch of discs.