Re: Indy on DVD?

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Posted by Andrew on August 21, 1997 at 19:38:54:

In Reply to: Re: Indy on DVD? posted by Adam on August 21, 1997 at 18:23:49:

: I don't have a DVD -- I bought a laserdisc player (ironically three weeks before DVD went onto the market...just my luck.) and while it isn't as good in quality, laserdiscs have an advantage for movie buffs, mainly because many laserdisc editions feature WIDESCREEN format and special addendums/extra footage and commentary. CRITERION has released some of the best collector's LD's -- CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, BLADE RUNNER, BRAZIL, 2001, and the upcoming EVITA with extra footage and/or interviews.

Are you saying that laserdiscs have advantages over DVD, or video? If you're saying it has advantages over DVD, I don't think you're right. DVD offers both widescreen AND pan and scan, interactive menus with tivia and biographies and technical information, subtitles in English or Spanish, and audio in English or Spanish. Plus, video tape has around 250 or so horizontal lines of resolution. Laserdiscs have around 425, and DVD has around 540. On a computer monitor, the video looks incredible, and frame by frame is absolutely perfect. If you can, I recommend buying a DVD. I also bought a laserdisc around Christmas, but I'm willing to keep both until DVD has more titles available.

If you were saying that laserdisc has advantages over video, then ignore everything I just told you. :)

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