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Beware of sales!

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Harj, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. Harj

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    Hi,

    I recentl purchased a few discs before xmas in the High St sales, (HMV and Virgin i think).

    Amongst those I have had to turn off 3 discs as the picture and sound are so awful.

    Leon (Big black bars)
    Jacobs Ladder (really bad 5.1 mix, so tinny)
    Glengarryglenross (4:3, pan and scan)

    So if u see a few discs for about £3-£5 check the back and find out from other ppl if they are good transfers, just dont get excited like me and buy them straight off, 3 great films ruined.
     
  2. lentini

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    the R2 of Leon is 2.35 non-anamorphic, hence the 'big black bars'
     
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    & if you read the back of GGGR you wou;d see that its AR was fullscreen.

    But I kind of get what you are on about - just 'cos it's cheap doesn't make it a bargain
     
  4. Harj

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    And im the sort of person that usually does read the spec, just got carried away in the sales, still i can always stick on ebay and get back my money:devil:
     
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    the GGR SE is superb, you can get it quite cheap on the net at the moment...
     
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    yeah, the shop 'sanity' that was in durham (luckily, its closed now, as it was sh*te...) sold a lot of films that were only 2 channel sound! when the films had 5.1 etc...but a lot of people wouldn't have checked this tho...
     
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    GGGR is £9.99 on R1 from Movietyme atm i think
     
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    and 7.99 on cd wow
     

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