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 Post subject: Volcano (1997) PAL
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2019, 13:24 
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Volcano (1997) [EE 1154]

Thinking about buying Volcano on LD but the more commonly placed NTSC LD is a known rotter, and no I'm not interested in the DTS release.

Does anyone know how the PAL pressing looks when it comes to the transfer? Theres a good deal for the PAL version online, but I know that PAL LDs in general can be very hit or miss when it comes to picture quality.


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 Post subject: Re: Volcano (1997) PAL
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2019, 14:31 
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Unfortunately I have no knowledge of PAL discs, but I would figure that later releases are better as all formats are most of the time.

I hope someone else can chime in to help.
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PostPosted: 23 Mar 2019, 15:09 
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I do have a Volcano AC-3 pressed by Kuraray... no rot at all... if you're interested.

Would be definitly better thant the PAL Version.
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PostPosted: 24 Mar 2019, 02:14 
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takou wrote:
I do have a Volcano AC-3 pressed by Kuraray... no rot at all... if you're interested.

Would be definitly better thant the PAL Version.

Thanks, but at $50 plus shipping unfortunately that's way out of my price range.
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 Post subject: Re: Volcano (1997) PAL
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2019, 05:11 
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That movie sucks, why do you even want it in any format?
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 Post subject: Re: Volcano (1997) PAL
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2019, 07:30 
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forper wrote:
That movie sucks, why do you even want it in any format?

I like it. Tommy Lee Jones really excelled in these leadership type acting roles from the 90's. The Fugitive, U.S. Marshals, The Client, Double Jeopardy and of course Men in Black are others which I really enjoy.
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 Post subject: Re: Volcano (1997) PAL
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2019, 14:16 
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If the PAL is cheap I would take the risk, or just wait for someone who has a non rot copy in your price range.


Also why not just get the DTS, those have dropped in price, unless you prefer the AC3 which is understandable.
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 Post subject: Re: Volcano (1997) PAL
PostPosted: 25 Mar 2019, 01:06 
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alien wrote:
Volcano (1997) [EE 1154]

Thinking about buying Volcano on LD but the more commonly placed NTSC LD is a known rotter, and no I'm not interested in the DTS release.

Does anyone know how the PAL pressing looks when it comes to the transfer? Theres a good deal for the PAL version online, but I know that PAL LDs in general can be very hit or miss when it comes to picture quality.


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Hi.

That transfer is quite good if memory serves me.

Had a couple or three copies pass through my hands years ago & all were okay, Pioneer pressed so no real issues.

The PAL ones of these that come up here (in the UK) are a couple of £s at most excepting the ones that are "optimistically" priced.

The cost to post LDs to & from Australia are quite high but if you really want the LD & it's local & it's cheap then might be worth a punt if you enjoy the feature.

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 Post subject: Re: Volcano (1997) PAL
PostPosted: 25 Mar 2019, 01:24 
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alien wrote:
Volcano (1997) [EE 1154]

Thinking about buying Volcano on LD but the more commonly placed NTSC LD is a known rotter, and no I'm not interested in the DTS release.

Does anyone know how the PAL pressing looks when it comes to the transfer? Theres a good deal for the PAL version online, but I know that PAL LDs in general can be very hit or miss when it comes to picture quality.


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Hi again.

Don't know if this will help but this is the PAL LD review from dvdfever.....


A brilliant transfer brings the red-hot lava, fireballs and other assorted
CGI effects to life, out of the cinema and into your front room. A pin-sharp
1.85:1 picture replicates the original cinema ratio.

I could describe the sound as ‘explosive’ and that might seem like a pun, but
the audio on a PAL Laserdisc couldn’t be any better, making this a demo disc
to show to your friends. For an example of the best you can check out most of
the chapters such as “A Rude Awakening” (ch.7), “Fireballs Over Wiltshire
Boulevard” (ch.8), “La Brea Eruption” (ch.9), “Danger On The Red Line” (ch.12)
and “Demolition Danger” (ch.17). Even the opening credits stamp their mark
as the outside scenes of happy shoppers are intercut with underground activities
getting ready to burst out and say hello.

There are 19 chapters spread throughout the film. A fair number, but a few more
wouldn’t have gone amiss. A final one is saved for the original theatrical
trailer.
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 Post subject: Re: Volcano (1997) PAL
PostPosted: 25 Mar 2019, 01:40 
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That sounds about right. I’ve never seen it but most Hollywood LDs released that late look amazing.
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 Post subject: Re: Volcano (1997) PAL
PostPosted: 25 Mar 2019, 02:53 
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 Post subject: Re: Volcano (1997) PAL
PostPosted: 25 Mar 2019, 06:08 
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I'm not sure about the PAL DVD, but the 1999 US/R1 issue was non-anamorphic and probably based on the same (usually component by 1997) master.

In those cases if you connect a nice DVD player via composite, it's pretty darn close to the LD, and cheaper ;) Of course, if it's a movie you really love and want it specifically on LD, go for it!
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