Originally Posted by Daman S
my OSO copy finally shipped from amazon too, 16$ shipped isnt bad, im glad i didn't cancel the order now
Btw, i hope they release Sholay on Bluray. Also has anyone seen the remastered dvd of Sholay and comment on how good/bad it is?
By "remastered" DVD, do you mean one with the extended cut of the film, or the theatrical version? I've seen virtually all the different prints out there, including those from European vendors and "amateur" re-encodes (both the theatrical and extended cuts as the case may be) and they all vary in quality. The extended director's cut *master* is considered to be the one with better PQ since it's been cleaned-up a bit from the theatrical cut. There's a lot
of discussion/debate on this topic over on Zulm.net, with many members there feeling the video quality of the Carlotta (a French editor) PAL DVD to be the best out of the ones currently
available, but inferior in the sense that it's sourced from the theatrical version. The only director's cut DVD available now is the one from Eros/B4U, which is widely considered to be the worst
encode of the bunch.
You can see how this gets very complicated very fast. lol
The Carlotta DVD also has mediocre sound. It definitely doesn't contain the Dolby Surround mix that was redone for the DEI version and isn't even in stereo IIRC.
*However,* I recently read on another forum (I think it was DVD Talk) that Carlotta will be releasing their first few Blu-Ray discs in October, one of which will be Sholay
. But just a few days later, I read on yet another
forum that Carlotta replaced Sholay
with another film, so now I don't know when or if they'll be releasing it.
Sheesh. You'd think it would be easier
to find a top-notch copy of one of the greatest films in Indian cinema history.