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

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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   Dick



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Posted August 31 2001 - 10:15 AM

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 of 17 OFFLINE   Peter Overduin

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Posted August 31 2001 - 11:48 AM

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.

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Posted August 31 2001 - 02:27 PM

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. ------------------ "This movie has warped my fragile little mind."

#4 of 17 OFFLINE   Greg Rakaska

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Posted September 01 2001 - 07:30 PM

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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Posted September 01 2001 - 07:39 PM

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#6 of 17 OFFLINE   Peter Overduin

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Posted September 01 2001 - 09:55 PM

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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#7 of 17 OFFLINE   Brian E

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Posted September 01 2001 - 10:16 PM


...the other two are NOT


If by the other two you mean The Hobbit and Return of the King they are 4x3 just like they should be.



#8 of 17 OFFLINE   Moe Maishlish

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Posted September 02 2001 - 08:08 AM

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... Moe.
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#9 of 17 OFFLINE   Rob Gillespie

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Posted September 02 2001 - 08:13 AM

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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Posted September 17 2001 - 03:45 AM

I decided to wait and check the UK R2 version, and am now glad I did - it will be boxed with a poster and "making of" book.

Details at http://www.r2-dvd.or....articleId=2721

#11 of 17 OFFLINE   Hendrik


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Posted September 17 2001 - 04:12 AM

"...According to the PR the disk will be 1.85:1... " ...but not anamorphic? ... . . . ? . . .

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Posted September 17 2001 - 04:27 AM

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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Posted September 17 2001 - 12:06 PM


If by the other two you mean The Hobbit and Return of the King they are 4x3 just like they should be.


Yes, these "other" two are both 4:3.

I was kind of disappointed at the mono soundtrack on The Hobbit, but I still love the movie. I noticed that in certain scenes, there seemed to be some sound FX missing...odd. I wonder where the soundtrack they used came from?

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Posted September 17 2001 - 12:50 PM


Yes, these "other" two are both 4:3.

[quote]Which is good, considering that's there OAR.

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#15 of 17 OFFLINE   Marty M

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Posted September 17 2001 - 04:10 PM


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


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Posted September 17 2001 - 04:33 PM

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Posted September 17 2001 - 04:53 PM

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