Sharpe.. R2?

Desticado

Active Member
Hi folks.

im going be taking me R2 Sopranos back to HMV (will order the R1) but I remember them having the Sharpes disks on offer for £7.99 so thought I might swap for them.

Rewind is down at the moment and was wondering if anyone had any knowledge on whether the R2 is the best bet for this series?

My hunch is yes since it was a UK production.

Regards
 
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Bloyd

Guest
I don't think Sharpe has been released as yet in R1, seem to remember generally good reviews on picture & sound quality on R2 editions. The only problem is that the image is 4:3 (not as originally shot) which results in several scenes featuring actors with servered forehead syndrome!

Regards,

Bloyd
 

Stuart Wright

AVForums Founder
Staff member
I have Sharpe's Revenge playing as I type. Excellent series.
 

Desticado

Active Member
Sods law....

I get down there to exchange my Sopranos disks (which they have loads left off) for Sharpe and they're virtually sold out of the the Sharpe stuff at sale price....

Guess I'll just have to keep a keen eye out.

I loved these productions. Got most of them on video but at 7.99 a disk I thought it was worth updating but not at 14.99
 

CWB

Standard Member
I bought the full R2 set from Play at £74.99 in December, which works out at £5.36 per disc. Not available in R1.

It consists of 7 DVD cases each containing 2 discs in a slip case.

It says 4:3 on the box but they are all actually 14:9.

I've still got two episodes unwatched.
 

z5461313

Well-known Member
I bought the box set from Play

The 4 by 3 orientation is quite ok for my projector. I get a bigger image. Picture quality and sound is good. Its nice to see Sean Bean at his best in this series
 

Desticado

Active Member
£5.36 per disk isnt bad but isnt as good as the £7.99 per Case (Two Episodes) from HMV in their sale. They were hoping to get some more in for their sales stock so i'll have to keep my eye out for them.

Seems to be some confusion though about whether its 4:3 or 16:9....
 

CWB

Standard Member
Desticado,

£7.99 for 2 episodes is excellent. I thought you said "per disc".

The picture is letterboxed (in the boxed set, at least) at 14:9, just as they were originally broadcast. As you know, this is the compromise format between widescreen and 4:3 that the terrestrial TV channels often use in the UK now they are carrying out the transition to widescreen.

If you already have some episodes then the boxed set is not likely to be of interest.
 
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CW1000

Guest
Originally posted by Bloyd
I don't think Sharpe has been released as yet in R1, seem to remember generally good reviews on picture & sound quality on R2 editions. The only problem is that the image is 4:3 (not as originally shot) which results in several scenes featuring actors with servered forehead syndrome!

Regards,

Bloyd
They are out in R1 but it's been said that the picture quality is very bad.

The R2 UK version are mislabelled as 4:3. The discs contain episodes in approx. 14:9 non-anamorphic widescreen (that ratio was used a lot back when the were filmed by companies who didn't want to crop the picture to much for 4:3 or 16:9 viewing)
 

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