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Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) [Blu-ray]
Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Mark Hamill
Price: $89.96
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29 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the movies I grew up with, September 10, 2011
I wouldn't mind all the new changes to the original trilogy so much if I had the option to also watch the original theatrical versions in HD. Some believe that the original versions could never possibly be presented on blu-ray in high quality HD, but they're either speaking out of ignorance or are flat-out lying. The original movies were filmed on 35mm and that has more than enough detail and sharpness for blu-ray. The restoration costs would be chump change for someone like George Lucas since original 35mm prints still exist in high quality and would likely require a simple scan with minimal digital touch up - nothing difficult involved. Respected professionals have even offered their services for free in order to get the originals out there, but Mr. Lucas acts like it would be too much trouble. I loved the original theatrical versions while growing up and would love to be able to watch them in HD. I really don't get why George Lucas is so ashamed of them and refuses to give us the option to watch them in HD.
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The Asphyx
The Asphyx
DVD ~ Robert Stephens
Offered by DaaVeeDee
Price: $31.69
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Movie is fine, DVD is lacking, May 19, 2009
This review is from: The Asphyx (DVD)
The DVD features the movie in a poor NTSC to PAL conversion. The movie is shown in 2.35:1 widescreen, but it is not 16x9 enhanced for widescreen TVs.

Pixies (DVD)
Pixies (DVD)
DVD ~ The Pixies
Price: $14.50
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fairly Great, December 2, 2004
This review is from: Pixies (DVD) (DVD)
A great DVD to have if you're a fan. It's wonderful to have all the music videos in one place. The concert is great and watching Charles accidentally knock down the mic while singing "In Heaven" reminded of why I love the band so much. The On-the-Road footage is fun to watch if you like watching surreal, yet boring vacation videos (which is fun for me). Unfortunately, the documentary - Gouge - is kind of lame. You'll learn some interesting things about the Pixies, but it isn't really comprehensive. You see a clip of their first gig, and then it cuts away. How about putting all the footage of the first gig on the DVD somewhere? That would've made my day. But that isn't a big deal - I really just wanted more about the band - straight from the source - but no, the majority of the documentary is all these musicians saying how "brilliant" the band is. It was as if the documentarians were more captivated by the more famous musicians than the Pixies themselves. If you want to listen to famous musicians reaffirm your belief that the Pixies are great, then this documentary is just what you need - if you want to learn about who the band members are, where they came from, and what inspired them - then look elsewhere. If you want to learn about their experiences with each album, songs that changed, songs that they decided not to use, what they thought about any particular songs - look elsewhere. The History Channel has documentaries about people that lived centuries ago that are more comprehensive than Gouge.

Bottom Line - Great DVD if you're a fan

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