Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by 7 of 9, Apr 16, 2003.
is true that the a/v quality of the buffy and the stargate sg-1 box sets, is rubbish.
I have every series of Buffy:-
Series 1 - very grainy and blocky in places. Average at best.
Series 2 - better but still grainy in very light scenes IMO
Series 3 - good, not grainy at all
Series 4 - (R2) very good. No problems
Series 5 - Nearly perfect
I don't think there is anything wrong with the sound in any series tbh.
7 of 9
Please be aware that it wasn't until season three of Buffy when they switched to superior 35 mm film stock after using 16 mm. Noone was sure the series was going to last more than one season anyway. Seasons 1 - 3 are 4:3, seasons 4 onwards are widescreen.
The theme music was also re-recorded and the new version used from season three onwards and kicks ass.
I agree with RL123's summary about the video quality
Its a similar situation with SG-1. They switched to 35mm during season 2 and in one of the commentarys by Peter DelLuise he says that when they use stock footage (say outside the mountain) then it was made during season 1 and thus not 35mm and its really noticeable the switch in film stock
its still watchable though you do get the odd grainy episode but sill enjoyable IMO
Season 1 of Stargate SG1 is very good on R1. I have season 4 on R2 and the picture is excellent.
I am told that season 3 and after season 4 is similar in quality. Season 2 is better than season 1 but not as good as season 3 upwards.
The sound is DD 5.1.
Huh? There is comentary on season 2? I saw no mention of this on the box or the special features. Is this only on R2?
Who said from season 2? What I said that in a commentary from Peter he says they changed film sotck for season 2. I didnt say that commentary was on season 2 discs. The commentaries start from the season 4 discs
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