Tales from the darkside season 2 another bothched job!!

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  1. ronnie21

    ronnie21 Well-Known Member

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    Theres few reviews, one on dvd talk, and dvd verdict. The picture is bad again, and this time only half the episodes have the music messed with. but its all the good ones. Oh well, figures..:(
     
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    The picture is going to be bad on these, along with the Friday the 13th TV series and many other TV shows from that era. They were all mastered on SD videotape so that's basically what we get, unless they were to physically go back and make new masters from the original negatives and redo every single effects shot (since the effects were laid down in the tape masters). It'd be quite the arduous task.

    Don't know why they're screwing with the music, though.
     
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    Probably because the music licensing is prohibitively expensive. You're right about the video quality, though. It never looked that great, even back in the day. I haven't seen Tales From the Darkside in over 20 years so I doubt that I would notice the music substitution if it wasn't pointed out to me. With the exception of the opening credits, was the music really all that important to this series?
     
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    Is the quality any worse than whats in season 1?

    To be honest I didnt even notice the music in the first season so it really doesnt bother me.
     
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    "Tales from the Darkside" and "botched" in the same sentence? Why is this a surprise?
     
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    This arrived today, I'm excited :D
     
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    Myself, I'm just happy o be able to own the seasons and watch them again. Same with Friday the 13th.
     
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    MisterTwister The Schlock King

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    I rented the first season of Tales from the Darkside awhile back and gave up after only watching half of the episodes. Terrible show. At least Tales from the Crypt still rocks.

    Is season 2 any better?
     
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    For me, they range from absolutely creepy as fuck all the way to corny as shit. The one with Justine Bateman where her brother is in the computer comes to mind when thinking of the latter. Still, if I found these at a good price, I'd definitely get them.
     
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    i bought the series off some cancer victim, way before these came out, she was making them in her spare time to help pay her expenses. they are horrible quality and never got round to watching them but I recently moved and these threads have me finally watching them, some real good stories and creepy. Plus everytime i put a disc in, I think the lady who made these is probably dead by now and is it's own tales from the darkside story.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
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    season 2 is better. its got some pretty good ones. like santanic piano. devils advocate and the last car. all good stuff....
     
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    Got this in the mail yesterday. I still haven't even gotten to completing the first season, but I'm going to try to review this when I can. At the very least I'll post on the quality here for those on the fence.
     
  16. Vlachio

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    Review coming soon aye?
     
  17. Radnurs

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    This is another one of my "favorite" 80's finally coming to DVD. I understand that the source material was probably not the best, just like "Friday the 13th the series" but at the same time, we have some 70's shows coming out that have really amazing quality when compared to these, if anyone has the "Wonder Woman" series DVD release you understand ... Almost a night and day different in picture quality. Too bad these shows can't get a nice, slick remaster as well.
     

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