Re: 200 Motels on DVD

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by yoker, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. yoker

    yoker Guest

    On Apr 11, 3:00 am, weary flake <> wrote:
    > yoker <> wrote:
    > > OK all you Zappa / 200 Motels fans. One bizarre film, but simply
    > > amazing, and after seeing it only 3 times, one of them being in a
    > > theater, I still love it. I had the urge to look up if there were any
    > > 200 Motels VHS copies on ebay.
    > > Surprise! It is a 2010 DVD release, and depending on the source, it
    > > will be released on April 20, or it already has been released,
    > > according towww.amazon.com.
    > >  I am wondering how well the transfer to DVD is and how well of a
    > > restoration has been done. If the DVD is anything like the Grateful
    > > Dead Movie or the Led Zeppelin DVD, this is a winner, a must buy or
    > > rent.

    >
    > According to some of the reviews, the 200 motels dvd is cropped,
    > and far worse, is in "stretch" vision, which is completely
    > unacceptable.  The dvd I have is an illegal dvd-r I bought from
    > a store, which must of been created by dubbing from the old VHS
    > edition.  It is the full picture and undistorted, and looks like
    > the VHS which I had rented.  Anyway, any one who sees this new DVD,
    > be sure to post some info about the picture.  Is it stretched?  If
    > so, it should be considered a defective product, like the criminally
    > defective "Mr Bongo" cropped and stretched Saragossa Manuscript DVD
    > (Image Entertainment's old version of that DVD is 2.35 ratio and is
    > good; "Mr Bongo" is cropped to something like 2.00 and squished to
    > about 1.66; "Mr Bongo" proudly states it now has worldwide rights
    > to the movie; REPEAT: anyone involved with the movie at all should
    > sue or prosecute Mr Bongo for fraud and/or breach of contract; Mr
    > Bongo falsely claims that Jerry Garcia liked the movie, but he
    > would not have liked it if it was in stretch-vision and no one else
    > would who has eyes.)  So tell us if the new DVD of 200 motels is in
    > stretch-vision.



    Thanks.
    From what you'e posted, it looks like I will pass on buying this DVD.
    I will probably rent it.
    yoker, Apr 11, 2010
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