Last Seduction dvd: FF or P&S?

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  1. BarrieT

    BarrieT Auditioning

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    The packaging is a contradiction...IMDB claims it was shot FF with the intention of matting. Anyone who's seen this disc can comment?
     
  2. Thomas T

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    The Last Seduction made it's debut on cable full frame. The excellent notices for Linda Fiorentino's performance caused the makers to book it in a few theatres in New York and Los Angeles - matted - in the hopes of an Oscar nomination for Fiorentino. I guess they didn't know the Oscar rule that a film has to debut first theatrically to qualify. But Fiorentino did get the N.Y. Film Critics award, London Film Critics award and the BAFTA (British Oscar) for best actress for her work in Seduction.

    As for the correct aspect ratio, I suspect it was full frame since it was intended for cable showing. The laser disc is matted and the framing looks fine.
     
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    I have the Carlton UK release which features a goregous anamorphic widescreen transfer and sells for about the same price as the Artisan pan/scan release.

    Jeff
     
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    Ah, but we haven't determined whether it is or isn't p&s yet, have we? [​IMG]
     
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  8. Mark Walker

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    Michael-

    I agree with you, and for those who own a multi-region
    player, it sounds like the R2 DVD is the way to go.

    Having said that, this film on the R1 DVD appears to be
    open matte, and one can (and should) either zoom the image
    on widescreen televisions to arrive at a close to OAR
    presentation, or in case like mine with a 1.33:1 television
    have a handy set of black mattes that you can place on
    your screen. (Mine is black foam core, with electical tape
    on the edges, and works great.)

    Still, having said all this, the transfer on the new
    DVD does appear, to my eyes at least, less than good.

    With region free players getting so cheap...

    Mark
     

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