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The Secret of NIMH remastered for Blu-Ray


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#1 of 31 Jeff Jacobson

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Posted January 27 2007 - 04:35 AM

from http://www.donbluth.com/contactus.cfm (scroll to 1/17/2007)
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We've just finished the re-mastering of The Secret of NIMH for HD DVD. We're told that the new color master will be made available at full screen 1:1.33 (as it was shot), 1:1.85 letterbox (as it was projected in theaters in 1982)and 16X9 HD for the new high definition systems for home theater. We have done a producer/director commentary and an on-camera interview to go out as extras. Hopefully that will be the case. We believe that the new HD DVD will be available in June/July of this year.


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Posted January 27 2007 - 04:54 AM

I assume that means we'll be getting a new standard dvd too.

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Posted January 27 2007 - 05:22 AM

Isn't the movie produced by MGM? That would mean it would be blu-ray, right? Maybe I'm wrong.

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Posted January 27 2007 - 05:29 AM

MGM is distributed by Fox, so yes, it would be a Blu-Ray edition.

Which makes it hard for me to resist a player.

Enough is enough, Disney. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray.

 

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#5 of 31 Stephen_J_H

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Posted January 27 2007 - 06:50 AM

Yep, this'll be BD. Scroll down further on the page and you'll see that the site mentions it will be released by MGM through 20th Century Fox. Yet another reason why I wish Warner, instead of Sony, had been successful in bidding on MGM.
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Posted January 27 2007 - 07:55 AM

Moving this to HT Software (Hi-def) and changing the title to reflect Blu-Ray rather than hd-dvd.
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#7 of 31 Shane Martin

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Posted January 27 2007 - 09:55 AM

Why would he continually say HD DVD though?? I know MGM owns the release(unless something has changed) so why would he continue to mention HD DVD?

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Posted January 27 2007 - 10:03 AM

Maybe he doesn't know the difference between the two formats?

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Posted January 27 2007 - 10:55 AM

While the comment suggests the film was shot 1.33:1 and projected 1.85:1, the current DVD was PAN AND SCAN, not open matte.


This is obvious from looking at the chapter menu on the current DVD: One can see image included on the right and left sides of the chapter frames (which appear widescreen) that is absent in the 1.33:1 actual video.

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Posted January 27 2007 - 03:41 PM

Also the writing in the book in the opening of the film (as per the current DVD) has many of the words & letters cropped-out of the picture.
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Posted January 27 2007 - 03:44 PM

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Posted January 27 2007 - 04:22 PM

I'll be happy just to finally get an OAR of one of my favorite animated films.

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Posted January 28 2007 - 03:11 AM

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Originally Posted by MatthewA
MGM is distributed by Fox, so yes, it would be a Blu-Ray edition.

Which makes it hard for me to resist a player.
They only release later MGM content (post 1986), Warner does the remainder. Except for MGM/UA films, of which The Secert of Nihm is. THis will make the film a BD only release.
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Posted January 28 2007 - 04:02 AM

This was a United Artists release, thus clearly in MGM territory.

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Posted January 29 2007 - 01:50 AM

Finally OAR!

So is this the first traditionally hand animated title to hit HD-DVD or BD?
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Posted January 29 2007 - 08:15 AM

Depends on how soon it hits. If Disney gets a traditional hand-animated feature out before, you'll have your answer, but defintiely one of the first announced.
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Posted January 29 2007 - 08:24 AM

Definitely great news. I never bought the DVD because it was P&S.
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Posted January 29 2007 - 08:35 AM

Great news, and hopefully the remaster will be a quality one. The original DVD release has some serious problems in a few scenes (bad transfer?), but I really enjoy the movie so I have it. Can't wait for this one on BD.

The DVD release isn't P&S is it? I didn't notice any digital panning, I thought it was just reformated for 4:3.
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Posted January 29 2007 - 03:00 PM

Others claim to see cropping. I can't comment because I couldn't bring myself to buy the current DVD.
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Posted February 17 2009 - 02:55 AM

I am still hoping there will be a Blu Ray release planned for N.I.M.H., there aren't a huge # of anumated features released on BD yet... so I would defin. take NIMH as well as Watership Down if WB's can do the BD correctly... would be nice not to have these films looking interlaced esp Watership Down.

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