Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Horrible Video Quality
(1 out of 5 stars)
"To put it bluntly, this product sucks. I purchased this product in hopes of finding some of the old Public Domain treasures. The video quality is horrible, the picture jerks around and frequently isn't synced with the audio. Granted these are from old footage, but they aren't "Digitally Mastered" as well as the box makes it sound. They also put their watermark in the bottom right corner of the screen. They do this in an effort to keep people from reproducing the material for their own use. Platinum Disc Corp is known for taking Public Domain material and releasing it as their own. Since these videos fall in public domain, they can't claim a copyright on them."
Let the buyer beware
C. E. L. Clair | Allentown, PA | 03/13/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD collection is cobbled together from movie serials, movies and old tv shows. The Robin Hood episodes are from a British TV series from the 1950s are are well done. The Long John Silver episodes star Robert Newton who reprises the title role fom the Disney movie from the 1950s. The Tarzan movies are lesser, non-Johnny Weismuller movies that will appeal only to die-hard Tarzan fans. Many of these Tarzan films are condensations from movie serials. Tarzan and the Trappers is a failed TV pilot. The Zorro serials are "Zorro Returns" and Zorro's Black Whip." These are great Republic pictures efforts that are must see viewing for both Zorro and serial fans. All in all, this package is a mixed bag. Video quality is rough. This can be blamed on the age of the material. It is clear no attempt has been made to restore the video. Be warned that there is often a "Bug" in the lower right corner of the screen that says "Platinum Disc Corporation." This is an annoying and a very stupid practice that thankfully has not been copied by any other DVD producer. If I had known about this "bug" I would not have purchased this collection."