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How do the sound and picture quality compare between the 2001 DVD and the 2006 DVD?

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Initial post: Jan 27, 2009 10:45:38 AM PST
Pen says:
I've been reading in a lot of reviews that the sound and color quality of the DVD release of this movie is pretty bad. Does this apply just to the 2001 "Special Edition" release, or to both that and the 10th anniversery edition from 2006? Is one better than the other in that respect?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 3, 2009 9:05:02 AM PST
R. King says:
The 10th anniversary set has much improved sound and color quality. It's a shame that Amazon carried over the reviews from the 2001 set to the 10th anniversary listing. It can be quite confusing.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009 12:09:16 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 16, 2009 2:35:45 PM PDT
S. Radler says:
Just got the Blu-ray. It's breathtakingly beautiful. Not true HD, I don't think, because it wasn't filmed that way as far as I know, but still very, very good. Why Amazon has to lump all the reviews together is beyond me. What part of BLU-RAY do they not understand???

Posted on Apr 21, 2009 2:04:28 PM PDT
Nodin says:
I couldn't believe the blu ray. I had all the colors & patterns in the dresses wrong, and sometimes even the walls. I've watched it many times, which is good, because I didn't even follow the movie because I was lost in the details. I think the blu ray version of P&P shows the sharpest improvements of any blu ray remake I have bought.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2009 1:28:29 PM PST
Thucydides says:
The blu-ray is most certainly true HD. Note: anything "filmed" (whether now or in 1939) is already better than 1080p resolution; it only needs the proper transfer (which no one would make blu-ray without doing correctly).

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2010 7:28:45 AM PDT
L. B. says:
Which one is the one Amazon is currently delivering? Because the '10th anniversary' (good 2006) is showing as out of stock, and the 'Special Edition' (bad 2001, the one this post is attached to) is in stock. Did A&E let the good transfer go out of print and kept printing the crappy 2001 one, or will I actually get the 2006 transfer if I order this? Or is the only way to get a good transfer, if you don't have blueray, to dig up a used copy of the 2006 collector' edition?

Posted on Mar 25, 2010 1:07:39 PM PDT
The bluray transfer is breathtakingly beautiful and was a visual treat from start to finish.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2010 10:54:33 PM PDT
Margo says:
The newest one, the restored edition, is the one dated 2010. I don't have HD or blueray, but this DVD is the best visually. Do NOT get the anniversary edition or the special edition; they are the washed out ones, really bad.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2010 10:55:53 PM PDT
Margo says:
No difference; both terrible. Get the new one released 2010, the "restored" version.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2010 6:23:32 PM PDT
Nena says:
Is your blu-ray from 2008 or 2009? Is the 2008 a UK edition? I just bought the 2009 blu-ray and have not opened yet. Someone mentioned that some scenes were cut - I understood that it happened in the 2009 edition. I hope you or someone else can give me an answer to this question.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2010 9:07:38 PM PDT
Margo says:
I don't have blu ray and mine is not region 2, UK. I have been posting about the new restored edition, 2010

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2010 8:28:32 AM PDT
Nena says:
Thanks Margo. I also have the DVD restored edition released in April 2010. I am debating if I should keep this one or the 2009 bluray I also bought. You can see I am a little crazy, but I have every USA release of Pride and Prejudice. Thanks again.

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2010 8:31:41 AM PDT
Nena says:
Timothy Bray - Whick bluray do you have? Is it the UK 2008, the 2009 edition or the newly released in April 2010?

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2010 10:45:03 PM PDT
Margo says:
You sound like me, buying doubles of some of Tom Hardy classics LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2010 11:59:49 AM PDT
William says:
Nena et al, Is the bluray quality better than the 'Restored' DVD?
Thank you

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2010 8:59:41 PM PDT
Margo says:
Wm: Dunno. I don't' have bluray.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2010 12:11:39 PM PDT
Nena says:
William, I have yet to open my bluray copy of P and P. I have watched the 2010 restored edition and it is wonderful. I can't believe that the colors can be any better; however, I will let you know my impressions as soon as I watch the bluray edition. The bluray I have is the one released in 2009.

Posted on Oct 26, 2010 6:19:31 PM PDT
lore says:
Amazon should make it clear when presenting the reviews that many of them refer to the older, washed-out version. Posting the old reviews for the old DVD collection is very confusing. I'm tempted to purchase my copy of the new, restored version from another vendor--out of protest for Amazon's lax approach to this issue.

Posted on Oct 26, 2010 7:41:09 PM PDT
Margo says:
If you sifted through all 1,800 of the posts you'd see there are a lot of us who feel the same way. Why don't we email or call customer service and tell them how we feel?! The "Special Edition" is horrid.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2011 3:39:46 PM PST
reviews2010 says:
I'm so glad I took the time to read this thread. I have the "Special Edition" and was considering purchasing the remastered one but wasn't sure if it was actually better or worth it. Glad to see that I should see a big difference.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2011 8:32:12 PM PST
William says:
Did you watch it yet?
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