The Apartment - new Fox DVD

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  1. Brian W

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    Repackaged or is it now anamorphic?; box does not say anamorphic? Anyone have it to confirm? Thanks!
     
  2. Eric Peterson

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    Where did you see this? Link?
     
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    The MGM disk published years ago is 16x9.
     
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    I've already seen Platoon released in Fox packaging and the disc is the same as the MGM one. I imagine that The Apartment is the same deal.
     
  5. Brian W

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    You may be right, maybe the MGM was anamorphic. The transfer was hideous. I hope Fox did a new transfer.
     
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    I re-watched this recently and the PQ was abysmal.

    I've been waiting for a remastered disc for years. The original MGM release is easily among the most visually offensive transfers in my collection and I'd be all too thrilled to replace it with a new copy.
     
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    I agree. If there is a new DVD and it's any kind of an improvement, I'd love to have it.

    I would also really love for Fox to do something with The Graduate. The PQ on the old release isn't THAT bad (although not anamorphic), but I would still like a better edition. These are two of my all-time favorite movies so I'm more of a nitpicker on their releases than I would normally be, but Apartment is a terrible DVD by any standard IMO.
     
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    The current release is 1.66:1 widescreen but not 16x9 enhanced.
     
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    I don't know where you got your DVD, but mine is most certainly not 1.66:1 and it is also 16x9 enhanced.
     
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    My apologies. I watched this movie as well as 12 Angry Men the other day, both MGM movies, and got the specs switched. I should have double-checked.
     

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