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Writer R5
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      04-02-2004
Here is my DVD review of Paramount Home Entertainment's "The Ten Commandments:
Special Collector's Edition" at GENRE ONLINE.NET:

http://www.genreonline.net/Ten_Comma...s_SCE_DVD.html

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      04-03-2004
Worthless.

"Writer R5" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Here is my DVD review of Paramount Home Entertainment's "The Ten

Commandments:
> Special Collector's Edition" at GENRE ONLINE.NET:
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> http://www.genreonline.net/Ten_Comma...s_SCE_DVD.html
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> Please drop by and visit... Thank you.
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      04-03-2004
luminos wrote:
> Worthless.

???
the review is worthless or the movie is worthless?

dick
--without context your comment is too.
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>>Here is my DVD review of Paramount Home Entertainment's "The Ten

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> Commandments:
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>>Special Collector's Edition" at GENRE ONLINE.NET:
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>>http://www.genreonline.net/Ten_Comma...s_SCE_DVD.html
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>>Please drop by and visit... Thank you.
>>GENRE ONLINE.NET: The Web Resource For Home Video Entertainment & More
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      04-04-2004
"Writer R5" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Here is my DVD review of Paramount Home Entertainment's "The Ten

Commandments:
> Special Collector's Edition" at GENRE ONLINE.NET:
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> http://www.genreonline.net/Ten_Comma...s_SCE_DVD.html



<<I was a bit disappointed to find that the film was split in half at
the intermission point of the movie on two discs like the previous
release. Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought the whole film could fit on one
DVD. The 135 minutes and 38 seconds of "The Ten Commandments" are on
disc one while the concluding 95 minutes and 43 seconds are on disc two
along with extra value features.>>


There is a point of diminishing returns in regard to the amount of
high-quality material that can successfully be placed on a single DVD.
This can be plainly seen by comparing _Gone With The Wind_ (222
minutes), with _The Ten Commandments_(220 minutes). _Gone With The
Wind_ is presented by MGM/Warner on two single-layer sides of one DVD
and the video quality is terrible -- particularly the color -- and
annoying decompression artifacts are present throughout the entire
over-enhanced movie. On the other hand, _The Ten Commandments_ is
presented by Paramount on two dual-layer disks and its video quality
ranks among the finest that I have ever seen.

In _Gone With The Wind_, the lack of color is particularly apparent in
the opening scenes where Scarlett is walking along the creek with her
father. In the LaserDisc version, the forest is green and there is rich
green coloring in the leaves and grass. On the DVD, everything which is
supposed to be green has a washed out brownish red appearance. The same
lack of green is evident in the scene where Scarlett arrives at the
Wilkes plantation. As the carriage pulls up to the door, where the
pillars of the house can be seen, the ivy covering the house and the
hedge in the foreground are black and white with a touch of brownish
red. On the LaserDisc, the ivy and hedge are green as nature intended.

The lack of the color green continues to present problems throughout the
DVD. The famous green dress which Mammy makes for Scarlett out of Miss
Ellen's portieres is a washed out green-gray mess on the DVD. Other
colors suffer as well on the DVD. In all, the _Gone With The Wind_ DVD
is an abomination.

Does this mean that a truly high-quality DVD version of _Gone With The
Wind_ will require the use of four DVD layers in order to achieve its
true Technicolor brilliance? This does appear to be the case. _Gone With
The Wind_, the Crown Jewel in the MGM catalog, has been done a great
injustice by its washed out DVD premier. In contrast, I am quoting a
review of _The Ten Commandments_ from the web since I could not have
said this nearly as well myself:

"The new DVD edition of "The Ten Commandments" is nothing short of
amazing. Never in my experience has this film looked this good. As with
so many of the early Technicolor films, the production design was
intended to make full use of the glorious Technicolor palette. No one
can argue that video, even very good video, can match a decent
Technicolor film print, but this DVD transfer doesn't miss by much.
Colors are bright and intensely saturated yet retain very good stability
with little or no smearing. There is no evidence of video noise, even in
the brightest reds and oranges (check out the shot of the Hebrew slaves
towing the Egyptian statue in the opening sequence...gorgeous). Even
fine details within the brightest colors are still visible, something no
other video version has been able to accomplish. The image is
consistently sharp and detailed. For the most part, there is no apparent
grain in the image except for an occasional optical effects shot. Black
level and contrast are also excellent with good shadow detail."

Copyright 1998 Robert A. George.

http://www.digitaleyes.net/Reviews/S...alog=155087DVD

 
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