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post #1 of 5
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I was looking to buy this box set:

http://www.amazon.com/Martial-Arts-20-Movie-Pack/dp/B00196SUPQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1233230789&sr=1-4"] (sorry, it's my third post so I can't put a direct link)

on Amazon so I can watch one movie in particular on there. I'm thinking of buying this box set because it comes out cheaper in the long run, since this box set with 20 movies, is just a few dollars more than the one movie I want to see, that's also on dvd by itself.

The only thing holding me back is something my friend told me. He said that when he uses Nero to put movies on a dvd, that Nero notifies him that the more movies he tries to fit on one disc, the image quality of the movies lessen. I don't know what methods the studio uses to put these films on dvd but I imagine since this box set comes with 20 movies on 4 discs, then logically there would be 5 movies on each disc. Although, I'm unsure if that's the case here.

So if what my friend says is true, then am I going to be watching movies with worse quality as opposed to one movie on one dvd? If so, I might as well just get the single film I want to see. Also, assuming there is a difference in quality, would you say it is noticeable compared to a single movie on one disc?

I did a search on google and here on the forums, regarding this subject, using different key words but didn't come up with anything relevant. Maybe, I was just using the wrong key words.

Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by Rene Dominguez View Post

I was looking to buy this box set:

http://www.amazon.com/Martial-Arts-20-Movie-Pack/dp/B00196SUPQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1233230789&sr=1-4"] (sorry, it's my third post so I can't put a direct link)

on Amazon so I can watch one movie in particular on there. I'm thinking of buying this box set because it comes out cheaper in the long run, since this box set with 20 movies, is just a few dollars more than the one movie I want to see, that's also on dvd by itself.

The only thing holding me back is something my friend told me. He said that when he uses Nero to put movies on a dvd, that Nero notifies him that the more movies he tries to fit on one disc, the image quality of the movies lessen. I don't know what methods the studio uses to put these films on dvd but I imagine since this box set comes with 20 movies on 4 discs, then logically there would be 5 movies on each disc. Although, I'm unsure if that's the case here.

So if what my friend says is true, then am I going to be watching movies with worse quality as opposed to one movie on one dvd? If so, I might as well just get the single film I want to see. Also, assuming there is a difference in quality, would you say it is noticeable compared to a single movie on one disc?

I did a search on google and here on the forums, regarding this subject, using different key words but didn't come up with anything relevant. Maybe, I was just using the wrong key words.

Thanks in advance.

If the single-title vs multi-pack editions are from the same publisher, then they are almost certainly the same quality both ways.

A lot of these movie collections come on double-sided discs, which allows more room for the encoding, and it would be even better if they used dual-layer rather than single-layer discs. I've seen it done both ways.

I have ordered Mill Creek collections before; quality is a "C" at best, and often they trim the aspect ratio. But the cost per title is great, and it's the only way you can see some titles.


-Bill
post #3 of 5
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Thanks so much Bill, for the prompt and informative response.

This is the movie I want to buy that comes in the multi-pack: link

Is there a site you know of that compares the quality of movies put on disc by distributors. I ask this because, in my search results, I get a lot of different distributors putting out this same movie, whether it be by itself, split with 1, 2 or 3 other movies (where each movie is put on separate discs, or in other cases, all movies are put on the same disc) or the aforementioned multi-pack. Some of the distributors I have run across are:

Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Woodhaven Ent
Greatest Sports Legends
303 Recordings
Passion Productions
Diamond Entertainment Corp.
BCI
Platinum Disc Corp.


Thanks again
post #4 of 5
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Originally Posted by Rene Dominguez View Post

Is there a site you know of that compares the quality of movies put on disc by distributors.

These are the sites I consult:
...but they don't have your title.

Here is a site (http://dvdlist.kazart.com/DVDList2.php) that lists the different editions, but I don't see quality notes. For your title:http://dvdlist.kazart.com/queryDVDLi...re&sort3by=ASC

-Bill
post #5 of 5
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I'm going to go ahead and get the 20 movie multi-pack.

This site http://dvdlist.kazart.com/DVDList2.php is really useful for future searches of titles. Thanks!
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