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Old 03-28-2013, 12:22 AM   #81
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DVD Beaver review - Gary notes that they used the MPEG-2 codec, not VC-1, unlike Dark Night of the Scarecrow, which looked beautiful. I know nothing about the subject, is MPEG-2 a cheaper choice? You'd think with all the effort that went into the packaging and extras that they'd want to ensure that the transfer looked the best it could.
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DVD Beaver review - Gary notes that they used the MPEG-2 codec, not VC-1, unlike Dark Night of the Scarecrow, which looked beautiful. I know nothing about the subject, is MPEG-2 a cheaper choice? You'd think with all the effort that went into the packaging and extras that they'd want to ensure that the transfer looked the best it could.
Unless I got a different release there is nothing special about this packaging. They didn't even include a booklet.



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Old 03-28-2013, 02:03 AM   #83
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Unless I got a different release there is nothing special about this packaging. They didn't even include a booklet.
I guess I meant the overall presentation, although a booklet would have been cool, as Scarecrow had one.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:10 AM   #84
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My copy will arrive next week.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:09 PM   #86
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I have always loved this flick and this is by far and away the best it has ever looked despite the horrendous use of the "optical" fog that looks so fake. What really stands out is the cinematography by Freddie Young during the destruction of London. The lighting works so well with the models, which look very good and the creature suits are well-done (be sure to check out the extras, which are fantastic, and see the suit that was worn by the stunt person that had the feet cut off because they were too heavy when walking through water. a funny photo). Loved the music as well and who doesn't like that touching ending. Lourie said in an interview that he always wanted to make a film like this where the monster would win and he certainly did. There is a great write up of Gorgo in Bill Warren's two volume anthology on 1950's sci/fi films Keep Watching The Skies.
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He has cometh!

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LOVE IT, in ALL of it's KING BROTHER, SIGNATURE, garrish-colored, transfer MAGNIFICENCE !

A LOT of nostalgia for me about this film !
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