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Highly compressed with major artifacting.
on February 23, 2005
This disc is so compressed, that the movements look like painted animation! If Platinun Disc would release these as two to a disc, they would look much better. Don't bother with this 4-movie DVD, you can not watch it!
'NEATH THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE - Similar to the Alpha/Gotham edition but with more artifacting from the compression. Watchable.
PRIDE OF THE BOWERY - Unwatchable! So compressed that it is annoying to try to watch. There is a trade-off, the Alpha/Gotham copy has distorted & noisy audio which you can not understand.
MILLION DOLLAR KID - Similar to the Alpha/Gotham edition but with more artifacting from the compression. Watchable.
BOYS OF THE CITY - Unwatchable! So Compressed that it is annoying to try to watch.
Unless you plan to watch this on a 15" TV screen you had better look for other copies, even VHS copies!