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Bill Hunt's (Digital Bits) Review of GOUT

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http://www.thedigitalbits.com/reviews3/spinsheet091406.html

This is Bill Hunt's review of the DVD. It's pretty good, but he doesn't give the DVD's much slack at all. I know they didn't look as good as they could, but they're perfectly passable in my opinion.

But I think Hunt has had the mentality that the discs would suck this whole time, and if you go into something with one opinion, no matter what it looks like, that's probably what you're final opinion will be.
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I agree 100% with his review, especially the part about who should and should not pick these up. I thought that was spot on. BUT, my problem with him, is that in 2004 he went ga-ga over the "Original Trilogy" release and thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. He had no balls. Instead he gushed about how great they were and how lucky we were to have them at all. Now, 2 years down the road, he jumps on his pedestal and starts ranting. Thanks Bill! Nice timing!
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Seemed like a fair review to me. These DVDs may look decent on traditional televisions if you don't analyze them too closely, but they are far from being a quality product. I don't believe they are worth the price. Lucasfilm did nothing to deserve my money here.

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maybe the dude actually likes the OOT and SE for the most part. I know I like both.
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Originally posted by: Windexed
I agree 100% with his review, especially the part about who should and should not pick these up. I thought that was spot on. BUT, my problem with him, is that in 2004 he went ga-ga over the "Original Trilogy" release and thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. He had no balls. Instead he gushed about how great they were and how lucky we were to have them at all. Now, 2 years down the road, he jumps on his pedestal and starts ranting. Thanks Bill! Nice timing!


Amen to that. I read his review of the 2004 set. He even said he liked the changes! Then he was on G4 the other day and said, "No one would be happier than me to have these films on DVD..."

Talk about flip-flopping.
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Originally posted by: Windexed
I agree 100% with his review, especially the part about who should and should not pick these up. I thought that was spot on. BUT, my problem with him, is that in 2004 he went ga-ga over the "Original Trilogy" release and thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. He had no balls. Instead he gushed about how great they were and how lucky we were to have them at all. Now, 2 years down the road, he jumps on his pedestal and starts ranting. Thanks Bill! Nice timing!
As a member of the boards that Bill occasionally posts at, I recall him being quite the Negative Nancy when the 2004 discs were first announced. He was bitching up a storm about how Lucasfilm couldn't get their stuff together to really honor the films with more elaborate extras, etc. He eventually mellowed and I guess was happy enough to finally have the SW films on DVD. Remember folks, for many people, SW was the reason they bought DVD players back in the day. And they had to wait year after year asking over and over again "When will we get Star Wars on DVD?" I remember when the discs were first announced many people were just as shocked as when Lucasfilm announced the OUT were coming out on DVD earlier this year. People couldn't believe it.
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I think his review is probably one of the fairer ones. Basically his conclusion is that the picture looks passable on a regualr CRT display but to anyone with decent hardware it looks like shit, that the whole first disk is already owned by anyone buying this and that its a shame that this may be all we are getting for the OOT according to LFL. What the hell is "pessimistic" or "negative mindset" about that? Its simply the facts.

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I agree. On my DLP it looks really bad, especially Star Wars. Empire and Jedi faired a lite better though.
There's good in the Original Trilogy, and it's worth fighting for.
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Originally posted by: Harlock415
I agree. On my DLP it looks really bad, especially Star Wars. Empire and Jedi faired a lite better though.

How bad does it look, Harlock415? I have a DLP TV too and curious...