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Would you buy one of your Fav. Movies if it was ONLY on P&S DVD?.... I Did :(

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Marc Carra, Apr 29, 2002.

  1. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Well-Known Member

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    I had been waiting for more than half a year for Willy Wonka, and I was pretty crushed when I learned it was pan and scam only, but I held out, and was eventually rewarded.
     
  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Well-Known Member

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    I did buy Sorcerer which is presented full frame. Not sure about its OAR.

    Edit: oh yeah, and The Commitments. :b
     
  3. Joseph Bolus

    Joseph Bolus Well-Known Member

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    I only own one: Doc Hollywood (purchased in late 1998).
    I needed a Michael J. Fox movie on DVD (my wife's a big fan of his) and I didn't really feel that Mars Attacks! qualified.
    I can tell you that I certainly DO NOT enjoy viewing this movie on my 96" 16:9 FPTV system and I will never, ever purchase a P&S film on DVD again.
    NEVER!!!
     
  4. Mark_Wilson

    Mark_Wilson Well-Known Member

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    Nope, I'd buy the widescreen version from overseas (if available).
     
  5. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Well-Known Member

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    If it's open matte for sure like The Shining or Help!, I'll get it.

    I won't buy a disc if it's cropped incorectly, though.
     
  6. Dave Anderson

    Dave Anderson Well-Known Member

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    I love widescreen as much as the next guy, but in the end I'm going to do what I have to do in order to own a movie I like. If that means buying P&S, so be it.

    I have a laserdisc collection. If a new remastered DVD comes out that is P&S only, and the laserdisc with an inferior transfer from many years ago is widescreen, I'll keep the laserdisc. But if it's not on laserdisc, or the laserdisc is also P&S, I'll buy the P&S DVD.

    I can sit down and still enjoy a movie in P&S. Yes, I know I'm missing portions, sometimes large portions, of the picture. What else are you going to do? I'm not going to NOT watch a movie I love simply because my only available viewing choice is P&S. That' in my opinion, is ridiculous.
     
  7. Angelo

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    I bought "The Commitments", I had no choice. I love the movie, and there wasn't a widescreen option. The funny part is the they listed pan and scan as a bonus feature. That's Fox for you.
     
  8. Edwin-S

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    Nope. I wanted to get "Secret of NIMH" but MGM released it as a P&S only title. It can sit on the store shelf and rot. There are lots of other movies I like in OAR that I can pick up.
     
  9. Patrick Larkin

    Patrick Larkin Well-Known Member

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    Pan and Scan, no. Full frame, yes.
    The Shining
    Full Metal Jacket
    Eyes Wide Shut
     
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    Never!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    After all the trouble I'm going to to save up the money to format MY screen to fit their movies, why are they sabotaging me? [​IMG]
     
  12. george kaplan

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    I bought this from a mail order place. I love this film. I saw it was p&s. I returned it unopened and got a refund. I do not own this movie, but will buy it as soon as it comes out OAR.
     
  13. Jack Briggs

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    I meant to say happy gilmore... not billy madison. :b
     
  15. Joe Schwartz

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    Nope, I still haven't given in to the Dark Side. I'm waiting patiently for OAR versions of these P&S discs:
    A Christmas Story
    The Commitments
    The Jerk
    The Karate Kid
    True Stories
    Warlock
     
  16. Steven L

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    P&S never. Full frame, I've only got one: Full Metal Jacket, but I watch that in Theater Wide 2 format. If they ever brought it out in anamorphic 1.85 format, I get it and dump the full frame version.
     
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    I haven't bought any pan & scan discs yet. I hope to be able to hold out when the muppets discs come out.
     
  18. Chris M

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    The only P&S movie I own is Transformers: The Movie. But I relented because Rhino guaranteed that they COULD NOT get a widescreen version since the original film was damaged too badly (or something).
    I'm still waiting for:
    Twins
    The Karate Kid
    The Shadow
    To be released in Widescreen.
    Chris.
     
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    Purple Rain, which I believe is open matte.
     
  20. Dan Hitchman

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    I will not. Period.

    You can't be weak. The studios love it when they can say they are right and film purists will buy pan and scan videos if they can't get it any other way.

    What they need to see is that if DVDs were all OAR then they would still sell like hotcakes.

    Dan
     

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