Did anyone get the new Argento DVDs from Anchor Bay?

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Did anyone get the new Argento DVDs from Anchor Bay?

Post by Darth Tanner » Thu Sep 20, 2001 11:25 am

I was wondering if anyone on here got the new DVD releases of Argento's SUSPIRIA and OPERA. I saw the Limited Edition of SUSPIRIA at Best Buy for $27.99. It looked cool, but I was wary of getting it since I heard Anchor Bay recalled all of the OPERA discs due to playback problems. Because of this, I was concerned about whether or not SUSPIRIA would play on my Apex. Did anyone who got these two discs have any problems with them? If not, I might bag SUSPIRIA (and possibly OPERA when it is corrected).
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Post by David Austin » Thu Sep 20, 2001 12:14 pm

Chucky,

The SUSPIRIA DVD is one of the best out there right now. Quite honestly, it's one of the most beautiful I've laid my eyes on. The limited edition is the one to get if you don't have the soundtrack (it's essential).

Haven't picked up OPERA yet, but I'm looking for it.



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Post by Griff [Mola] » Thu Sep 20, 2001 5:50 pm

Yeah, I picked up SUSPIRIA and it played perfectly for me. As far as I'm aware, the only problems have been with OPERA which, as you know, has now been recalled. That said, I did give OPERA a spin and it worked just fine.

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Post by Mike B » Thu Sep 20, 2001 8:13 pm

No problems with my copy of the special edition. Gotta agree with David, too--it's a really beautiful disc. I had high hopes for this one, and I think it came out even better than I'd expected.

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Post by Chris Slack » Thu Sep 20, 2001 9:19 pm

My LE copy of Opera locks up my Apex 600a during chapter 15 and hard locks my PC (Asus DVD-ROM E608) using any software DVD player or the Hollywood Plus hardware decoder just from trying to start it. Under Windows XP RTM (I dual boot) it just crashes the decoder. Granted I have had some problems with the Apex but only on T2 and Stuart Little due to the "seamless branching" stuff. No DVD has ever given me grief on my PC so I am positive there are a number of defective disks out there. I am looking very forward t recieving my replacement.

On a related note the Suspiria DVD is awesome, the movie has never looked or sounded better. I'm still gonna keep my old Image LD of it since I am such a packrat.

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Post by Griff [Mola] » Sun Oct 07, 2001 9:12 am

That copy of OPERA that I mentioned before? Its now completely fucked. Bring on the replacement disc!

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Post by Darth Tanner » Sun Oct 07, 2001 3:29 pm

Well I went to Best Buy and purchased the Limited Editions of SUSPIRIA and OPERA. As I had feared, OPERA would not even read in my Apex or DVD-ROM drive. No big deal...I just went to Anchor Bay's website and filled out the form for a replacement disc and look forward to recieving it before too long and finally seeing it in it's widescreen and THX glory.

And yes, SUSPIRIA was awesome and well worth every penny. Hope OPERA will look as good as this one did on DVD.
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Post by bruce h » Mon Oct 08, 2001 2:14 pm

i bought Opera and it worked just fine - for about 3 weeks. now it doesn't load in either of my players. i don't get it.

as for Suspiria - AB totally fucked up the audio with their remix. heaven forbid they actually leave a film untampered with, or even include the original audio track...
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