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#1 of 68 OFFLINE   Joe Caps

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Posted May 26 2004 - 06:35 AM

Several websites show an upcoming collection of Gidget movies from Columbia - but full screen only - is there also a wide screen verion also?

#2 of 68 OFFLINE   Zen Butler

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Posted May 26 2004 - 06:55 AM

Joe, I too am looking forward to this release. I'm not sure of the OAR though. I'm asking around right now. That would be a shame. We got anamorphic WS for Beach Blanket Bingo for corn's sake.

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#3 of 68 OFFLINE   Paul_Scott

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Posted May 26 2004 - 07:03 AM

damn- i was just going to ask about this a week ago. TCM ran Gidget in OAR just the last week or week before (and its a scope film, pan and scanning would be major boneheaded move). pleasant suprise to hear its coming. if its not OAR though that would suck mightily.

#4 of 68 OFFLINE   John*C

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Posted May 26 2004 - 10:18 AM

Try this http://us.imdb.com/t...52847/technical Posted Image

#5 of 68 OFFLINE   Peter Apruzzese

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Posted May 26 2004 - 10:22 AM

That should be frown, John*C, since it shows Gidget as being a 'scope film and Joe's post implies that it's being released in pan&scan only. Posted Image
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#6 of 68 OFFLINE   Steve Phillips

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Posted May 26 2004 - 10:34 AM

I had been under the impression this collection is the one season TV series starring Sally Field, which of course should be presented in 1:33 to 1. DVD File announced it as a TV on DVD title also, but as stated some sights have artwork and specs for a 3 movie series. These shouldn't be released in MAR format. Too bad.

#7 of 68 OFFLINE   Zen Butler

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Posted May 26 2004 - 10:46 AM

I think you're right Steve.

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#8 of 68 OFFLINE   Ken Koc

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Posted May 26 2004 - 11:29 AM

I sure hope that GIDGET is widescreen. Seeing it on TCM letterboxed looking so good, I cannot imagine that Sony would commit such a travesty as a Fullscreen only! But Sony has ruined so many DVD releases I guess they just don't seem to care about quality or film preservation. Who makes the decisions there? A 5 year old?
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#9 of 68 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted May 26 2004 - 12:03 PM

Maybe they need something they can pair with the P&S-only "Annie." Posted Image

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#10 of 68 OFFLINE   Paul_Scott

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Posted May 26 2004 - 12:05 PM

if its a 2 disc set, it would make more sense that this collection would just be the TV show. weren't there 3 Gidget movies? the first one, from what i saw, looked like a lot of fun and i hope it shows up on disc OAR intact, but the sequels don't sound all that impressive and essential.

#11 of 68 OFFLINE   John*C

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Posted May 26 2004 - 12:15 PM

Sall Field TV series was in the 60's not near 1959.Posted Image http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0061252/

#12 of 68 OFFLINE   Mark Oates

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Posted May 26 2004 - 12:47 PM

There seems to be some confusion about exactly what Columbia are releasing. The Sony Pictures site shows a small cover shot for a three-movie/ two disc set that's obviously the 1959 movie and its sequels. One or two retailers obviously think the release is the 1965 tv series. I wouldn't panic until better details come out because Columbia aren't saying anything positive yet.
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#13 of 68 OFFLINE   Paul_Scott

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Posted June 14 2004 - 07:41 PM

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defintiely the theatrical features (Yeah!)
and a decent price too (considering Columbia usually has single catalog titles at $25 msrp)

but still no conclusive word on aspect ratio.
(can't believe in 2004 this is still an issue/cause for concern)

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Posted June 16 2004 - 03:06 AM

I've been looking forward the first film on DVD since forever, but I will NOT buy it if it is pan 'n' scan!
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#15 of 68 OFFLINE   Randy A Salas

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Posted June 16 2004 - 03:16 AM

According to press materials from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment--and confirmed by this low-res image of the back cover from its press site (squint at the lower right-hand corner)--the Gidget movies will be "1.33:1 FULL SCREEN":

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#16 of 68 OFFLINE   AlanP

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Posted June 16 2004 - 05:30 AM

BOO !!!!! SONY !!!!! HOW COULD THEY BE SO STUPID, GIVE ME AN EMAIL ADDRESS, SOMEONE, I WANT TO LET THEM KNOW HOW UNHAPPY, I AM ABOUT THIS MAJOR MISTAKE !!!!!!!!

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Posted June 16 2004 - 05:35 AM

What idiots they are at Sony....

Do they not realize the VERY core audience for this set would demand OAR? Do they really think this is for J6P at Wal-Mart?

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Posted June 16 2004 - 05:42 AM

This is friggin' outrageous! What a bunch of boneheads. At least give us a choice, for heaven's sake. Anyone think there will actually be two versions when it comes down to street date (one FS and one WS)? If this is indeed the only version, we should get a couple hundred members to buy it and return it unopened, because it's the 'wrong version for me'.
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#19 of 68 OFFLINE   Randy A Salas

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Posted June 16 2004 - 05:59 AM

CTHE has info and press-site assets for only one release of Gidget. There is just one UPC at the site for the title, and it is the one pictured on the back cover. This is par for the course for "family" titles from CTHE--same as The Trouble With Angels and Annie, for example.
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Posted June 16 2004 - 06:22 AM

Thanks For NOTHING, SONY! NO SALE HERE




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