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Scott Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 14 Oct 1998 13:04:36 -0500
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Does anyone else have the Limited Edition of _The Evil Dead_?  What seems
like the definitive release actually has (at least in my copy) rectangular
ghosts from the beginning of the assemble edit to the end, though they're
usually only visible during dark scenes, and in this remastered version,
there are far fewer of those.  I've seen two copies of the collector's
widescreen version of _Evil Dead II_ (also from Anchor Bay), because the
first had damage to the hifi tracks and I had to return it.
Unfortunately, they both had a loud buzz like a fan (not a chainsaw) from
the beginning of the assemble edit.  I'm wondering if Anchor Bay might
have inadvertantly the "not quite" best ever video presentations of these
films.  Still, even with the ghosts, which looks like pale letterboxing,
only moving, it's better than the UAV tape I rented from Blockbuster:
grainy, low-fi, and a generation from a VHS master (which is how it seems
UAV records all its videos, even if they do have the rights to).
Scott Andrew Hutchins
Oz, Monsters, Kamillions, and More!
Frances:  I've led a pretty boring life compared to yours.
Freddy [the neighbor]:  Mine was pretty boring, too.  I've just got a
knack for picking out the interesting bits.
                                    --David Williamson
                                    _Travelling North_
                                    Act Two Scene Three
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