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Nostalgia at its best, but the transfer to DVD is a joke!,
This review is from: Grange Hill : Complete BBC Series 1 & 2 Box Set [DVD] (DVD)
A technique known as Reverse Vidfire has been employed in the process of transferring this classic series to DVD. This means that all of the "studio scenes" that were originally shot with video cameras, have been processed to give them a "filmed look", a technique which betrays the way in which these programmes were originally transmitted.
So called creative licence has been taken too far in terms of destroying the original technical integrity of these programmes.
Whoever authorised this travesty should be sacked on the spot.
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Initial post: 29 Feb 2008 13:21:34 GMT
K RAYNER says:
I couldn't agree with you more.I thought this is what they had done(given it a film like appearence)but thought it could also be a bad transfer.Now i know.It seems like they have tried to match the studio scenes with outdoor scenes.Terrible.
Posted on 27 Apr 2008 22:09:32 BDT
W. Taylor says:
Here! Here! I couldn't agree more, I have posted a comment on the newest review of this item about this "filmic" buisness and if the BBC do release further Grange Hill series on DVD (i.e Series 5 & 6, Series 7 & 8 which is the Roland, Jonah, Zammo, Gripper era) i hope they don't get the filmic look on them because if they do it will be a great shame, the people who are responsible for the mess-up should be given a clouting.
Posted on 5 Jun 2009 18:12:00 BDT
Yes I totally agree with you! Thanks for an explanation and the technical term! I just thought they had put far too many on on DVD and stretched it to a poor quality, which spoilt the enjoyment of it initialy for me, but I got a used to it after a bit. What a shame they didn't keep it as the original as it is such a fantastic find and brings back great memories.
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