(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was looking forward to recieving this DVD - compilations of animated shorts seem to be sorely lacking on DVD for some reason. The visual and sound quality of this selection is truly awful. It looks and sounds as if it's copied from a fifth generation pirated VHS. Halas & Bachelor's seminal 'The Owl & The Pussycat' goes the same way as the other selections on this disc - unwatchable!"
Very Good & Unique!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was VERY surprised to actually find a video dedicated to Halas & Batchelor to begin with!
As a fanatic of older animation I'm happy to see these films available. However, the 'sound' quality is below standard, for a 'commercial' release I mean, but it is still audible & retains the "transferred-straight-off-a-projector" [slight noise]feel.
The visual resolution is good, but with all the 'film restoration' [sound & vision] these days, it could've been cleaned up for video release.................but either way I'm
VERY satisfied & happy to have it, considering how RARE these cartoons are to get hold of these days!!
I now wish HEN'S TOOTH VIDEO would release further volumes of
H & B with 'The Insolent Matador' & 'The Cultured Ape' and maybe even some of their 'business' films like 'The Columbo Plan', 'Follow that Car' & 'Down a Long Way'...........hint hint! :-)"