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#1 of 26 OFFLINE   Kevin Phillips

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Posted February 19 2004 - 05:33 AM

Serial Mom is one of those "guilty pleasure" movies I'd like to pick up. However, according to Amazon, its full-screen only. Can someone tell me if that's correct and if so whether its P&S or open-matte?

I'd like to pick it up, preferably in wide screen but I could go along with an open-matte.

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#2 of 26 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted February 19 2004 - 05:38 AM

I've been dying to get Serial Mom and Cry Baby on DVD, but have been holding out seeing how they have no extras. The John Waters New Line releases all have great commentaries, and I'd hope that Universal would revisit these 2 to fill in the John Waters Collection gap.

Maybe they could do a franchise release? These are both released buy universal, right?

#3 of 26 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted February 19 2004 - 05:41 AM

It's 1.66:1 widescreen. Can't remember if it's anamorphic or not. Don't worry, it's not Full-Frame. It's a misprint.

The DVD also has a commentary by John Waters, and tons of TV-spots and I believe some interviews... all not mentioned on the package...

#4 of 26 OFFLINE   Kevin Phillips

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Posted February 19 2004 - 05:49 AM

It's 1.66:1 widescreen. Can't remember if it's anamorphic or not. Don't worry, it's not Full-Frame. It's a misprint.


That's great to hear. Thanks!

#5 of 26 OFFLINE   Mark Cappelletty

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Posted February 19 2004 - 06:37 AM

I'm pretty sure it's anamorphic. It's a good disc.

#6 of 26 OFFLINE   StevenW

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Posted February 19 2004 - 07:20 AM

This DVD is NOT Anamorphic.

#7 of 26 OFFLINE   Dustin Harrison

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Posted February 19 2004 - 01:00 PM

It's on my wish list to get.

Both Empire and Deep Discount say it's 1:33

So is it a misprint on the DVD or the websites?

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Posted February 19 2004 - 01:36 PM

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So is it a misprint on the DVD or the websites?


On the websites as the DVD packaging makes no mention of the OAR at all.


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#9 of 26 OFFLINE   Francois Caron

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Posted February 19 2004 - 02:49 PM

I had the disc. It is 1.66:1, but NOT anamorphic.

#10 of 26 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted February 19 2004 - 10:51 PM

I checked the case again last night. It's not stated ANYWHERE on the packaging at all.

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Posted February 20 2004 - 01:57 AM

Posted Image It's widescreen??? I've gone without it for like 3 years now because I thought it was full screen! Ah well, another LD finally bites the dust.

#12 of 26 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted February 20 2004 - 05:07 AM

Yeah. I waited a few months before reading somewhere online that it was wide, and finally decided to risk it. Well worth it. I got it for like 10 bucks...

#13 of 26 OFFLINE   Kevin Phillips

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Posted February 20 2004 - 05:57 AM

I saw it at Fries a while ago and, as was already mentioned, the box said nothing at all about it's aspect ratio. Now I'm kicking myself for not getting it at the time. Damn funny movie.

#14 of 26 OFFLINE   Mark Walker

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Posted February 20 2004 - 06:02 AM

The commentary by Waters on the DVD is pretty good, too.

The oddest thing I remember is that he mis-Identified the female rock band and "The Camel Lips," when, of course, they would be "The Camel Toes" based on their groin enhancements.

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#15 of 26 OFFLINE   Dmitry

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Posted February 20 2004 - 09:58 AM

Just to confirm one more time — despite nothing on the packaging, the disc is indeed 1.66 non-anamorphic widescreen.
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#16 of 26 OFFLINE   Mark Cappelletty

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Posted February 20 2004 - 10:35 AM

Sorry guys, I was at work when I posted that. I checked and Dmitry is right. My bad.

#17 of 26 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted August 23 2004 - 10:34 AM

Thanks for the info everyone.
Picked this up for $5.50 today and then, at home, started searching the package for the aspect ratio. It is not there.
Good to know I won't have to return this.

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#18 of 26 OFFLINE   Steve Armbrust

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Posted August 24 2004 - 08:18 AM

I got this movie from the $5.50 bin at Wal-Mart. And although it says nothing about aspect ratio on the back, the movie I have is FULL SCREEN. Now, maybe there are multiple versions, but I'm not sure how you'd tell them apart.

BTW Mark, on the commentary, Waters does mention "Camel Toes" and how that is an alternate to the "Camel Lips" name he used for the band.

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Posted August 24 2004 - 10:21 AM

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And although it says nothing about aspect ratio on the back, the movie I have is FULL SCREEN.
Full Screen is the only version available.

It crops beautifully zoomed in on a 16x9 screen. It's obvious that it was shot full frame but composed so it could be masked in theaters.

Of course a new anamorphic transfer would be nice, but at this price I'm very happy with this title.
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#20 of 26 OFFLINE   Julian Lalor

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Posted August 24 2004 - 10:39 AM

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Full Screen is the only version available.


Then why is my copy 1.66:1?





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