Fan of the movie, but mildy disappointed in DVD
This has been a favorite movie of mine for several years, and until recently was only able to watch it on VHS. As most of you fans know, the DVD is out of print and used DVD's are pricey. I got lucky recently and found a used DVD on Amazon.com for $30, which is cheaper than I usually see it. I'm usually too frugal to spend that much on any DVD, let alone a used one. So it was an uncharacteristic splurge for me. Upon receiving it in the mail, I was also fortunate to find that the DVD is in very good condition. Plays just fine.
But one thing that disappoints me somewhat: the colors seem just a little but dull, especially skin tones. The image has a slightly harsh, metallic sort of look. I never thought I'd say this, but I think I like watching my old VHS tape better! I'm not usually too picky about such things, but I have to admit I'm noticing it here. The DVD appears to be genuine; I don't think it's a counterfeit.
I probably will continue to watch my old VHS, as long as the tape holds up. But it's still nice to know I have it on DVD. Hope they re-release it some day with a better transfer job.