Poor pucture quality.
Paul J. Mular | San Carlos, CA USA | 02/10/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm actually a fan of "NUMBER 17", I like Hitchcock's use of light & shadow to create the mood. Yes it is a little slow & stagey, but I get engrosed by the visuals.
And there lies the problem with this Laserlight/Delta DVD. The picture quality is horrible, full of digital artifacting that makes the picture appear to freeze in sections then play again. The details get lost in the pixilation. How can you enjoy a visually engrosing movie if it looks terrible.
I have an old Japanese Laserdisc of this movie, and it looks much better!
Japanese videos are NTSC format, so they will play on U.S. televisions. I would rather watch the Japanese Laserdisc with Japanese subtitles on screen that this awful Laserlight/Delta DVD.
And about "THE RING", Studio Canal / Lionsgate has released a nice 35mm mastered copy in a DVD box set: Alfred Hitchcock, The Early Years of the Master."
The original Golden Boy - Chicano Power
Jesus M. Perez | L.A. , CA USA | 12/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like old movies and were ever involved in the "movimiento" you will most certainly like this movie. For those Latinos who think the struggle is new you may be surprised. It's a simple movie with deep overtones. It will make you angry and also make you laugh. This movie is a gem I accidently came across. I bought it because the price was right and I'm glad I did. I'm an older dude from the old school so It was easy for me to relate to this movie. Considering the time it was filmed I'm surprised it was ever released. It is a politically charged movie designed to make you think."