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Anyone know if Disney's DVD of The Black Hole will be Anamorphic, or even Widescreen?

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#1 of 21 OFFLINE   Johnny G

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Posted May 18 2004 - 11:44 PM

I see the artwork is out & about now so I wondered if this info had been announced or leaked yet.

#2 of 21 OFFLINE   Douglas R

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Posted May 19 2004 - 04:57 AM

I remember the anticipation to The Black Hole. It was supposed to be Disney's first adult, serious, science fiction film. What a joke that turned out to be! And, after waiting until the very end of the film, the actual black hole event turned out to be more like a replay of the Ave Maria sequence from Fantasia! Also, I've never understand why the dialogue is so poor. It sounds as though everyone re-dubbed their lines - perhaps they did.

#3 of 21 OFFLINE   John*C


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Posted May 19 2004 - 05:24 AM

Check this info out on August release.Posted Image http://www.amazon.co....v=glance&s=dvd

#4 of 21 OFFLINE   Johnny G

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Posted May 19 2004 - 05:30 AM

What details...it's in color?

#5 of 21 OFFLINE   Joshua Clinard

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Posted May 19 2004 - 05:41 AM

I'm hoping for Anamorphic widescreen too, of course, but no information is known at this point. When the DVD is put up on Disney's Movie Finder, then we will know.

#6 of 21 OFFLINE   John*C


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Posted May 19 2004 - 06:40 AM

I agree with Joshua I have searched every source, included are: DVDempire.com Amazon.com The Lasers Edge.com Deep Discount DVD Movies Unlimted.com Rottentomatoes.com Yahoo.com I searched until I started hitting 1999 releases then I gave up. :whew:

#7 of 21 OFFLINE   Kim Donald

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Posted May 19 2004 - 10:39 AM

The film has had a German DVD release from Disney for a few years and its in Anamorphic widescreen so hopefully Disney will release it the same in R1 kd

#8 of 21 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

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Posted May 19 2004 - 11:18 AM

There were two widescreen DVD releases a few years back on the Anchor Bay label. The first was missing the right front channel after Disney passed the wrong master on to Anchor Bay. The second release corrected that. - Steve

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Posted May 19 2004 - 12:07 PM

I now that they did make a sp/ed for LD but they killed it because Tron did not do will.

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Posted May 19 2004 - 01:45 PM

Awe shucks I just bought the "TRON" 20th anniversary 2 disc version to add to my old watched 'so' much disc, and now I find out it wasn't so popular. "The Black Hole" is the one I don't watch much at all, with the laughable robots it's too silly. :P)

#11 of 21 OFFLINE   DaViD Boulet

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Posted May 20 2004 - 04:23 AM

I've got my fingers crossed for a nice new 16x9 transfer.

I think Disney will deliver. Though it's not the best movie in the world...that red hovering robot scared the CRAP out of me as a kid and I'm really looking forward to doing this review once I get the disc.

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#12 of 21 OFFLINE   Tony Whalen

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Posted May 20 2004 - 04:46 AM

Ah yes, Maximillian. Scared the crap outta me too Dave! Now the movie is pretty silly... but I still enjoy it. I've got the previous release (the one that came in a red keepcase)... I'll wait to see the specs before I double-dip.

#13 of 21 OFFLINE   Larry P

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Posted May 20 2004 - 10:56 AM

This movie needs to have a great anamorphic widescreen print, expecially since the only thing it really has going for it is the incredible model work of the Cygnus ship. Wow, they don't build them like that anymore kiddies. The detail on this thing really far surpases any of the Star Destroyers from the Star Wars trilogy.

#14 of 21 OFFLINE   BradD


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Posted May 20 2004 - 11:07 AM

Yea, me too. Those blender blade hands scared the willies outta me.

#15 of 21 OFFLINE   Dave H

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Posted May 20 2004 - 11:33 AM

I remember having the little record and read-along-book (remember those days -- they had them for Star Wars and Indy too). The film now is silly, but certainly holds appeal if you remember it from childhood.

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Posted May 20 2004 - 03:51 PM

The Robot was the best part of this movie by far.

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Posted May 20 2004 - 04:15 PM

My best friend's mom took me and him to see The Black Hole. I loved it. And Max & Bob were great robots! I'm not so sure I want to see it again. I think I'd rather treasure my warm feelings, unencumbered by mature re-evaluation Posted Image

#18 of 21 OFFLINE   Matt Czyz

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Posted May 20 2004 - 04:47 PM

Just wanted to add my name to the "Maximillian totally creeped the hell out of me when I was younger" list we seem to have going. On the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus, in one of the cafeterias (Presidential, if you know it) there was a "choose-a-music-video-to-be-played-on-the-tv's" kiosk/station that I swear, looked like it could be a great-grandson of Maximillian. I wouldn't go near the thing.

#19 of 21 OFFLINE   Dan Hitchman

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Posted May 20 2004 - 07:25 PM

They should clean up the SFX ala Superman DC and also do complete wire removal for all the robots. It's very, very obvious they're "floating" on piano wire. Dan

#20 of 21 OFFLINE   Grady Reid

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Posted July 17 2004 - 01:08 PM

Now that the release date of August 3rd is creeping up, are there any more details about it? A review perhaps?

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