Anne of Green Gables: Collector's Edition
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But, there was nothing.
So I took the plunge (it helped that the Costco here in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, had the set on sale for $47.99 Canadian, cheaper then even the official site was selling it for) and now, here's what you need to know.
First off, the video presentation of the films is the exact same as the individual remastered special edition DVD from years back.
Meaning it's watchable, but not the best picture quality out there.
One of the reasons for this is that the first two mini series where filmed on 16mm film stock, thus creating a slightly grainy picture.
I had hoped that since the extras on the discs where transported onto the fifth disc, that the freed up space would have allowed for better compression, and thus, better picture quality, but that is not the case.Read more ›
Another reason to watch this: you and your children will be seeing a solid and dignified life being put together before your eyes. Anne is an intelligent girl, but she understands the value of hard work. She loves to have fun, can be a bit contrary and capricious, but when the job needs to be done, she will do whatever it takes.Read more ›
Now for the bad news, Sullivan Home Entertainment should be absolutely ashamed to sell such poor quality DVDs. I could have done better myself by copying video tapes and burning them to DVD. The video is very grainy like they made no attempt at all to remaster it. At times the audio does not match the video. Also, there is only a rudimentary menu system. You cannot jump to a particular scene like you can with almost all other DVDs on the market. In addition, the set I received had two of the three disks bad.
The price of $59.99 is extremely high for what you get. Given the quality and other problems, it should be in the $5 bin at wal-mart!
My advice is to rent the videos if you can and save a ton of money by not buying this junk.
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I need CC and it doesn't offer it, and it doesn't offer caption for hard of hearing.Published 2 days ago by Ken
This is one of my all time favorite movies and story. It was great to share it with a friend from my childhood that had never seen the series.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Our family loved these! We had marathon nights because we couldn't stop watching!Published 7 days ago by Melody E. Vinci
My wife and I enjoy watching the series at least once a year. We used to catch it on PBS when they would air it, but soon after ordered the VHS collection. Read morePublished 8 days ago by ROOSTER
Really enjoyed the collection. One of the DVDs pauses during a chapter or 2, so you have to fast forward to get it to play. Have cleaned the DVDs with CD repair / cleaner.Published 8 days ago by Mye Brank