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WB: what other films are "family oriented"??

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Patrick Mirza, Aug 19, 2001.

  1. Patrick Mirza

    Patrick Mirza Well-Known Member

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    So what else do we get to clinch our buttcheeks for, waiting for the inevitable "family pan and scan" version??
    Iron Giant SE?
    Harry Potter?
    I just pray that WB doesn't suddenly decide Blade Runner SE and Goodfellas SE are family oriented films!
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  2. Jeffrey Gray

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    Here's an incomplete list of WB family titles not yet available on DVD that we can expect in full frame (whether open-matte or pan-and-scan):
    Gay Purr-ee
    The Incredible Mr. Limpet
    The Phantom Tollbooth
    Watership Down (which, although animated, isn't really a family title (it's a bit too violent to be a family title), though WB will probably mis-market it as one)
    The Nutcracker Prince
    Rover Dangerfield
    Free Willy (all 3 films)
    Tom and Jerry: The Movie
    Dennis the Menace
    Little Giants
    Cats Don't Dance
    Any more?
    [Edited last by Jeffrey Gray on August 19, 2001 at 12:10 AM]
    [Edited last by Jeffrey Gray on August 19, 2001 at 07:07 PM]
     
  3. Jeffrey Forner

    Jeffrey Forner Well-Known Member

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    All I can say is, if Warner releases a Special Edition of The Iron Giant in Pan & Scan, I am absolutely going to treasure the widescreen version I own right now. Not that I don't already, but it will probably mean more for me to have that amazing movie the way it should be watched.
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  4. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Well-Known Member

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    Yeah...Blade Runner and GoodFellas are in near danger of being pan & scanned (for BR) and fullscreened (for GoodFellas) given that they're rated R.
    I guess that's why South Park is in children's video sections in rental outlets.
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    We only need to be concerned with G/PG family titles because WB obviously does this with family movies most of the time.
    I'd like to add that Cats Don't Dance was filmed HARD-MATTED, so a fullscreen transfer would be real pan & scan.
    Just say no to cropping. Say yes to matting.
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  5. JohnS

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    ah man,
    I was looking foward in getting Dennis the Menace 16x9 [​IMG]
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  6. Don Myles

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    Given how effective WB's market research seems to be. I am awaiting the results of their survey on what the consumer thinks is a family movie and what they do not.
    Might be interesting to see if J6P down at the local Wal Mart thinks Goodfellas is a good family movie - or he even knows what Goodfellas is!!
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    Hey, don't worry just about "family" titles. Just wait till WB does some more highly scientific surveys and determines that most of their customers prefer P&S for all DVD titles. See ya later, widescreen. [​IMG]
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  8. george kaplan

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    There may come a time when WB does a survey of it's customers and finds 100% prefer p&s on all titles. And it'll be true, because the hundreds of thousands of people who prefer OAR will no longer be WB customers, and those left will all be p&s preferers. Of course, the WB execs will still be baffled at how they're now selling less product than before when fewer people owned dvd players.
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  9. Calvin Watts III

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    Back when Pokemon was the biggest thing going, Warner decided, and did, release the 1st Pokemon movie in P&S. The 2nd movie, and the newly released 3rd were done in the same way. This might be one of the reasons why Warner thinks that all the "family films" should be done that way.
    I wonder just how many of those DVD's were sold anyways......hmmmmmmm
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  10. LukeB

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    Hope none of you liked "Osmosis Jones" because it seems to me that's next to get the chop-and-crop treatment....and it's a 2.35:1 film, so close to 50%...GONE. WB is suck.
     
  11. Jeffrey Gray

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    I think Osmosis Jones (and Iron Giant, and Neverending Story) are safe. WB has never released a pan-and-scan-only DVD of a 2.35:1 Panavision film, and they probably won't any time soon.
     
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    I think they may also have The Boy Who Could Fly in their catalog, a film which I would buy if, and only if, it were released in OAR.
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  13. Patrick Mirza

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    quote: WB has never released a pan-and-scan-only DVD of a 2.35:1 Panavision film, and they probably won't any time soon. [/quote]
    Yeah, but there'a always that first time for everything!
    If you had told me a month ago that WB would dump any 16x9 transfer from a SE (let alone WONKA -- which took some time and energy to put together), I would have said you were nuts.
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  14. Mark Zimmer

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    How anyone can trust WB to do the right thing by Iron Giant and Neverending Story just because they're 2.35:1 is beyond me. We had explicit promises from them that they would issue Friends and South Park in season sets, not this Best Of crap, and they reneged on that completely. Their word is not as good as that of Hitler at the Munich Conference, IMHO. "It's just a piece of paper!"
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    OK, I was remembering it a bit more explicitly than was the case. Re: Friends, here is the 1/16/01 Digital Bits comment related to the "Best of" issue:
     
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    I just thought of this..what about Innerspace??
    Wouldn't W.B. consider this 'family orinated'?
    Now if they do decided to P&S this, it would be quite interesting since the laserdiscs and I think even the video was Letterbox, and at the begining it stated how important widescreen was in presenting this movie!!!
    Also, wouldn't it be agreat time to release Innerspace on DVD, when they release Osmosis Jones???
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  19. Will K

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    I noticed the other day that Purple Rain is pan and scam. Hmmmm...must be a family film. Sounds like one. The kids loved it.
     

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