Does anyone have a copy of this film?


Does anyone have a copy of this film that they are interested in selling? Please reply here

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Yes, I do. It's not the greatest quality, but it's watchable. I have the other DAWN film, too, I believe.

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matthewsframe
- Yes, I do. It's not the greatest quality, but it's watchable. I have the other
- DAWN film, too, I believe.

I have both the commercial DVD and commercial VHS of this movie and the VHS actually looks better. Both are very fuzzy but the DVD has compression artifacts due to a bad transfer. So in addition to fuzziness and fading, the DVD is also often blocky.

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there were some copies on ebay a month or two ago.

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I actually just got this at a 99 cent store- it was a double feature with a tv movie about suicide with Charlie Sheen and Chad Lowe. The company is East West DVD, alghough I don't see it on their website. The official title on my dvd is Alexander: The other Side of Dawn.


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chafinapt
> I actually just got this at a 99 cent store- it was a double feature with
> a tv movie about suicide with Charlie Sheen and Chad Lowe.

At times, the Chad Lowe movie looked teasingly like a gay afterschool special, even though it had nothing to do with being gay. For example, look at the locker room scenes, and the sexually-provocative bench press scene between Sheen and Lowe (it was the 80's, so they all wore tight short shorts). The real kicker though was the big sign in one of the scenes that read "P-R-I-D-E." :)

As for Alexamder, I can't believe how unforgivably bad the transfer to DVD was. I have this DVD as well as a commercial VHS and the VHS is by far better. In fact, I made a DVD of the VHS and now use it as a master. The problem lies in the compression. For some reason, the company decided to squeeze two 90 min movies into one DVD. That required high compression, aka low bit rate. Hence the blockiness, especially when there is movement. Both are fuzzy and faded, but the VHS is more watchable.

The company clearly had no idea what it was doing because the compression wasn't even optimized. Optimizing is simple: just use the highest bit rate (aka lowest compression) possible to fill the DVD to the max. I've squeezed 3 hrs into a DVD before and it looked great. But when you look at this Alexander DVD, you'd see that there is still plenty of room left! The two movies take up less than the 4.77 gig capacity of the DVD.

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Please click on
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CFJaI6dVY4
for the youtube version.

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That link goes to a segmented version where the movie is broken into 8 separate videos. Use this link for the complete movie in one 98 min video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOd4kGZMHUk

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rare movies world wide dot com has it......Thanks! Gary B.

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Somebody uploaded the movie to Youtube a few years ago. Enjoy!

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