Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame - 16x9???

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  1. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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    Just read on thedigitalbits.com that this title is going to be available March 12.

    No mention of 16x9 or OAR can be found anywhere on the web that I've looked. does anyone have a clue? Anyone have any advanced copy?

    I'm a little worried after getting all worked up for a 16x9 Sister Act and then getting a 4x3 lbxed LD-transfer re-hash.

    Since The Hunchback of Notre Dame was an LD that came out right when DVD was getting going...I'm a little worried they might take the cop-out approach with this too.

    -dave
     
  2. Chad Gregory

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    FYI David, the actual release date is March 19th. Thedigitalbits website intended to say that, but the grammar is ambiguous.

    I had thought that it was confirmed to by 16x9, but I don't have a source at the moment. I'll look around...

    -Chad
     
  3. DaViD Boulet

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    Cool.

    I just home the "confirmation" is more reliable than the confirmation we had about Sister Act!
     
  4. LukeB

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    1.66:1 anamorphic widescreen - Disney's very own site says so
     
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    I thought both were supposed to be direct digital transfers from the archival data files (as most of their recent transfers have been).

    The first Hunchback was to be 1.85:1 (16x9 enhanced) w/DTS and the direct to video sequel 1.66:1 (16x9 enhanced) w/DTS.

    Did Disney slip a cog?? Too bad the first one couldn't have had full bitrate DTS. The Laserdisc did, of course, and the sound quality was/is spectacular!

    Dan
     
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    Hunchback of Notre Dame IS anamorphic (1.85:1) and contains both a DD 5.1 and DTS track.

    Hunchback II contains the same audio specs.
     
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    {whoops...mistake in post}
     
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    I have the new German release that just came out and it is 16:9/1.85 so the R1 release will most likely be also.

    kd
     
  11. Larry Gardner

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    Dan Hitchman:

    What LD do you have. I have the CAV Collector's Edition boxset and it only contains an AC-3 soundtrack? Was another version released with a DTS track?

    By the way, if you also have the CAV Collector's edition - don't get rid of it. The DVD being released falls quite short in the supplemental area compared to the CAV LD version.
     
  12. Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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    The hunchback of notre dame was one of the laserdiscs Disney released with a DTS soundtrack. (No extras though) I own it as well.

    It may have been licenced to Image...
     
  13. Ken_McAlinden

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    There were three Hunchback flavors on laserdisc:

    CLV Dolby Digital w/no extras

    CLV DTS w/no extras

    CAV Dolby Digital collector's edition w/beaucoup extras

    Regards,
     
  14. DaViD Boulet

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    I hope we don't all buy this disc only to discover that a extras-laden SE is in the works...

    -dave
     
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    I thought this *was* an extras-laden DVD? Isn't this a platinum edition DVD?
     
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  17. Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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    Now that I've thought about it, I realized I was getting mixed up with another Kirk Wise/Gary Trousdale animated movie, the beauty and the beast, which will be the next platinum DVD...
    ...IIRC [​IMG]
     
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    Not to beat a dead horse here, but are we sure HOND is anamorphic? I was looking at them in the store tonight and while both are widescreen, HOND says nothing about being anamorphic or enhanced, while HOND II plainly states such. Anyone know definitively?
     
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