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Magnolia Brings 'World's Fastest Indian' to Blu-ray, HD DVD


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#1 of 14 OFFLINE   ppltd

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Posted February 15 2007 - 09:36 AM

Magnolia slides another movie past with no notification. I loved this film, so just ordered it from Amazon.

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#2 of 14 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted February 16 2007 - 04:18 AM

I knew this would be coming out because it's part of the package of five free Blu-rays that Magnolia/HDNet/Landmark Cinemas/Samsung is offering, but they are being pretty quiet about things.
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#3 of 14 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted February 16 2007 - 09:48 AM

Why did I think this was a Disney title? It must be Friday.
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#4 of 14 OFFLINE   Dan Hitchman

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Posted February 16 2007 - 01:39 PM

Too bad the OAR is modified from 2.35:1 to 1.78:1. I'll pass.

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Posted February 16 2007 - 06:05 PM

But wasn't it changed with director Donaldson's supervision and permission?
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#6 of 14 OFFLINE   ppltd

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Posted February 20 2007 - 02:03 PM

I have ordered this film. As the change in format seems to be at the request of the film maker, I can overlook the change.
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#7 of 14 OFFLINE   Chris S

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Posted February 20 2007 - 02:19 PM

The aspect ratio was changed to 1.78:1 for the SD-DVD as well.
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#8 of 14 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted February 20 2007 - 03:13 PM

The HD DVD version got high marks from highdefdigest.com....Posted Image I just added it to my Blockbuster Queue.

#9 of 14 OFFLINE   Shane Martin

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Posted February 20 2007 - 06:03 PM

Surprising Dolby True HD track on the HD version. I wonder if BR got the PCM track equivalent or not?

#10 of 14 OFFLINE   ScottJH

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Posted February 21 2007 - 03:54 AM

FYI, when this is on HDNet Movies it is 2.35:1.

#11 of 14 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted February 21 2007 - 05:03 AM

Another FYI...it seems that the director approved the ratio changed:

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Posted February 21 2007 - 09:39 AM

Blu-Ray version has the dts HD lossless version and the HD-DVD has Dolby TrueHD.
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#13 of 14 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted February 21 2007 - 12:06 PM

It's not the first time Donaldson's done this. He did the same thing with The Recruit in its DVD release, and it was loudly trumpeted on the back cover.
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Posted February 21 2007 - 07:16 PM

This film is an absolute gem. Caught this on HDnet last month and loved it. Now, the film apparently was a labor of love for Donaldson. He's a Kiwi and Munro is a legend there. I can't imagine the AR would get changed without his OK on this one. I liked it at 2.35, but I'm going to give it a chance since I couldn't resist buying the Blu-Ray.
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