Bram Stoker's Dracula/Mary Shelly's Frankenstein Fullscreen ONLY!

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  1. Dave Mack

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    "Collector's Box set" my butt. Wow, This sucks.
    WS transfers exist, I have them for both films. Why are they doing this?
    Stupid....
     
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    Actually, in the box set I saw, Dracula was widescreen, while Frankenstein was full screen, which is doubly frustrating considering the widescreen copy of Frankenstein is out of print.
     
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    I heard and se of dracula is coming out very soon.. just wait for that. I found a used copy of the widescreen edition of frankenstein. I picked that one up. I have the superbit edition of dracula.

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  4. Dave Mack

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    Thanks for the clarification, Brett!
    I just snagged a WS copy of FRANK used here in berkeley for like $5.00
    Why did they bother with this goofy mismatched Box set? To clear out inventory before the inevitable SE? I would LOVE to see all of the BSDracula stuff that was on the criterion Laser.
     
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    Yep, this is quite possibly the most mind-boggling boxset I've ever encountered. Of course, Wal-Mart does it all the time when they have those little two-packs. I think I"ll just hold off on both of these titles until they're released on an HD format.
     
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    I agree. I'll continue to wait until a worthy SE of each film comes to DVD.
     
  7. Dave Mack

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    With Sony's preponderance for triple-dipping I ama amazed we haven't had an SE already! I think I did read in the "Apocalypse" thread that one was in the works. What worries me for HD is that so far SONY is producing really BAD looking discs for their older catalog titles.

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  8. Dave H

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    The widescreen version of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein - which has a nice anamorphic transfer - has been OOP for a while now. Fortunately, I was able to pick it up last year fairly cheap (it has the full screen on one side; widescreen on the other side). I don't understand why, at minimum, they didn't leave it with both versions. I mean that makes everyone happy. Columbia Tri-star has been doing the stupid practice of full-screen only with other titles too (Last Action Hero comes to mind).
     
  9. Dave Mack

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    Yep, to appease the clueless walmart crowd who bitched about "dem' Black bars!!!"
     

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