And the bad news:
Quoted from a user on the CHFB - of course not necessarily applying to all the titles, but it suggests that quality control is not high on WB’s priority list.
I got ON BORROWED TIME today! I was amazed at how fast it came...so ready for the bad news?
It LOOKS PRETTY BAD. It’s clearly just an old video master - has the old Turner “blue lozenge” logo. It may be passable on a small crt monitor, but projected it looks like a laserdisc, as Muttsparks says above. I for one AM NOT SATISFIED. Honestly, I could have copied this off of Turner and except for not having the preview (which actually looks BETTER than the feature) and a few minutes of TCM bug in the corner it would be no different, oh yeah, except it would have cost me a FRIGGIN’ QUARTER! Soft, video looking - not even up to the basic release quality we’ve come to expect from the bare bones Best Buy stuff, etc.
SHAME on George Feltenstein if this is the kind of crud he’s going to pawn off on “serious collectors” for 20 bucks a pop plus tax.
Now I bet some titles will look OK, it will totally depend on what masters they have lying around but that’s clearly what’s happening here - they’re just porting over whatever they’ve got to DVD-R’s (which these purple back babies most definitely are) and sticking them out there at more than twice what they’re worth. I have honestly bought boots that look this good, and I’m not kidding when I say it looks just about like a laser or dvd recorder copy.
I for one will NOT be buying any more of these at this price - about a 5 dollar quality product at best.
What a mess. Oh well, you’ve been warned…