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Master of Disguise - Pan & Scan

Discussion in 'DVD' started by AaronJB, Jan 11, 2003.

  1. AaronJB

    AaronJB Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to let everyone who is planning on pre-ordering this movie (please don't if you were), Columbia/Tristar's DVD only offers a pan & scan version - unfortunately, no anamorphic widescreen.

    As for the movie, I wish I had my 80 minutes (65 + 15 minutes of outtakes at the end of the movie) back.

    On a happier family film-related note, "Free Willy: 10th Anniversary" only includes a very nice 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen presentation.
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

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    To be honest, that's probably Nickelodeon's choice, rather than the distributor. And isn't this a Paramount title?
     
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    Did Nickelodeon have anything to do with Master of Disguise? It was produced by Adam Sandler's company and they've seemed to always work with Sony in the past, so I think it's strictly a Columbia decision and release.

    Certainly, I have no intention of buying this unseen, but it's disturbing when a major studio release does this. Particularly, Columbia/TriStar who's never messed with new theatrical releases like this before.
     
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    I thought this was going to be widescreen. At amazon.com it says widescreen. Is this from a preview copy, Aaron?

    Man, if this is true I wish I would have seen it in the theater. I was going to go and watch it, but then I decided I'd wait and rent the DVD. Bummer, I guess I won't be seeing this movie.
     
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    Only "Perfect" and "Ishtar" have I hated more than this movie.
     
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    Master of Disquise deserves a P&S-only CED Selectavision release and that's it.

    That valuable DVD resources are going to this piece of s%#@ is an abomination! A blasphemy!
     
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    Amazon.com, Yahoo Shopping, Laser's Edge, and Deep Discount DVD all state that Master of Disguise willl include both a 16x9 letterbox and pan & scan transfer.

    Amazon.com, Yahoo Shopping, DVDPlanet and DVD.com all state that Free Willy 3 will be in 16x9 Widescreen.

    So don't worry until a reputable review site posts the information.
     
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    I believe you. But I have not heard of you before, and I don't read your newspaper, so I have no way to judge if you are a reliable source or not. Most people would require proof before making a final decision on whether or not to buy the product.

    Also, DVDfile has stated that Free Willy 3 will be in Widescreen, so if it is not included, it was dropped at the last minitue, as they did with Willy Wonka.

    Willy Wonka, Free Willy? hmmm....I notice a trend.
     
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    The pan and scan choice is because the movie is being marketed to kids (which was intended to be the key demographic anyway).

    But it's adults, not kids, that demand pan and scan. Whenever I have my nephews or nieces over, we will often watch a movie (always wide screen on a standard TV) and they have NEVER once even questioned it. Kids are very accepting by nature. I say, start them when they're young. Release all children's movies in OAR!
     
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    Am I not OAR enough for the OAR Club? OAR! OAR!
     
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    While this forum is pro-OAR, this is a thread about "The Master of Disguise", and all rules are off when this film is involved. [​IMG]
    If only this could be run at full frame with the entire apeture exposed. Due to my hatred of the film, when I was hanging out at my local theater last summer, I projected this 1.85:1 film at a local theater with the masking all the way down to the frameline, spotting boommikes, hard mattes, camera flaps and the odd hand throughout. More fun than anything that was going on in the safe zone, and no one even noticed it was out of frame. [​IMG]
    Jason
     

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