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Timecop release May 27th anamorphic?


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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   David_P

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Posted May 09 2008 - 02:28 AM

As part of a Van Damme quadruple action pack (Timecop / Hard Target / Street Fighter / The Quest):

http://www.amazon.co...SIN/B0015FQZIK/

stated as 1.85:1... anyone know if the whole set is widescreen anamorphic?

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#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted May 09 2008 - 07:08 AM

I would hope so, as they could have sourced it from the HD master used to create the recent HD DVD.
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#3 of 9 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted May 09 2008 - 07:12 AM

Not that it really means much but Universal finally released Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie and Serial Mom in anamorphic versions this week so maybe they're in an anamorphic mood.

#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Charles_Y

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Posted May 13 2008 - 04:14 AM

Be really nice if they would include what I thought was a cool trailer. No such luck I'd wager.

#5 of 9 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted May 13 2008 - 04:23 AM

It's four films on two discs, with a list price of $19.99. I suppose it's possible Univeral created a new S-DVD from the hi-def master used for HD DVD, but it's just as likely that they're recycling the old S-DVD, which was P&S. We won't know until someone has a copy.

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#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Andrew Radke

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Posted May 13 2008 - 09:00 AM

Well, the Schwarzenegger set Universal released last year contained a newly anamorphic "Kindergarten Cop" so I wouldn't rule out the possibility quite yet. I'll definitely get this if it is, as I don't have any of these films.
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#7 of 9 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted May 13 2008 - 10:03 AM

I'll wait to get a confirmation on this too. Would be nice to get an uncut "Hard Target" someday as well. I heard there was such a thing, could be internet rumor though.

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Posted May 14 2008 - 01:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Andrew Radke
Well, the Schwarzenegger set Universal released last year contained a newly anamorphic "Kindergarten Cop" so I wouldn't rule out the possibility quite yet. I'll definitely get this if it is, as I don't have any of these films.

That set's Twins was also available in widescreen for the first time, and was 16:9-enhanced. It was a similar set with multiple films on a single disc, so I wouldn't be surprised if the new Van Damme set followed a similar model.
 

 


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Posted June 09 2008 - 07:46 AM

I purchased the set, and wanted to confirm that Timecop is indeed anamorphic widescreen.

Timecop and Hard Target are on one DVD (single sided, dual layer) and Street fighter / The Quest are on another.

Timecop is actually 2.35:1 and Hard Target is 1.85:1, both anamorphic. On the DVD itself, the labelling says it's the other way around (TC=1.85:1 etc). The DVD labelling is incorrect.

The labelling on the case seems correct... and Streetfighter is the only film which is not anamorphic in the set (still is 2.35:1 widescreen though). This was confirmed by trying it out.

Timecop was on the one I was really interested in, and it's 2.35:1 anamorphic.

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