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The Edge, Goodwill Hunting & White Squall

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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Ernest


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Posted July 03 2008 - 09:14 AM

The Edge, Goodwill Hunting & White Squall were released in the early years of DVD and unfortunately were formatted letterbox 4 x 3. Rather than re-package DVD's already released 16 x 9 these three movies should be remastered in anamorphic widescreen DVD and BlueRay HD. I checked the Australian DVD sites and all three were released in anamorphic widescreen 16 x 9 for region 4. Unfortunately, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more, The Abyss, True Lies and 2010 to name a few. The studios need to do a blitz and re-issue the letterbox 4 x 3 DVD's in anamorphic widescreen 16 x 9 and BlueRay and stop giving us another version of Lawrence of Arabia that movie wise is not different that the one we own.

#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Chris S

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Posted July 04 2008 - 01:01 PM

The first three you mention are definitely worth a double dip. Especially Good Will Hunting since it is such an acclaimed film.
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#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Frank@N



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Posted July 06 2008 - 03:41 AM

So true, I own at least 50 DVDs that are 4:3 LB. I wish everything would get updated.

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Qui-Gon John

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Posted July 06 2008 - 07:48 AM


#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Steven Good

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Posted July 08 2008 - 12:32 PM

I own a Miramax Collector's Series DVD of Good Will Hunting that has the back cover listing a 16X9 transfer. If I remember correctly, this silently appeared on the market, replacing the first non-anamorphic release. I'm looking at the back cover now. UPC is 717951000552, but they may be using the same UPC as the first 4X3 letterbox disc had, so that may not help you. But they're out there, and I picked this one up used cheap. Then I sold off my 4X3 version... As for the other titles you mentioned, yes 16X9 versions are long overdue!
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#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Patrick Mason

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Posted July 08 2008 - 12:53 PM

Unfortunately the Good Will Hunting Collector's Series release was mislabeled and still has a 4x3 Letterboxed transfer. I was one of the suckers who "upgraded" based on this packaging error.

I also think they have since corrected the packaging. Guess it was too much to hope they would correct the disc instead. Posted Image


#7 of 8 OFFLINE   TonyD


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Posted July 16 2008 - 03:47 PM

yep there has been a ton of discussion on Good will. there has been at least 3 probably 4 releases of that all non enhanced. there was a cnandian release from Alliance that was enhanced but was said to be a faux 16x9 release. i'll see if i can find the topic. well i can only go back 500 topics in a search for some reason, so the many topics created on good will hunting may be gone.

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   TonyD


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Posted July 16 2008 - 04:01 PM

never mind i fiound a few.
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