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Bad Quality? What Did Everyone Expect?
on October 30, 2002
Nothing more can really be said about "Metropolis" that hasn't already been said a thousand times...it's a classic, that's a given. However, a lot has also been said from people who have purchased this Madacy DVD complaining about the bad quality. My question is, what did everyone expect?
For those of you not "in the know", here's a little education: Madacy does not claim to have the best quality prints available for their transfers to DVD; in fact, many Madacy discs post a "disclaimer" stating that the films they use are NOT restored, having been "rescued" from film vaults, libraries, etc; therefore, the picture and/or sound might not be "top notch". How else could Madacy produce these discs at bargain prices? It's a classic example of "you get what you pay for".
Bearing that in mind, the quality of Madacy's "Metropolis" is not all that bad; next to their issue of "Charade", it's probably the best one they offer. For what it is, I enjoyed it! I'm sure many people will flock to buy the Kino release, which promises to be an eye-popper (and a price-gouger, I'm sure); so all I can say to those that have bought this DVD and complained about it: "Caveat Emptor"...Let the buyer beware!