Magnolia Brings 'World's Fastest Indian' to Blu-ray, HD DVD

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  1. ppltd

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    Magnolia slides another movie past with no notification. I loved this film, so just ordered it from Amazon.

     
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    I knew this would be coming out because it's part of the package of five free Blu-rays that Magnolia/HDNet/Landmark Cinemas/Samsung is offering, but they are being pretty quiet about things.
     
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    Why did I think this was a Disney title? It must be Friday.
     
  4. Dan Hitchman

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    Too bad the OAR is modified from 2.35:1 to 1.78:1.

    I'll pass.
     
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    But wasn't it changed with director Donaldson's supervision and permission?
     
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    I have ordered this film. As the change in format seems to be at the request of the film maker, I can overlook the change.
     
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    The aspect ratio was changed to 1.78:1 for the SD-DVD as well.
     
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    The HD DVD version got high marks from highdefdigest.com....[​IMG] I just added it to my Blockbuster Queue.
     
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    Surprising Dolby True HD track on the HD version. I wonder if BR got the PCM track equivalent or not?
     
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    FYI, when this is on HDNet Movies it is 2.35:1.
     
  11. Tim Glover

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    Another FYI...it seems that the director approved the ratio changed:

    Highdefdigest.com...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Blu-Ray version has the dts HD lossless version and the HD-DVD has Dolby TrueHD.
     
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    It's not the first time Donaldson's done this. He did the same thing with The Recruit in its DVD release, and it was loudly trumpeted on the back cover.
     
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    This film is an absolute gem.

    Caught this on HDnet last month and loved it.

    Now, the film apparently was a labor of love for Donaldson. He's a Kiwi and Munro is a legend there. I can't imagine the AR would get changed without his OK on this one.

    I liked it at 2.35, but I'm going to give it a chance since I couldn't resist buying the Blu-Ray.
     

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