M. Dew (
Tue, 27 Jun 2000 11:52:16 -0700 (PDT)

> I don't think having a pristine letterboxed picture, extra features
> including "making of" documentaries, audio commentary by the director and
> capabilities to access the Internet through DVD-ROM (Matrix) is a marketing
> scam...I think its has been a scam that one cannot rent or buy a video copy
> of Altman's Nashville in its original letterboxed format....
> Tom Hyland

I couldn't agree more. After consulting with the Film Dept. Faculty
here, our policy is to buy DVD first, if the title is available on
DVD (can't wait for more docs to be digitized!), if not available on
DVD, buy the best quality VHS possible. We fully support DVD use in
all our classrooms and I consistently encourage the all the faculty
to use the format whenever it's possible. I mean, the chapter search
function is perfect for "jumping around" in a classroom
screening/lecture situation.
cheers & see y'all in Chi-town!

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