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  1. #1
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    I found two rather new DVDs of The Scarlet Pimpernel starring Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon. The problem is I don't know which one is the best. There hasn't been a decent copy of the film for years. Do you think there is a way I could figure out the quality of each without buying either of them?

    The 1st One: The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934): Movies & TV: Merle Oberon,Leslie Howard,Raymond Massey,Nigel Bruce,Harold Young

    The 2nd One: Scarlet Pimpernel (1934): Movies & TV: Leslie Howard,Merle Oberon,Harold Young

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    If you can cope with Region 2, Network has a 2-disc edition with 'The Return of' as well...

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    I'd agree with penfold go for the network release they tend to be reasonably good, don't touch Madacy, or Alpha with a barge pole.

    best regards Chris b

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    Network have licensed the title from Granada and as such will have far superior picture to all the other ones available in the US.

    I do not understand how this film is being treated as though it was in the public domain in the US but it seems everybody sells this film on DVD there.

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    Can anyone tell me if the colourised version of this is still available anywhere? A friend of mine who is a Pimpernel completist is curious about it.

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