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2.0 out of 5 stars Hold off and get the new Criterion DVD (coming June 2014)!, October 1, 2002
This review is from: A Hard Day's Night (Miramax Collector's Series) (DVD)
This particular edition out out by Miramax is a mess; faux-5.1 surround, next-to-no bonus materials, etc. etc. The good news is that a restored version (in DVD and Blu-Ray combo) is coming from The Criterion Collection in June of 2014 that promises to make up for these sins! The information can be found HERE: http://www.amazon.com/Hard-Night-Criterion-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B00J2PQZEY/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1395328604&sr=8-6&keywords=a+hard+day%27s+night. Your money is best better spent there!
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Initial post: Aug 2, 2007 9:44:34 AM PDT
db says:
That's a shame. Thanks for the warning.

Posted on Sep 2, 2007 12:22:22 PM PDT
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Posted on Nov 4, 2007 11:01:19 AM PST
Thucydides 1 says:
I read your very detailed review with much interest and not a little uneasiness, because I had bought this Miramax verson of A Hard Day's Night. I also have my old (but excellent) VHS version of the movie produced by MPI. I queued both of them up to being within two seconds of each other and then played them "A versus B". You are correct in everything you've said in your review.

Between the two versions, though, I'd probably rather watch the DVD production, for the greatly improved audio. The DVD's video is characteristically "cleaner" than the VHS version, but, you're right -- on the DVD version, Miramax decided for reasons that completely escape me to "slice off" a strip at the top and the bottom of the picture as seen in the VHS rendition, thus making it "wide-screen", or, "enhanced" for 16X9 TV's. Any wide-screen TV I would buy will provide the ability to render the image as I want it, including standard 4X3 or I wouldn't buy it. That would produce the "bars" that send some people through the roof, but at least it would allow a movie's visual image to be seen completely and not with the top and bottom sliced off.

Excellent review.

Posted on Nov 21, 2007 10:05:24 PM PST
N. B. Couch says:
According to the IMDB, the movie was indeed shot in the "Academy standard" 1.37:1 ratio, but the intended viewing ratio is 1.75:1. The specs here on Amazon say the DVD displays a 1.66:1 ratio. Make of all that what you will.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2008 11:00:17 AM PDT
Hi,

Unfortunately, I've compared the MPI and Miramax versions and Miramax has chopped off much more of the movie than a 1.66:1 ratio shown on a 16x9 (1.77:1) television should eliminate. About 20 percent of the entire picture is missing. Miramax messed this one up big time. "Why?" is a question only they could answer.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009 12:28:33 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 11, 2009 6:39:27 AM PDT
S. M. O. says:
The original MPI DVD and VHS is STEREO,not mono (music) Far better sounding, this one LOOKS better. Oy!

Posted on Sep 17, 2009 9:24:33 AM PDT
Payeyo says:
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Posted on Dec 6, 2009 8:03:12 PM PST
I wish I had read this review before I purchased this. The music sounds like someone put a speaker behind the TV.

Posted on Jul 18, 2010 10:04:16 PM PDT
djtj79 says:
The movie was filmed in 35mm, Not 70mm! If you had adecent home theater system, you would love it! AND the music is in STEREO! I just wish they would have left in the screaming over the title credits like they did when AMC aired the so called restored version.
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