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DVD debacle


I bought a bunch of DVDs last night - something which, believe it or not, I haven’t done for a while. From DVD Pacific I ordered the Extended Edition of Enemy of the State. I currently own this film in its vanilla “remastered” UK edition, which has some of the most unsightly edge enhancement known to man. Hopefully this more recent version, released earlier this year, will feature a somewhat better transfer.

I also pre-ordered the “Family Fun Edition” of Home Alone (due out on November 20th), and the never before released on DVD Operation Crossbow (due out on December 19th).

Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 11:40 AM | Comments: 3
Categories: Cinema | DVD



And by strange coincidence, Operation Crossbow is on BBC2 this evening!

Posted by: Philly Q, September 23, 2006 7:30 PM


I’ve got a DVD recording of it from a couple of years back lying around somewhere, although if I remember correctly, the version BBC2 show is cropped to 1.78:1 from its intended 2.35:1.

Posted by: Whiggles, September 23, 2006 7:44 PM


It is indeed. I think even now the only film that regularly gets shown on terrestrial TV in 2.35:1 is Steve McQueen's Tom Horn. Presumably no-one ever got round to cropping it.

Posted by: Philly Q, September 24, 2006 11:16 AM

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