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Is There a (film) Doctor in the House?
on 15 March 2005
The picture of the sound films is bright and clear, a touch better than in the States (through Hallmark); the silent film looks terrible-why?- I have seen many beautiful prints of silent films, many from early 20s, and from Hal Roach. And why waste space with fuzzy colourized versions? These are so murky that to me they are unwatchable. I would certainly prefer more different shorts instead of any redundancies. I would also like to see the sound in sync with the picture, not a frame ahead. Surely the soundtracks can be re-synchronized. One final note: I have seen all these films in fresh 35mm prints from Hal Roach studios and they are still much, much higher quality than these DVDs, so restored or not, these still do not reflect the actual quality of the movies, even after 70+ years.