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The Aristocats 2-Disc SE - March 27th

Discussion in 'DVD' started by yamiiguy, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. yamiiguy

    yamiiguy Member

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    An insert in the Cinderella 3 DVD:
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    Still not sure whether to import or wait for a UK release though.
    Source
     
  2. CameronMcC

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    great news. One of my daughters favorites.
     
  3. MatthewA

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    Not too crazy about that cover art.

    Before we get into the aspect ratio debate, let me tell you that when the Library of Congress screened this film in 2005 as part of their cat film series, they used an original IB Technicolor print, and screened it at a weird ratio. They claimed the print itself was matted, but the projectionist showed it at what looked like 2:1, and it was definitely overmatted.
     
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    I agree. The characters should at least be rendered in the same style in which they were drawn for the film. Those cats on the cover look much more three-dimensional than they do in the film.

    And, Thomas O'Malley cat looks a little "off" to me. Maybe its just the color...
     
  5. MatthewA

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    Glad to see I'm not the only one who doesn't like the attempts at faux-depth rendering of 2-dimensional characters.
     
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    How typical. They WOULD wait until I bought the original release... [​IMG]
     
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    you may be glad you did if this disc takes the robin hood approach
     
  8. MatthewA

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    But with 2 discs, and the way they've been going with extras on non-Platinums, it's possible they could do a widescreen/fullscreen combo.
     
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    Just tried the link cited at the bottom of the insert pictured in Post #1:

    aristocatsdvd.com

    Doesn't work. Release date is only a couple of months away.
     
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    I've always hated that. The characters on Disney video cover art haven't looked like they look in the films for at least 20 years. There are longstanding bad habits/traditions entrenched in the product art department (or whatever it's called) that I really wish would be shaken up.
     
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    Damn, I thought this was about the Paul Provenza documentary The Aristocrats...
     
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    Theatrical projected ratio was 1.85:1......

    Dugger
     
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    ...and...we're off! [​IMG]
     
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    couldn't resist.....

    Dugger
     
  15. Stephen_J_H

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    MY guess is that this'll wind up in 1.78:1, given that it's a "new digital transfer", and that previous experience tells me this was meant to be projected 1.75:1.
     
  16. yamiiguy

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    As you might have already expected, The Aristocats: 2-Disc Special Edition will not be making the March 27th release date announced in an insert inside Cinderella III. BVHE has yet to set a new date, but a spring release is still possible. The DVD's first video preview will be found on Peter Pan: Platinum Edition next month.

    from ultimatedisney.com

    well that's dissapointing [​IMG]
     
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    I always thought the release date was too close to both Cinderella III and Peter Pan. I'd betting this will be a late spring/early summer release.
     
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    At least the delay is not so they can think of an inane "edition" name for the disc.

    In case you were wondering, Disney just pulled the plug on "Aristocats 2".
     
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