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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn + Black Beauty (Animated/Koch Vision)


Picture: C     Sound: C     Extras: D     Main Programs: C



Two very simple-but-child-safe adaptations of two literary classics have been issued by Koch Vision just to have them on the market in inexpensive basic DVD editions.  Mark Twain’s The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (from 1984) and Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty (from 1978) remind us of the basic state of then-very-expensive animation.  The Beauty case misidentifies it as a Hanna-Barbera production.  It is not.  They would never do something this color-poor and that catalog is owned by Warner Bros. anyhow.


The 1.33 X 1 image in both cases is even more color poor than expected and to say both productions chop the classics is putting it mildly, but along with the aged Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono in both cases with some background noise throughout, no one is expecting a masterwork.  There are no extras except other Koch Vision previews at the beginning of the DVDs unless you go to the menu.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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