"Wake of Death" - Anamorphic?

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  1. Chris Joyner

    Chris Joyner Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anyone know if this is anamorphic? It's a Sony Columbia TriStar release, but the back cover says it is letterbox. This is a new Van Damme movie that I heard was pretty good, I just don't want to watch it if it is not. Thanks.
     
  2. stephen^wilson

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    I'm afraid the back of the cover is indeed correct.The film isn't anamorphic.I was very dissapointed when i noticed this,i couldn't believe that they would still release a new film on dvd without it being anamorphic.That said,i didn't find the quality suffered too much when i zoomed it up to fill the screen and i certainly thought the movie was much better that some of the recent Van Damme efforts like In Hell and Derailed.
     
  3. Luis S

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    Are you sure stephen? It played just fine on my widescreen set.Looked anamorphic to me. [​IMG]

    Luis S
     
  4. stephen^wilson

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    I'm 100% positive that it's not anamoprphic.I just double checked it incase i was mistaken but definately not anamorphic ,even say on the back of the box 1.78:1 4x3 letterbox.
     
  5. ChristianB

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    Looked like 2.35:1 Anamorphic to me (can't positively remember). Will have to double check. Anyone else?

    Not sure if I trust C/T packaging lately. [​IMG]

    Christian
     
  6. Luis S

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    Thats what Im saying. When I watched it ,the image was fine. It was proportioned and clear as it should be. Sounds like mislabling to me as well. Decent flick btw. [​IMG]

    Later,

    Luis S
     
  7. stephen^wilson

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    2.35:1 anamorphic? mine certainly isn't. 1.78:1 non amamorphic and i'd bet my life on it.
     
  8. Aaron Silverman

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    Stephen, are you watching the region 1 or region 2 release? Perhaps they're different.

    Stander, which Sony released a few weeks ago, did not say anamorphic on the case but it actually was. One of the screeners I have for next week's releases (I think it's Silver City) also doesn't say anamorphic on the back, but I haven't checked it yet. They may just be getting sloppy with the packaging.
     
  9. ChristianB

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    Checked the DVD, and it's indeed non-anamorphic. However the aspect ratio looks more like 1.85:1

    Anyone else?

    Christian
     
  10. stephen^wilson

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    Thanks christian.It's the region 1 disc i have.Non-anamorphic as i said before
     

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