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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Darren Lewis, Nov 6, 2001.

  1. Darren Lewis

    Darren Lewis Supporting Actor

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    Does anyone know a site that lists which formats a particular film was released on?
    Reason I ask is that recently I've been broadening the scope of my film collection. Whilst I obviously try to source films/TV shows on DVD, sometimes it's just not possible. Some are only on VHS, some exist on LD, some on DVD (but not all regions of DVD).
    Trying to find a particular film for myself, or friends/family can be a frustrating crawl though different sites and catalogues, especially if the film is no longer in print.
    I've been to IMDB, and whilst good for info on the film itself, it doesn't seem to list the formats that the film exists/existed on.
     
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  3. Darren Lewis

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    Thanks, I hadn't noticed that area.
    It's still not exactly what I want, or in the format I would like, for example it's hard to find whether more than one version of the film exists eg Director's Cut etc, and which format that version exists on.
    I looked up "Return of the Jedi" as I wanted to see which laserdisc version (PAL or NTSC) was in widescreen, and IMDB didn't list it as being on laserdisc. It also told me that if I liked this film, maybe I'd like to watch "Transformers: The Movie" . [​IMG] If a film exists on DVD, but only in the 4:3 version, does an OAR version exist say on LD or VHS?
    This probably sounds anal to most people, but it's the sort of stuff I want to know. Might just start collecting this stuff in my own database over time, and maybe one day put in on the net.
     
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    Boy, that's odd. IMDb usually has a pretty good rundown of all LD or DVD versions. Not sure why Jedi is blank (I was certain it wasn't) but Empire is also blank for LD versions.
    I double-checked my sanity by looking up Godfather and it has a slew of LD versions listed.
    Go figure. IMDb has faults for sure, but this is a strange miss for them.
     

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