Kalamazoo wrote:I think the collectors are more concerned with owning they original Criterion printing than just owning the movie itself. I think it could be acquired on DVD in other countries. The same people scoff at reproduction vinyls. People are silly.
point taken on DVDs, but there is no comparison here to LPs. original pressings of records -- especially those recorded during the analog era -- are as close to the source as you can get. the more reissues of an album there are, the more the original tapes have deteriorated, the more the sources are suspect, etc. most reissues outside of the major label world are not even from the original tapes, but source other pressings instead. there are certain cases where reissues are much higher quality than the originals (especially if the 1st press was done on suspect wax or had any pressing defects), but almost always the original is the best possible sound, version, and representation you can own of any LP.