La Vita è Bela

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  1. rhett

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    If eight films over two discs sounded odd for Universal's upcoming Hammer set, then five films on one disc for their upcoming Bela Lugosi set will sound even more troublesome. Although all the films are full screen and mono, that is still a lot of data to be fitting on a single disc, DVD-18 or not. Here is a list of the five films that will make their way onto this September 6th release:

    • Murders in the Rue Morgue
    • The Black Cat (1934)
    • The Raven
    • The Invisible Ray
    • Black Friday

    Thanks to DVD Answers for the scoop.
     

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    A/V quality could be compromised ? :confused:
     
  3. Horrorfan

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    Well these films are so short it shouldn't be a problem at all. Just be happy we are finally getting them!!!!!
     
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    Ok guys this should help calm you down worrying about compression. Here are the running times for each film and the reason this will work safely:

    Murders in the Rue Morgue 61 minutes
    The Black Cat (1934) 65 minutes
    The Raven 61 minutes
    The Invisible Ray 80 minutes
    Black Friday 70 minutes


    Ok Titanic was 194 minutes long and fit on one side. If you add up the first three films it comes to 187 minutes. Then count in the fact that there black and white and in mono. This can work. So the first three will be put on the front and the other 2 on the back. There you go problem soolved!!!
     
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    Ok guys this should help calm you down worrying about compression. Here are the running times for each film and the reason this will work safely:

    Murders in the Rue Morgue 61 minutes
    The Black Cat (1934) 65 minutes
    The Raven 61 minutes
    The Invisible Ray 80 minutes
    Black Friday 70 minutes


    Ok Titanic was 194 minutes long and fit on one side and the transfer was fine. If you add up the first three films it comes to 187 minutes. Then count in the fact that there black and white and in mono. This can work. So the first three will be put on the front and the other 2 on the back. There you go problem soolved!!!
     
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    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    Sounds great to me! "Count" me in. (groooooan)
     
  7. thrashard76

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    Using a two sided DVD:

    Side 1:
    Murders in the Rue Morgue - Runtime: 61 min
    The Black Cat - Runtime: 65 min
    The Raven - Runtime: 61 min
    Run time ~ 187 minutes

    Side 2:
    The Invisible Ray - Runtime: 80 min
    Black Friday - Runtime: 70 min
    Run time ~ 150 minutes

    Plus any extras could be added to side 2. *Run times were found on IMDB.
     
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    There'll be no extras, and double-sided discs suck. Yeah, I'm happy we're getting them, but Universal are heading into the "bad" column for me. I don't know if I've forgiven them yet - because obviously, we're not going to get theatrical art covers that are worth a damn.
     
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    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth on this one. Sure, it could be better but...You can't expect every company to respect the art they profit from...or can you?
     
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    Actually there will be a few trailers just be happy these classics are finally available.
     
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    I have never seen most of these movies...but the set is worth the price for The Black Cat alone!
     
  12. onebyone

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    The box art and some menu shots were just posted at dvdanswers. I kind of wish this was a better release, but I am so happy to finally have some of these I can't really complain about it. Seeing what the actual set is going to look like made me even more excited about it.
     
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    Take off to the Great White North, eh?
    I just read a review on this set over at DVD Drive-In and it seems there might be problems with one of the discs...
    Bummer!
     
  14. old-boo-radley

    old-boo-radley They stay the same age...

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    Has anyone else been able to confirm the glitch as not being an isolated problem? I could only find 2 reviews for the set, one at DVDDrive-in and the other one could barely be called a review, but didn't mention the glitch. I'll pick the Hammer one up for sure if Wal-Mart gets it, but will wait until further reviews surface on this one unless I can find out in the next 12 hours.
     
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    Anyone pick this up today and can confirm/shoot down this reputed glitch?
     
  16. onebyone

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    I haven't watched the whole movie yet, but I tried it in both my players and ran it from the 31 to the 40 minute mark and it played fine.
     

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