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Trees Lounge fans, beware!!

Discussion in 'DVD' started by brianacook, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. brianacook

    brianacook Stunt Coordinator

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    I just received the "new" version of Trees Lounge that was released yesterday. Although this version was supposed to have been identical to the prior release with only a price reduction, that is not the case. It is a full-frame version with no supplemental material.

    Brian
     
  2. Michael St. Clair

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    Holy shit,

    The mainstream acceptance of the DVD format is now affecting art films.

    'Trees Lounge' is OAR on laserdisc. I miss the niche.
     
  3. Eric Peterson

    Eric Peterson Screenwriter

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    You've got to be kidding me. Some marketing genius actually thinks that J6P wants "Trees Lounge"! Whoever that is should be immediately fired!

    Thanks for the warning!
     
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    I guess that makes the original unhacked version OOP. These are getting to be dark days for DVD.
     
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  6. brianacook

    brianacook Stunt Coordinator

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    The one I got was preordered from Amazon. I haven't actually put it in the player because I will be returning it, but the box clearly says it is full frame. Plus it lists no extras.

    Hasn't anyone else received or purchased this "new" version yet besides me?

    Brian
     
  7. Tom Rhea

    Tom Rhea Second Unit

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  8. Andrew Walsh

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    I looked at this today at Future shop and had the same reaction, but when I looked at the graphic with the full frame/anamorphic comparison, it clearly said, "This film is presented in Full Frame, which is the intended aspect ratio." Maybe Buscemi pulled a Kubrick and shot it with the intention of 4:3 being the final version, and it was matted for the theatrical version. Maybe someone can compare the two.

    It would have been nice to have the Hayden video though. That would have made me buy the disc.
     
  9. Jeff Ulmer

    Jeff Ulmer Producer

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    The old Pioneer version I have is widescreen (and labeled as such), has commentary and music videos on it.
     
  10. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Screenwriter

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    In a weird reversal of this, I saw Artisan's new release of the old Pioneer title "After Dark My Sweet," which was formerly released full-frame but is now 16x9 WS (the packaging says 1.85:1, but I swear it was 2.35:1 theatrically). I sold my old version a few weeks ago and will likely grab this one at some point.
     
  11. Patrick Mirza

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    I can't believe that Artisan would think Trees Lounge is popular enough to be released fullscreen... is DVD becoming so mainstream that nothing is safe from the dreaded "altered to fit this screen" disclaimer?!?
     
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    So, is there no Widescreen version of Trees Lounge on DVD? I thought I saw one and it was widescreen, but I could be mistaken.
     
  13. Jeff

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    Brain, you wouldn't by chance have 4x3 Pan & Scan selected on your DVD player would you? Maybe Trees Lounge uses the Pan & Scan on the fly feature. Thus changing to 4x3 Widescreen, you will see it in 1.85:1

    Just a thought.

    Jeff
     
  14. John Stone

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    I just picked up the old OOP widescreen version, which also has the Buscemi commentary. I found it on half.com, factory sealed. There are still some out there, but I'll bet they are going to be snatched up pretty quick.
     
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    And I thought I was the only who'd seen this movie! :b

    I'm glad I have the old release. Only paid ten bucks for it, too!
     
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    Would the statement: There is no anamorphic widescreen version of this film, be correct?
     
  18. Ted Todorov

    Ted Todorov Screenwriter

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    So has anyone physically checked out this new version? Artisan/Alliance has screwed up the packaging before, but it just boggles my mind that they would have screwed us over so royally yet again, especially when the older version HAS all the extras. Maybe I'll try to convince the peons at FS to open it up and let me check it out.
     
  20. Mike Breslin

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    I checked the new Artisan DVD. It is fullscreen. The packaging is correct.

    Mike
     

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