Brainstorm - new release

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  1. Charles_Y

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    I have the older MGM release from 2000 and a sorry state of affairs that was. The lack of anamorphic enhancement right there has made this a good candidate for a revisit.

    Amazon has listed a new release that addresses this issue. Great to hear! One other question, any idea if this could come to Blu Ray this year or next? I suppose at this point such a release resides in the rumor mill if at all.
     
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    But are the multiple aspect ratios done correctly?
     
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    Good question. I wonder if Doug Trumbull is available to oversee or maybe doesn't care to be involved. I thought he left the industry long ago.

    It will be interesting to see what happens in this case.
     
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    If this isn't transferred with the majority of the film windowboxed center, with the sides exploding outward during the effects sequences, no sale. I'll stick with my DVD-R of the LD. But, hopefully they'll do it right. If so, consider it bought.
     
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    It is window boxed center and then explodes out ward to widescreen anamorphic. Looks great!
     
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    That's great to hear!

    When I saw it theatrically back in '83, even my local theater got it wrong. Their screen was set for 1:85, and the FX scenes spilled out over the curtains. [​IMG]
     
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    Are there any extras? I was hoping for a commentary by Mr. Trumbull.
     
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    Multiple aspect ratios! [​IMG]
     
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    Jeez, what's happened to Warner Bros? Remember those stylish gatefold slipcovers they used on the 2-disc special editions? And the beautiful. original artwork that accompanied most releases, even the z-grade stuff? I miss those days. Now I pick up their stuff when I'm shopping for DVDs, take a look at the back cover, everything just feels so flimsy and bare bones and cheap I just put it back on the shelf and walk away disappointed. They may as well go back to flippers discs and cardboard snappers like in the beginning to save a bit more on costs. Its 1997 again.
     
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    I've been meaning to buy that first DVD for so long. Glad I waited. I'll be picking this up when it hits the bargain bin. Hee hee! If it had extras I'd get it sooner though.
     

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