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Forbidden Planet, Westworld, Logans Run

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by cybersoga, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. cybersoga

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    I am curious, why arn't these classic sci-fi titles released in the UK on dvd *at all*? Australia is a PAL country much like ours but has NTSC versions of them and the discs are identical to the american versions, why don't they release them here as NTSC until they get round to doing PAL versions?
     
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    ....or, even, instead of doing PAL versions? (As per the Charlie's Angels TV series IIRC).

    And the answer is - that the studios still haven't worked out that it is this type of behaviour that makes us all want multiregion players.
     
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    I wonder what they are doing with Lost in Space TV series, converting it to PAL is probably not a good idea. I know some people prefer NTSC versions of films (don't let us turn this into a PAL vs NTSC thread!), but the difference in PQ NTSC vs PAL with a film transfer is insignificant compared with what happens when an NTSC TV show gets converted to PAL.
     
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    That depends on how it was originally shot.

    Many of the TV shows of that era were originally shot and edited on 35mm film, because colour VT was either non-exisistent or very costly at the time. If the film stock still exists, a PAL telecine transfer can look absolutely excellent - good examples of this are the UFO or Avengers TV series (there are many others).

    On the other hand, if they were shot or edited on NTSC video, or if only NTSC video 'prints' still exist, then, yes, a conversion to PAL would probably give a pretty poor image.
     

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