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dvd vs. vhs
on December 24, 2013
Well the bad news first. the color is washed out compared to the VHS tape and the movie was not filmed wide screen so annoying gray bars on both sides of the picture on the dvd. I played the VHS and although it too is not widescreen, the bars on the side and nice and dark so you can't see them.
the dvd says it is 161 minutes, the VHS says 162.
good news for dvd lovers, i went into the TV menu and punched the color up and when I turned down the brightness, the annoying gray bars on the sides of the pic, went nice and dark so they were not noticeable.
Final analysis is buy the dvd because VHS wears out. The dvd seems to be taken right from the VHS tape because the clarity and sound are the exact same as the VHS, yes grainy and not improved at all. Too bad this wasn't shot in widescreen but still great to finally have it on dvd even tho the quality is the same as the old VHS. watching tonight to see if there is any omittence as far as the film goes.