I picked up two more great DVD transfers from Warner Bros. Home Video last night: The Adventures of Robin Hood and The Band Wagon. I found both to be sharp, crisp, and colorful with re-mastered Dolby Digital sound that made for a wonderful viewing experience. The Robin Hood movie was a particular revelation. I last saw it on Turner Classic Movies a few years ago, and the color seemed dark and muddled compared to memories of my youth, in spite of the fact that the print was "restored".
That impression was confirmed when I checked out some of the extras on the second disc of the Robin Hood package. Among the other featurettes was a Turner Classic Movies documentary discussing the history and glory of three reel Technicolor, of which The Adventures of Robin Hood is (along with Snow White and Fantasia) a key early example. The documentary contained clips of Robin Hood and Singin' In The Rain based on their best video re-masters of the late 1990's, and neither clip holds a candle to images on the new DVDs.
I'm lovin' it.
on 2005-04-06 at 1:34 a.m.
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