The Secret of NIMH remastered for Blu-Ray

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  1. Jeff Jacobson

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    I assume that means we'll be getting a new standard dvd too.
     
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    Isn't the movie produced by MGM? That would mean it would be blu-ray, right? Maybe I'm wrong.
     
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    MGM is distributed by Fox, so yes, it would be a Blu-Ray edition.

    Which makes it hard for me to resist a player.
     
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    Yep, this'll be BD. Scroll down further on the page and you'll see that the site mentions it will be released by MGM through 20th Century Fox. Yet another reason why I wish Warner, instead of Sony, had been successful in bidding on MGM.
     
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    Moving this to HT Software (Hi-def) and changing the title to reflect Blu-Ray rather than hd-dvd.
     
  7. Shane Martin

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    Why would he continually say HD DVD though?? I know MGM owns the release(unless something has changed) so why would he continue to mention HD DVD?
     
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    Maybe he doesn't know the difference between the two formats?
     
  9. Mark Walker

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    While the comment suggests the film was shot 1.33:1 and projected 1.85:1, the current DVD was PAN AND SCAN, not open matte.


    This is obvious from looking at the chapter menu on the current DVD: One can see image included on the right and left sides of the chapter frames (which appear widescreen) that is absent in the 1.33:1 actual video.
     
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    Also the writing in the book in the opening of the film (as per the current DVD) has many of the words & letters cropped-out of the picture.
     
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    This is a rather Bipolar disorder thread. First HD DVD, then Blu Ray. I'm so confused. [​IMG]
     
  12. Carlo Medina

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    I'll be happy just to finally get an OAR of one of my favorite animated films.
     
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    They only release later MGM content (post 1986), Warner does the remainder. Except for MGM/UA films, of which The Secert of Nihm is. THis will make the film a BD only release.
     
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    This was a United Artists release, thus clearly in MGM territory.
     
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    Finally OAR!

    So is this the first traditionally hand animated title to hit HD-DVD or BD?
     
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    Depends on how soon it hits. If Disney gets a traditional hand-animated feature out before, you'll have your answer, but defintiely one of the first announced.
     
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    Definitely great news. I never bought the DVD because it was P&S.
     
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    Great news, and hopefully the remaster will be a quality one. The original DVD release has some serious problems in a few scenes (bad transfer?), but I really enjoy the movie so I have it. Can't wait for this one on BD.

    The DVD release isn't P&S is it? I didn't notice any digital panning, I thought it was just reformated for 4:3.
     
  19. Stephen_J_H

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    Others claim to see cropping. I can't comment because I couldn't bring myself to buy the current DVD.
     
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    I am still hoping there will be a Blu Ray release planned for N.I.M.H., there aren't a huge # of anumated features released on BD yet... so I would defin. take NIMH as well as Watership Down if WB's can do the BD correctly... would be nice not to have these films looking interlaced esp Watership Down.
     

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