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Won't pre-order LOTR until I know for sure...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dick, Aug 31, 2001.

  1. Dick

    Dick Well-Known Member

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    There are rumors, plus a fairly convincing scan, on various threads indicating that LOTR is, in fact, anamorphic widescreen, but I will not be convinced until someone with more than a few posts (one of this forum's regulars) says that this is true. I'll probably just wait until I see the box myself.
     
  2. Peter Overduin

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    Agreed; there are too many other titles I really want that are presented in the way I want them, in the 4th quarter. I am just looking for an excuse not to buy them. Pan and Scan would do it.
     
  3. Mark Zimmer

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    Same here. I'm suspicious of that scan and the lack of any verification just underlines that. When you add that this story was broken by someone with no prior history at DVD Talk, the whole thing just reeks. I'm resigned to not buying this P&S abomination, but will be happy to do so if it turns out it's widescreen.
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  4. Greg Rakaska

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    Just bought it in Indianapolis today. Will be watching it in a few minutes, but I did check and it is widescreen! Packaging is exactly as described in that "other" thread.
     
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    Be sure to let us know!
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    The latest that I have been able to determine is that LOTR IS anamorphic and widescreen, the other two are NOT.
     
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    I just watched the first hour of LOTR (animated obviously).
    Widescreen - Yes.
    Anamorphic - ? I don't have a 16:9 TV.
    I would assume however that it is anamorphic... yes, I know that many of you would argue "...in the past..." or "... it's warner...", but I would bet a fair bit of money that it is in fact anamorphic.
    Happy trails...
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    Moe, if you want to check for 16:9 enhancement, change your player's output to 16: and you should see everything looking tall and thin (if the disc is enhanced).
     
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    "...According to the PR the disk will be 1.85:1... "
    ...but not anamorphic? ...
    . . . ? . . .
     
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    We have the R1 version of LotR. It IS anamorphic, okay?
    But now my wife's gonna be sore when she hears about the goodies on the R2 release. Oh, shoot...
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