Follow That Dream widescreen?

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  1. Bob Furmanek

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    Does any one know if the upcoming MGM/UA release of this Elvis film is in the original widescreen aspect ratio? Theatrically, it was presented in 2.35 Panavision, but I read somewhere that this new DVD is pan and scan. I have the old laser disc and that is in the original format.

    Thanks for the information!

    Bob
     
  2. Jeffrey

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    Hey Bob....

    "Follow That Dream" was originally slated to street earlier this month, but was delayed (to May 11th, I believe) in order to be released with it's full 2:35 aspect ratio intact. Not sure about this, but the Judy Garland film "I Could Go On Singing" (also shot in 2:35) was due to be released on the same day, but fans went beserk over its proposed pan/scan treatment and went as far to contact MGM to voice their displeasure...so I think this definitely came into play as far as FTD being pushed back as well.

    Hope this helps,

    Jeffrey

    PS-Love your book on Abbott & Costello too, Bob; occupys a prime spot on my pop culture shelf.
     
  3. Bob Furmanek

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    Thanks very much Jeffrey, I'm glad you enjoyed our efforts!

    That's good news about the film being 2.35 on the DVD. A friend used to have a faded 35mm print from the original theatrical release, and it was great to see the full image on the big screen.
     
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    Looks like it will be a two sider with widescreen/full frame as well.

    Jeffrey
     
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    So this means that the studio actually delayed the release in order to go back and do the right thing and present the film in its correct OAR? Very cool.
     

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