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U.S. version of Monsters Inc. sold in Vancouver,Canada?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Henry Woo, Sep 11, 2002.

  1. Henry Woo

    Henry Woo Active Member

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    It sounds like the U.S. version of Monsters Inc. is preferable to the Canadian version. For example, the Canadian version is missing the full screen version of the movie plus the sound fx track. This was done I believe to include the french soundtrack.

    Does anyone know if any store in Vancouver, Canada would be carrying the U.S. version? I know that I can order it online. The former route is just easier.
     
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    Kyle McKnight Well-Known Member

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  3. Joseph J.D

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    How about the Toronto area?....Don't leave us in the dark- We want the American version too! [​IMG] I want the SFX track...no french please.
     
  4. Chris Bardon

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    Is there any information about what differences there are between the canadian and US versions? I'm not all that concerned about the lack of full frame, but I want to know if the transfer will be compromised, or if the all-important "for the birds" short will be intact (it wasn't listed on the Entertainment Warehouse description).
     
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  7. Daniel J

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    The differences are listed in most of the other Mi. threads on this forum.
    I believe the main ones are:

    -Short features duplicated on the first disc

    -no tallscreen transfer

    -no SFX only audio track

    -french language track

    Anyone find any more?
     
  8. Jay Mitchosky

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    I'm battling with myself whether or not I should get this locally or from a US retailer. The fact that there is no "tallscreen" (love that) version is actually a beautiful thing. The sound effects track is interesting to listen to but only for novelty purposes. So long as the packaging is not ruined with bilingual text and the transfer has not been compromised I'll likely just buy it here.
     
  9. James Reader

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    I see not beauty in the loss of the Full Screen transfer because based on other threads on this board, the bitrate on the widescreen version is exactly the same as the US version.

    I can see no logic for removing the Full Screen version from this release (and the additional Sound Effects only track) only to add a single French Language Track and make no other improvements. It doesn't even have French subtitles!

    This release should have had a DTS soundtrack.
     
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    Ditto that, and the removal of the tallscreen transfer should have freed up enough room to accomodate that dts soundtrack.
    See my poll on this matter here
     
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    guess I will be going to the States again next week. Good thing too, only 1 hour drive away.

    Ian
     
  12. Jeff

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    Is the effects only track really important? I mean, this is all were really missing up here. Disney only puts a small "Version francaise incluse" on their covers so there will be no billingual cover.



    Jeff
     
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    The effects track isn't really that important; however, it could be good for a few laughs and for testing your speakers. Also, it's always nice to have the option of full-screen for children watching on a small TV. Besides, I have absolutely no use for the french track as I am not bilingual. So, I will most likely do the drive south as well.
     
  14. Jeff

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    IMO, children should not be raised on pan & scan. Otherwise we'll just have a whole new generation that will have to be converted over. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm heading down south next week for a conference and planned on picking up a copy of Monsters Inc.
    If there is interest, I'll be willing to pickup copies for those that reside in the Vancouver area. I just want to recoup my costs. There will be no duty or shipping. Just whatever the price and exchange.
    The only thing is I won't be back till the 22nd, so if you need to have your movie on release day, I can't help you.
    So drop me a PM or email if you are interested. I need to know how many by Tuesday.
     
  16. Paul Wu

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    Actually I need to know how many by Monday.
     
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    The Full Screen version has re-composited sequences ala Toy Story 2. It also has more info on the top and bottom for what it's worth.
     
  18. Jeff

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    This is interesting. I work at a Rogers Video store. I took home a rental copy of Monsters Inc tonight and to my surprise it's the US version. I was rather shocked when the DVD displayed the choice for WS or FS.

    It has no french track and has the effects only track. I haven't seen the rental box yet but the ones we got for sale say "Version francaise incluse", so it must be just the rental ones that are from the US. Maybe this is a mixup on Disney's part? Who knows.




    Jeff
     
  19. Joseph J.D

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    While your search goes on in Vancouver, I've looked around the Toronto area to no avail. All Canadian copies.[​IMG] However; going on a tangent here, I found an american version of A Beautiful Mind (Widescreen) at a local Zellers (there was no bilingual titles and the cover was shiny gold not dull brownish gold as on the Cdn version). Of course I picked it up.[​IMG]
    As for Monsters Inc.(U.S.), I still have a couple more places to search tommorrow before giving up and 'shuffling off to Buffalo'. [​IMG]
     

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