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Is the Neverending Story in Danger of P&S?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by MikeEckman, Aug 7, 2001.

  1. MikeEckman

    MikeEckman Screenwriter

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    Considering what has happened with Willy Wonka, this worries me that another film I loved as a child that is being released by Warner might get the same treatment.
    Does anyone know if The Neverending Story will still be widescreen? God I hope so. It being released exactly one week after Willy Wonka, so, I guess we'll just have to see.
     
  2. Matt_Stevens

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    It is supposed to be 16x9, but who knows now.
    I point you to this thread I started. I believe we can fight back and send a clear message to Warner. But not if we just sit on our hands. We need to sit on our cash, people.
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  3. CharlesD

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    It was announced as being 1:2.35 & 16x9 enhanced, but then again Wonka was announced as having a widescreen transfer. It seems that we can't trust Warner to tell us the truth about their products. Why they would lie about this is beyond me.
    Personally I am very concerned that Neverending story will turn out to be Pan & Scan only.. and there can't be a lame "it's really just open matte" fig leaf excuse for this one either.
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  4. MikeEckman

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    Oh, I already posted my opinions on the Wonka message board that Warner setup, I signed the petition, posted some posts here, emailed Warner my displeasure, and most importantly, cancelled my preorder of this disc from CDNow.
     
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    Why would WB P&S Neverending Story?
    They haven't P&S'ed any scope films, so why this one?
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  6. MikeEckman

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    Because its "family entertainment". Theyre trying to stupify things for J6Ps.
     
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  8. Larry Bevil

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    I can assure you if this title is pan and scan, I won't be buying it.
     
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    quote: Why would WB P&S Neverending Story?
    They haven't P&S'ed any scope films, so why this one?[/quote]
    DVDfile said they wanted to P/S the Goonies...another 2.35 title, except the director got personally involved and insisted they release it 16x9 widescreen.
    There is reason to worry about Neverending Story. We should definitely write letters and do all that we can.
    Maybe there was a shift in personnel at Warner in their "family" department or maybe some committee or persons just finally decided to flex their muscles after keeping in the shadows for a time.
    Whatever the reason, Neverending Story is in danger. Please call/write WB and let them know you want it OAR and 16x9.
    -dave
    [Edited last by DaViD Boulet on August 07, 2001 at 02:49 PM]
     
  10. Kyle McKnight

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    They received my concern over this title when I wrote in to let them know I canceled my preorder for WWATCF, and would also cancel this one if the go P&S or OM.
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    What's going on at Warner these days?
    P&S only releases, talk about short-sighted release policy!
    BTW Kyle, I love your sig-pic! [​IMG]
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    I noticed that The Neverending Story is available for preorder on the WB web site, so I e-mailed their customer service enquiring whether the DVD was in widescreen.
    Their reply
     
  13. Kyle McKnight

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    Artur Meinild, I just want to point out my sig pic is taken from thedigitalbits.com.
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  14. Antonio_M

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    I am DYING to hear word on this already. Official news on ratio. [​IMG]
    No way am I seeing the land of phantasia butchered.
    Second, the disc is barebones with 2.0 sound. I can't imagine it sporting pan and scan only. Plus imagine if they cut out that horse death scene in which some jabronies said it was too graphic and grotesque.
     
  15. Matt_Stevens

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    Fact is, there is no reason why BOTH versions cannot be released on one disc. It's a 90 minute film and can easily be RSDL or duel sided, like countles other Warner releases.
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    It is a shame this great movie is not getting a feature packed disc.
    It bothers me when movies that deserve the full DVD treatment don't get it.
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    This is also one I'm worried about, nevermind the fact that it has zero extra features, but if it has P&S only, I will be one pissed off dude.
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  18. Antonio_M

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    Imagine this:
    1) Pan and Scam
    2) 2.0 sound only
    3) No features, Nada, sterile disc
    4) Snapper Crapper
    Now, why would would I want to get rid of the VHS version? Sure there is wear and tear, but for the sake of not rewinding anymore? I don't think so. [​IMG]
    [Edited last by Antonio_M on August 09, 2001 at 03:12 PM]
     
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    Has anyone seen any recent public opinion polls on the subject WS versus P&S? I'd be interested to hear what the majority of Americans (and the world) think of this issue.
     
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