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The curious case of Raise the Red Lantern's DVD transfers

Raise the Red Lantern, one of the prettiest movies ever to come out of China, has suffered from some terrible DVD releases.

But at long last, while I wasn't looking, it appears the latest two NTSC (and Region 1 or 0) editions don't suck. DVD Beaver raves: Acceptable visual quality! And subtitles that make sense!

Alas, they give and they take. The ERA release comes down hard on those who would illicitly show this video on...

Stephen Fry, mobile phone reviewer

Mr Fry (he's a brit, so he nae gets a dot after his social title) is Britain's most talented . . . reviewer of mobile phones?

Quite. I assure you this is the most insightful state-of-the-smartphone you are likely to read.

(Þ: Fireball Gruber.)