In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- This treatment seems somewhere between the two previously available formats - VHS and the aforementioned laserdisc - in quality.
- This is the version we get on this DVD, which is essentially a port of the 1998 laserdisc, though with a spruced up digital transfer.
- The only good thing about television that comes to mind right now is that through VHS, laserdisc and DVD a great amount of attention has been brought to film preservation and restoration.
- But probably the best overall extra is the commentary track, recorded for the Elite laserdisc back in 1995.
- How does the medium stack up against its digital forerunner, laserdiscs?
- Even laserdisc looked horrible compared to this new DVD picture.
- Back then I had the movie as a VHS bootleg, dubbed from the widescreen laserdisc.
- Volume level concerns with the previous laserdisc are not in evidence on the DVD.
- It's still a very entertaining commentary, with plenty of info and laughs, but it too is a holdover from previous releases, originally recorded for the laserdisc.
- This is another example where the laserdisc or even VHS comes with supplements left off the DVD, and is inexcusable.
- This is the sole addition to the DVD over the laserdisc.
- ‘In theory, DVDs should be higher resolution and lower noise than even laserdiscs,’ notes Levinson.
- The laserdisc and VHS versions were severely washed-out; but here every color is perfectly tweaked, except for some of the blues, which seem to pop a little unnaturally.
- Initially laserdiscs and DVDs were high-priced, luxury product aimed primarily at cinema enthusiasts, who would likely want to study the film more thoroughly than the casual viewer.
- When compared to the previous home video incarnations on both VHS and laserdisc, the new DVD looks wonderful.
- While the transfer on the DVD showed improvement over the awful picture on the laserdisc, it was not first rate even then.
- Certainly, the DVD is noticeably superior to previous video incarnations on VHS and laserdisc.
- As you may know, the original DVD was a flipper - just like a laserdisc, you had to get up and flip the DVD about halfway through the movie.
- My girlfriend has VHS copies from the Japanese laserdiscs, and the subtitles only added to the strangeness.
- You see, the laserdisc has been around for more than 20 years and qualifies as the slowest-growing format of all time with about 2 million users.
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