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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:38 pm 
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Anarkali DVD
Cast: Bina Rai, Pradeep Kumar
Director: Nandlal Jaswantlal

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REGION All
CASE Keep Case
DISTRIBUTOR Moserbaer - Ultra
VIDEO FORMAT (ntsc/pal), AR, and WHETHER ANAMORPHIC NTSC Non Anamorphic 1:85.1
AUDIO (and whether 5.1 separation is genuine on 5.1 track) 5.1 track
SUBTITLES English
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:22 pm 
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How good is the Moser baer version compared to Shemaroo which is not too good either.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:26 am 
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I havent seen the shemaroo print, so i cant compare, but the Moserbaer version is not good. Picture lacks detail, hazy most of the time. The sounds comes and goes at three points in the movie.
I only got this to watch Anarkali for film knowledge. However, sometimes the movie is over the top. Bina Rai had a very beautiful face, she amazed in the last hour of the movie. Her confrontation scenes with Akbar were awesome, the dialogue delivery and facial expression was distinct. Not forgetting the wonderful music by C. Ramchandra. O Aasmaanwale, Yeh Zindagi Usiki Hai are my favourites. Also happy that the movie included the one song not composed by C. Ramchandra, Aa Jaane Wafa.
Its a shame that the DVD's released are so bad.
Mughal-E-Azam is still my preffered version for the Salim - Anarkali saga.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:26 pm 
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IMDB states 175 min runtime (168 min if 4% speed up)

Shemaroo version is 160 min

Paraag version is 156 min

Gurpreet Video VHS version is 162 min. (Gurpreet Video got the British Censor Clearance, as per their VHS starting credit)

All three are basically from a 1978 faded film print.

Of these Gurpreet Video orig PAL master seems to be the best bet to make further copies (PAL) as a copy made from their VHS release seems pretty sharp but suffers from other VHS copying degradation. I think, Gurpreet Video did release some DVDs under GVI brand. Did they bring out Anarkali DVD too ?? I wish they release Anarkali PAL DVD.

Even the longest of the three versions, has discontinuities. One that's easily noticeable is where Anarkali is questioned, "Why leave after the event, as someone enters overhearing some conversation ?" while the scene saying that she will leave after the event (can't say how long was that scene) got cut due to commercial/ logo break in the VHS.

How long is the Moserbaer-Ultra version ??
Comparing Shemaroo PQ and the Moserbaer screen shots Moserbaer is a much sharper.

mrbrat_Boy, what's the film length reported on Moserbaer CC ?? Shemaroo, Paraag, Gurpreet VHS all have faded print and film length is not readable.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:46 am 
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Nice sharing


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:51 am 
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sasural wrote:
How good is the Moser baer version compared to Shemaroo which is not too good either.

Wow Beena Rai and wonderful music;)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:45 pm 
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rana wrote:
IMDB states 175 min runtime (168 min if 4% speed up)

Shemaroo version is 160 min

Paraag version is 156 min

Gurpreet Video VHS version is 162 min. (Gurpreet Video got the British Censor Clearance, as per their VHS starting credit)

All three are basically from a 1978 faded film print.
Of these Gurpreet Video orig PAL master seems to be the best bet to make further copies (PAL) as a copy made from their VHS release seems pretty sharp but suffers from other VHS copying degradation. I think, Gurpreet Video did release some DVDs under GVI brand. Did they bring out Anarkali DVD too ?? I wish they release Anarkali PAL DVD.

Even the longest of the three versions, has discontinuities. One that's easily noticeable is where Anarkali is questioned, "Why leave after the event, as someone enters overhearing some conversation ?" while the scene saying that she will leave after the event (can't say how long was that scene) got cut due to commercial/ logo break in the VHS.

How long is the Moserbaer-Ultra version ??
Comparing Shemaroo PQ and the Moserbaer screen shots Moserbaer is a much sharper.


mrbrat_Boy, what's the film length reported on Moserbaer CC ?? Shemaroo, Paraag, Gurpreet VHS all have faded print and film length is not readable.


Hi Rana

I could not get the actual length of the reels as in the main screenshots above, but i checked the timer while the movie was on it shows 2h 29min 13sec so +-149 min, heavily cut print, if that is the case :)

I do see an Ultra DVD of the movie available:

http://www.rhythmhouse.in/Detail.aspx?productListing=42673 listed @ 142 minutes


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