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HD DVD review: Mulholland Drive

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Mulholland Drive arrives on HD DVD in a predictably no-frills package from Studio Canal, who seem to view high definition content and bonus features as an either-or situation. While the transfer is in many respects very strong, it is let down by overzealous noise reduction, and the audio pitch problem is yet another silly error that could easily have been avoided. A US release has been rumoured at some point in the next year, so it may be worth waiting to see if Universal is able to provide a better package.

The UK release may have been delayed indefinitely, but those on the mainland are already enjoying Mulholland Drive in high definition! I’ve reviewed the French HD DVD release of David Lynch’s quintessential fever dream.

 
Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 6:51 PM | Comments: 2
Categories: Cinema | HD DVD | Reviews

 
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Hmm, I was under the impression that this batch that the pitch thing dealt with. Some of the ultra-PAL-sensitive folks at AVS gave some of the discs a thumbs up (w/audio comparisons), so I guess less are 'affected' this time 'round.

Posted by: Anon, June 17, 2007 10:13 PM

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"...so powerful, in places, that I ended up getting some distortion in my speakers..."

I'd seriously consider more amp power or a subwoofer, distortion is a sign your speakers are starved for power and this can blow a speaker very quickly.

Posted by: Jayson Sehn, June 18, 2007 1:13 AM

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