Lady And The Tramp

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  1. Bradley-E

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    Lady and the Tramp



    Walt Disney's beloved 1955 classic Lady and the Tramp arrives on February 28th, 2006 as a new two-disc special edition. The film, actually part of Buena Vista's limited "Platinum Editions" line, will feature newly remastered and digitally restored anamorphic widescreen and fullscreen transfers, along with a Dolby Digital 5.1 "Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix" and restored original soundtrack.



    Bonus materials will include two never-before-seen deleted/abandoned sequences ("Turning the Tables" and "La La Loo"), a complete 1943 version of the film via newly-discovered storyboards, "Lady's Pedigree: The Making of Lady and the Tramp" documentary, "Finding Lady: The Art of the Storyboard" featurette, a "Disney Virtual Puppy" DVD-ROM feature, "Disney Dog Trivia" virtual board game, a "PuppyPedia" dog breed resource, a new music video and more. Retail will be $29.99. The DVD release will be accompanied by an official U.S. Postal Service stamp commemorating the film.
     
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    Would you know if "restored original soundtrack" means 4.0 (from original 4-track mix from 1955) ?
     
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    Does that mean they are "finishing" the work on the aforementioned abandoned scenes and inserting them into the film? There's just no need for that, if that's the case.

    Or did they have a '43 version which was abandoned because of the war effort and re-worked into the '55 release?

    Damn, where's Ernest Rister when you need him?! [​IMG]
     
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    Is anyone certain that Lady and the Tramps OAR was 2.35:1 and not 2.55:1? And why is the full screen version on this disc not the original, but rather a pan/scan version of the Scope version?
     
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    Scott, it doesn't say it's pan-and-scan, so no reason to assume the original Academy version won't be included.
     
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    LaTT was originally released before magoptical prints were available, so would have originally been released in both 2.55:1 magnetic and 2.35:1 optical prints.

    Ted
     
  7. Matt Butler

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    It is not a Pan/Scan. Disney had made two versions. L&T was released in theatres in 1955 in two versions due to the fact that most theatres didnt have Cinemascope. The rest of the screens got a reframed 1:33 print.
     
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    Where did it say this?

    Regards,
     
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    Time to unload my original version on Ebay. I hope it still has some of the value that it once had.[​IMG]
     
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    I read it on ultimatedisney.com. I'm aware that the film was photographed twice. I just hope the Academy ratio version is present. And as far as OAR, it seems that Disney has used an '80's re-release version as its source in the past. I was hoping for a 2.55:1 framing.
     
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    There is some cause for concern on framing, wasn't the VHS release based on a P&S version of the restored Scope version, as opposed to a restored acadamy ratio version?

    I have no idea is this was ever corrected, but I seem to remember some controversy with this title in the past because of the 2 versions.
     
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    As far as I know the 80's VHS was a cropped print but the 96 release(?) was the true 1:33 reframed print from 1955.
     
  13. Lars Vermundsberget

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    There was a laserdisc release of L&T in the late 90s (probably not 96 but rather 97 or 98) - or two, in fact. There were separate LDs of the "scope" and the "academy" versions. I seem to remember that the academy version was unknown (not yet "rediscovered") at the time of the first video release (late 80s?).
     
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    The Academy version was released on home video in the '90's...it was missing a couple of sound effects/music cues though.
     
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    The artwork is up at DVDAnswers. The artwork labels it as a "2 Disc Special Edition" and not a "Platinum Edition". And from the press release:



    Its being released as a special edition but its really a platinum edition?!? With everyone making such a big deal about Disney releasing two Platinums in one year, it doesn't sound like thats really the case.
     
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    It's a Platinum Edition.
     
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    All I want is the WS version & the extras. I'll leave the debates to others.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  18. Lars Vermundsberget

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    IMO, that word "Platinum" doesn't mean much - it's just a little marketing trick. I think I just saw the Bambi DVD advertised as a "Special Edition" as well. I think the only one of those "banners" used by Disney that "means" something is "Walt Disney Treasures".
     
  19. Adam Sanchez

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    I'm looking forward to this release. This will be the first of the Platnium edition's that replace a DVD I already have though, the first 6 were all first time DVDs for me.

    So Lady is the 7th PE and The Little Mermaid will be number 8. If I recall right, Disney said there would be 10 Platinum Edition movies. So I am trying to think, what's left? The Jungle Book maybe... and then what else?
     
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    Err I just thought of it. Pinocchio will be one I'm sure.
     

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