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Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 4 Mar 2005 09:29:45 -0600
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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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Jeremy Butler

Professor - TCF Dept - U Alabama

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