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Fantastic Film - Awful Print,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Lady Vanishes [DVD] (DVD)
This is one of the greatest comedy mysteries of all time and if you haven't seen it yet then your film education is sadly remiss. The script is witty and clever, the acting has just the right lightness of touch for this genre and Hitchcock's direction is as masterful as ever. However this Cinema Club DVD version is appalling: the sound is lousy and the print is a disgrace - there is even a dirty great scratch all the way down the right hand side of the print for all of the last reel! Why bother doing a DVD transfer when they are not prepared to do some work on the film to make it look and sound as good as possible? The publishers should hang their heads in shame. This is a 5 star film on a no star print. An insult.
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Initial post: 16 Jan 2009 17:47:36 GMT
Lay Observer says:
Thanks for dealing with the nitty gritty. We probably all know it's a great film. What purchasers want to know is, "Is the transfer any good?" If not, who wants the film? We'll wait for a decent transfer. So, ta.
In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2011 16:19:08 BDT
Urs Wuthier says:
This IS a decent transfer, as is mostly the case with NETWORK releases. The review here deals with a different release of the film by a different studio. Just compare the dates and you will see. No one can review a release of 2008 in 2001, can one?
Posted on 1 Sep 2013 19:28:25 BDT
Roger Clark says:
Alas, I agree. I bought this edition. Technically it stinks.
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