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Amazon posting INCORRECT reviews - not for this version.,
This review is from: Lawrence of Arabia (Superbit Collection) (DVD)Dear Amazon,
Please stop posting reviews for films that are, essentially, written for another version of the DVD's (and cd's) and not the one posted.
There are several DVD versions of Lawrence of Arabia. They all differ wildly from each other in picture and sound quality.
How do you expect us to chose which is best for us if you post the same review from the 2001 version over and over and over again?
"Best dvd version yet."
Yeah, right - in 2001 that may have been true. But Amazon, you've posted this review for every version of this DVD even though the review was for a DVD originally released in 2001!
Lawrence of Arabia has been remastered twice since then, and the subsquent versions are very, very different.
Please stop this and take some responsibility and post reviews ONLY for their specific versions - or at least specify that the review was written for another version.
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Initial post: Dec 20, 2010 12:24:34 PM PST
J. Goodwin says:
For what it's worth, in the reviews it will say "This review is from: Lawrence of Arabia (Single Disc Edition) (DVD)" for instance. It tells you exactly which edition the review is referring to and when it's not the edition or version you are looking at, it includes a link to the one that is reviewed. In other words, they recognized (years ago) what you are referring to and addressed it. Maybe the line I quoted is not prominent in the review (it's under the By line), but at least it's there.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2012 5:28:56 AM PST
It still sucks to have to scroll through review after review after review looking for those relevant to the release one is looking for or at.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2013 5:42:37 PM PST
Movie buff says:
Unfortunately, this system has been in place for years on Amazon, despite all the many complaints. When a new version comes out, I just sort by newest reviews to shorten my search a bit. I hate it, but for now we are stuck with it.
Posted on Mar 16, 2013 2:39:17 AM PDT
Freedom Mann says:
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2013 12:30:53 PM PDT
H. Snyder says:
You don't have to sort through the reviews, the "search customer reviews" window at the lower right of the product page will do it for you. Just type in "Blu-ray", or "DVD", or "VHS", etc., and the search engine will come up with only the items that match your search.
Posted on Jul 8, 2013 7:55:11 AM PDT
D. Barker says:
When you post a movie review, you need to make sure you are posting the review to the correct product. As long as the item is sold by Amazon, then what will happen is the review will get posted with the correct item showing at the top, but it will end up grouped with reviews for the same movie title. When you are reading reviews, you need to see what version the review applies to.
This is a better way than what you are suggesting, since you could end up with 300 movies reviews that are spread out over 5 items, and then rankings can become skewed
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