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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   rob kilbride

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Posted November 30 2009 - 01:48 PM

Most sources claim aspect ratio to be 1.85:1 but it says "ORIGINAL FULL FRAME EDITION" on the back of the Legend Films release.
 


#2 of 8 OFFLINE   ahollis

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Posted November 30 2009 - 01:56 PM

The Warners DVD release  of the 1958 film was in widescreen 1.85:1.  The DVD was released in 1999 and is now out of print.  This film has been in PD hell for years until Warners re-did it when it released the remake in 1999.  I guess is it is now back in PD hell again.
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#3 of 8 OFFLINE   GregoryMesh

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Posted November 30 2009 - 02:30 PM

You can still pick up original Warner disc double-featured with a remake.  That disc is in print.


#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Bob Furmanek

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Posted November 30 2009 - 02:58 PM

It's 1.85 and I just bought the double-feature DVD (with the re-make) for 3 bucks at Big Lots!

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#5 of 8 OFFLINE   rob kilbride

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Posted November 30 2009 - 04:01 PM

I just bought this DVD at Big Lots.  I'll return it and hope to find the double feature dvd.
 


#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Mark Edward Heuck

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Posted December 01 2009 - 12:54 PM



Originally Posted by ahollis 

The Warners DVD release  of the 1958 film was in widescreen 1.85:1.  The DVD was released in 1999 and is now out of print.  This film has been in PD hell for years until Warners re-did it when it released the remake in 1999.  I guess is it is now back in PD hell again.
As I recall, the original WB DVD had both a 1.33 full frame and a 1.85 version on each side, and I may be wrong, but the double feature DVD with the remake only presents the 1.85 version.  I'd just as soon get the original DVD - I like Geoffrey Rush but I'm not interested in the remake.

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Posted December 01 2009 - 09:19 PM

The film is 1.85:1 for sure. The Legend is open matte but I got it for the Mike Nelson commentary.


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Posted December 10 2009 - 03:52 AM

I have several version of HoHH and the most interesting one is the Roan release that is letterboxed but you can barely see through the black bars.  So Vinnie Price walks by and you can see his feet under the letterbox bar ;)

I also saw that HoHH double feature at Big Lots as well as the release from Legend Films with the Mike Nelson commentary track and colorized version. 

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