Monthly Archives: March 2004

DVD Recording convergence, or LG goes quad

For the last couple of years I’ve been arguing that the multitude of recordable DVD formats (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM) do not threaten a repeat of the Beta/VHS wars of two decades ago. To put it simply, unlike the … Continue reading

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The other day my brother, who is somewhat of an Austria-phile, was pondering his collection of DVDs of the annual Vienna New Years Day concerts. As he says: Each year it is released on a different label although the content … Continue reading

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Universal also stuffs up on ‘anamorphic’ label

I was whinging earlier (and here as well) about MGM releasing low cost Region 4 DVDs in non-anamorphic widescreen, while claiming on their boxes that they are actually ’16:9′ (ie. anamorphic) transfers. Now, it seems, Universal is up to the … Continue reading

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The Real Starship Troopers

There were many, many disappointments in Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 movie Starship Troopers. Those of us who love Robert A Heinlein’s novel object to the political re-orientation in the movie, the idiotic ‘science’ and the unbelievable contrivances used to have the … Continue reading

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