I just happened across an interesting article in Slate about Warner's
recent efforts in high-quality DVD transfers of older films. It's great
to see a studio with such a huge back catalogue taking an interest in
making it available in versions that rival the theatrical experience.
People don't pay much attention to the name of the studio on a DVD.
(Nobody I know says, for instance, "Let's go rent a Paramount movie
tonight.") The single exception, of course, is the Criterion Collection,
which has marketed itself as a boutique brand, touted—and deservedly
so—for its classic catalog, fastidious transfers, and superb
commentaries, booklets, and other "special features."
Now it's time to take note of another logo that almost guarantees high
quality—Warner Home Video. At least since 2002, the video division of
Warner Bros. has released one great-looking DVD after another. I know of
no other label, in fact, whose output has been more consistently
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