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#1 of 6 classicmovieguy

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Posted August 25 2011 - 10:50 AM

I hope nobody minds but I thought I'd create a thread about the Hollywood Gold series, an ongoing collection of classic films released in Australia by Visual Entertainment Group (V.E.G.). So far, the collection includes: WAVE #1 * Madame X. (Lana Turner) * A Guide for the Married Man (Walter Matthau) * Midnight Lace (Doris Day) * Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (Paul Newman) * Take Her, She's Mine (Sandra Dee) * Move Over, Darling (Doris Day) * Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (Rock Hudson) WAVE #2 * Sea Wife (Joan Collins) * Comanche Territory (Macdonald Carey) * Lucky Lady (Liza Minnelli) * Peeper (Michael Caine) * Soldier of Fortune (Clark Gable) * The Chairman (Gregory Peck) * Gun for a Coward (Fred MacMurray) * Thunder Bay (James Stewart) * The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (Gregory Peck) * Canyon Passage (Susan Hayward) All the DVDs released so far have been region-free.

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#2 of 6 NBN Thornhill

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Posted April 19 2012 - 02:21 PM

I'm one of the losers who just paid out good $$$ for the Hollywood Gold Series "The Visit". Loser? Why? I'm a 'Scope obsessive and I expect every reputable company to release films on DVD in their original cinema format. Of course I read the small print: "The Visit", we are told, is in "Full frame. Original ratio"(!?) What the hell does that mean? You can't have it both ways, guys... Oh, well, I suppose you can when you have the credits (including "a CinemaScopE picture") in the the original/proper 2.35:1 ratio and the rest of the film centre-cut/full frame. Shame on you, shame. Anyone want an unwatched/unwatchable copy of "The Visit"? I'm givin' it away. Thornhill.

#3 of 6 Chuck Pennington

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Posted April 19 2012 - 03:22 PM

Here's the version of THE VISIT that I have. Full 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with no PAL speed-up. http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/ http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/ http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/ http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/ http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/ http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/

#4 of 6 DeWilson

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Posted April 19 2012 - 04:32 PM

Here's the version of THE VISIT that I have. Full 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with no PAL speed-up. http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/ http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/ http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/ http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/ http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/ http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/

NICE!

#5 of 6 Thomas T

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Posted April 19 2012 - 11:31 PM

"Full frame, original ratio" might possibly mean 4x3 wide screen but not anamorphic. I stand to be corrected but since The Visit is not (legally) available in region one, I assume Chuck made his PAL free transfer off a TV or cable showing. I have the German DVD of The Visit which is anamorphic 2.35. The Spanish DVD of The Visit goes to P&S right after the Scope titles.

#6 of 6 Chuck Pennington

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Posted April 20 2012 - 09:59 AM

"Full frame, original ratio" might possibly mean 4x3 wide screen but not anamorphic. I stand to be corrected but since The Visit is not (legally) available in region one, I assume Chuck made his PAL free transfer off a TV or cable showing. I have the German DVD of The Visit which is anamorphic 2.35. The Spanish DVD of The Visit goes to P&S right after the Scope titles.

You are incorrect - I did not get mine off of cable or any kind of TV airing. I had the German 2.35:1 anamorphic PAL disc and then removed the PAL speed-up.