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#1 of 103 OFFLINE   MattGSmith

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Posted March 11 2005 - 10:54 AM

Here's the early look for everyone's favorite housewives. I like the look. I'm wondering if it changes by September. It's very white!!!

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#2 of 103 OFFLINE   Eddy-C

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Posted March 11 2005 - 01:33 PM

all the white is kinda blinding. It needs a little bit more color.
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#3 of 103 OFFLINE   Rakesh.S

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Posted March 11 2005 - 02:23 PM

Am i missing something or is there no picture here?

#4 of 103 OFFLINE   alan halvorson

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Posted March 11 2005 - 03:25 PM

Really white - I can't tell it from the white background.
They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!
They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa To the funny farm. Where life is beautiful all the time and I'll be happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they're coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!!!!
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#5 of 103 OFFLINE   alan halvorson

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Posted March 12 2005 - 04:53 PM

Well, that's better. A little too white for my tastes; I'd like some color in those dresses!
They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!
They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa To the funny farm. Where life is beautiful all the time and I'll be happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they're coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!!!!
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#6 of 103 ONLINE   Jason_V

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Posted March 13 2005 - 02:06 AM

Ditto on the white. So totally not what I was expecting...

#7 of 103 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted March 13 2005 - 06:30 AM

definitely not very appealing compared to the LOST cover. They should play up the housewives aspect, not the supermodel one... a picket fence... suburbia... etc. etc...

#8 of 103 OFFLINE   Eddy-C

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Posted March 13 2005 - 10:56 PM

I looked around for the original photo to see if they altered the dresses.

http://desperatefans....lbum=154&pos=6

Guess not.
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#9 of 103 OFFLINE   AndyMcKinney

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Posted March 14 2005 - 12:24 AM

I'm a graphics designer by trade myself, but I think this box art design is a bit too "desperate" for my taste.

As the release date is a bit off in the future, let's hope this is just preliminary art and that something better will be along in the future.

Of course, if this does turn out to be the actual art, they could introduce a varnish coating to the gals' dresses to distinguish them from the background, which is something that wouldn't show up on the electronic version you see on your monitor.

It's really sending the wrong message about the show, though. Too much emphasis on "sex", although that could be what they're hoping will sell.

#10 of 103 OFFLINE   MelissaAngel

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Posted March 15 2005 - 09:02 AM

In the picture posted above, Felicity has arms. They seem to be missing on the DVD coverart.Posted Image

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Posted March 15 2005 - 09:30 AM

I must be the only person who likes the cover, the women are sexy, of course they're gonna play up that angle with the cover Posted Image

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Posted March 16 2005 - 12:12 AM

So fullframe it is, at least according to the press release on TVShowsOnDVD.

I guess I'll be waiting for the UK-version then...easier to import to Germany anyway. Posted Image Still, I'm annoyed.

#13 of 103 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted March 16 2005 - 12:45 AM

I'm really surprised. Is the show composed for widescreen? I know the first 10 episodes I got to watch were in HD, and looked pretty accurately framed for 1.78:1. Hopefully some light can be shed on this, especially since LOST is coming to us in widescreen...

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Posted March 16 2005 - 01:34 AM

I don't think it's too late to have this fixed, and you can bet I'll be making a number of calls today, starting with the production office. It's possible that Marc Cherry wants the show released in full frame, so I'll see if I can get him on the line (doubtful, but who knows).

Seriously, there's lots of time to have this fixed.

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#15 of 103 OFFLINE   AndyMcKinney

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Posted March 16 2005 - 01:49 AM

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So fullframe it is, at least according to the press release on TVShowsOnDVD.

I guess I'll be waiting for the UK-version then...

I wondered how long it would take for the backlash to start...

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I'm really surprised. Is the show composed for widescreen? I know the first 10 episodes I got to watch were in HD, and looked pretty accurately framed for 1.78:1. Hopefully some light can be shed on this, especially since LOST is coming to us in widescreen...

Most likely, the show (like many others produced in recent years) was composed for bothratios, so all the "important" picture information is most likely in the 4:3 frame.

Everyone should stop to think that, maybe, just maybe, 4:3 is the intended aspect ratio for DH. I know a lot of widescreen freaks got their knickers in a twist over "Buffy", and even when the show's creator said that the correct ration was 4:3, they still got mad!

I'm guessing 4:3 is how Cherry and co. intend for the show to be viewed, just as I feel widescreen is how the producers of Lost intend their show to be seen.

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I guess I'll be waiting for the UK-version then...

Remember, it's not about which has the "most" picture, it's not about whether the picture fills your screen, it's about the right picture and even for new TV shows, widescreen isn't always the "correct" ratio. If (and we don't know one way or the other at the moment) 4:3 is the aspect ratio the producers intended, then going and buying a widescreen version is taking us back to the bad old days when the video companies said "screw the aspect ration, let's fill up that there screen!" Only difference is we're filling a rectangle instead of a square.

Now, if widescreen is the intended ratio and the video company is screwing around with it, then we have the right to get mad, but until we hear any differently, I don't think it's time to complain.

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Posted March 16 2005 - 02:13 AM

Wasn't The O.C. DVD in full frame too? Presumably because they feel that the majority of the people that would buy that set wanted it without 'the bars'. The average person understands the concept of movies being widescreen (and may or may not care) but I don't think that they totally get the idea of TV shows being like that too. It fills their screen when they watch it on TV, why would the DVD be any different?

Maybe Touchstone thinks that the majority of people want Desperate Housewives like that. Hopefully, they will release it the way (whatever that may be) the creators want it.

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Posted March 16 2005 - 02:33 AM

Felicity Huffman is missing her arms and desperatly wants them back!

#18 of 103 OFFLINE   Gord Lacey

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Posted March 16 2005 - 04:34 AM

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Wasn't The O.C. DVD in full frame too? Presumably because they feel that the majority of the people that would buy that set wanted it without 'the bars'. The average person understands the concept of movies being widescreen (and may or may not care) but I don't think that they totally get the idea of TV shows being like that too. It fills their screen when they watch it on TV, why would the DVD be any different?


It was released in full frame because the creators wanted it released that way, just like the people behind "Everwood" wanted the first and last episode of season 1 released in widescreen, while the rest of the episodes released in full frame.

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#19 of 103 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted March 16 2005 - 04:49 AM

Gord, thanks for the info. Admittedly, I've never seen The O.C. so I wasn't sure about the aspect ratio topic.

My totally off topic question would then be why the heck is The O.C.'s high def broadcast in widescreen if the creators want the show 4 x 3? Posted Image

#20 of 103 OFFLINE   Eddy-C

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Posted March 16 2005 - 06:31 AM

Because Fox airs shows in 4x3 on regular tv and 16x9 in HD. I think its a mandate for all of their shows.
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