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#1 of 147 OFFLINE   John Berggren

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Posted February 27 2002 - 05:17 AM

It's my aim to keep a list of films that are currently available (or announced) on DVD which are only available in a modified version rather than their original aspect ratio. I will add films as they are announced and as people notify me of omissions I'm sure to make. I will remove films if they are released in their OAR. Hopefully this can become a reference list for titles that need to be revisited and lobbied for.


2001: A Space Travesty
36 Fillette
84 Charing Cross Road
9 Deaths
Ace Ventura : Pet Detective
Across The Line
Action Jackson
Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, The
After Dark My Sweet
Air Bud
Air Bud: Golden Receiver
Air Bud: World Pup
All Dogs Christmas Carol
All Dogs Go to Heaven
All of Me
Amazon Women on the Moon
Anatomy of a Murder
Arthur
Babe
Balto
Barney's Great Adventure
Basketcase
Batman Beyond : Return of the Joker
Beethoven
Beyond the Law
Big Sleep, The
Billy Jack
Black Christmas
Bob Roberts
Bodyguard
Boiling Point
Born to Win
Burglar
Candidate, The
Cannonball Run 2
Chappaqua
Chariots of Fire
Child's Play
Christmas Evil
Christmas Story, A
Christmas Vacation
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Clean & Sober
Commitments, The
Cooley High
Cotton Comes to Harlem
Cross of Iron
Dead Bang
Death Race 2000
Deathtrap
Delta Force
Doc Hollywood
Dog Park
Don't Do It
Driving Miss Daisy
Exit to Eden
Fall Time
Fanatica (The Last Horror Film)
Farewell My Lovely
Fearless
Fierce Creatures
Final Analysis
Forever Young
Fortress
Fox and the Hound, The
Fluke
Frantic
Front Page, The
Funny Farm
Galaxina
George of the Jungle
Get Over it
Godzilla & Mothra
Godzilla vs. King Ghidora
Gray Lady Down
Gray's Anatomy
Great Santini, The
Great Waldo Pepper, The
Grumpier Old Men
Grumpy Old Men
Guilty By Suspicion
Half a Loaf of Kung Fu
Happy Gilmore
Head
Heart
Heavenly Creatures
Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer
Homeward Bound: The Incridible Journey
House Arrest
House of Spirits
How to Kill Your Neigbor's Dog
In Country
Innocent Blood
Jade
Jerk, The
Joe's Apartment
Joshua Tree
Justice League
Karate Kid, The
Killer Meteors, The
Kindergarten Cop
King Kong vs. Godzilla
King Ralph
Last Night
Lean on Me
Light Sleeper
Lilies
Lost Highway
Made in America
Man with Two Brains, The
Matilda
Melie the Magician
Metroland
Michael
Midnight Clear, A
Mo' Money
Moonstruck
Mr. Mom
My Blue Heaven
My Fellow Americans
My Girl
My Life as a Dog
Napoleon
New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, The
New Waterford Girl
Nothing But Trouble
Paper, The
Parenthood
Parents
Pebble and the Penguin
Pokemon
Pokemon 2
Pokemon 3
Police Academy
Postman Always Rings Twice, The
Pumpkinhead
Princess Caraboo
Private Benjamin
Psycho II
Purple Rain
Rabid
Running on Empty
Saturn 3
Scent of Green Papaya, The
Secret of Nimh, The
Sea of Love
Sesame Street : Follow that Bird
Shadow, The
Sharky's Machine
Showdown in Little Tokyo
Sicilian
Sleepless
South Central
Space Jam
Species
Spies Like Us
Stand and Deliver
Star Trek VI : The Undiscoverred Country
Sting, The
Super Speedway
Sweet Hearts Dance
Sword in the Stone, The
Tennessee's Partner
Terror of Mechagodzilla
That's Life
Three Men and a Little Lady
Three Musketeers, The
Timecop
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
Toxic Avenger
Trancers
Transformers The Movie
Traveller
True Stories
Twins
Two Undercover Angels
Vacation
Vegas Vacation
Villain, The
Vision Quest
Warlock
When a Stranger Calls Back
White Palace
Witches, The
Wrongfully Accused
Yours, Mine, and Ours


Items to note:
- I began going through IMDB but found errors in the early part of "B" so decided not to.
- I have not listed Stanley Kubrick films. I am one who wants them in their original theatrical aspect ratio, but this is a controversial subject even here based on his apparent preference. If you think I should include them, let me know.
- If there is a current Studio and Manufacturer feedback thread about a film listed here, or you make one, I will modify the title to link to that thread.
- If you've already posted a film for listing and remember another, create a new post. I can only guarantee that I'll read any given post once.

Let me know what I've missed and I'll add it.
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#2 of 147 OFFLINE   Eric Peterson

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Posted February 27 2002 - 05:25 AM

Add the following.
The Jerk (1978)
The Front Page (1974)

You can remove Caddyshack. This disc was re-release last year with an anamorphic widescreen presentation.

I'm sure that I'll think of more.

#3 of 147 OFFLINE   Mikah Woodward

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Posted February 27 2002 - 05:32 AM

I do believe that you can add Fortress to that list. Ugh...

#4 of 147 OFFLINE   Michael St. Clair

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Posted February 27 2002 - 05:45 AM

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Batman Beyond : Return of the Joker


If you consider this non-OAR because it has been opened up to show all of the animation, then you must consider MOST of Disney's modern animated classics as non-OAR, such as

Hercules
Tarzan
The Little Mermaid
The Tigger Movie
Pocahontas
The Rescuers Down Under


...and so on (the list will get much longer), they have been opened up from 1.85:1 theatrical OAR to a 1.66:1 version that was only intended for home video; same as what Warner is doing with 1.33:1.

As far other additional titles:

The Shadow
The Shadow (DTS)
Happy Gilmore

#5 of 147 OFFLINE   MartinTeller

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Posted February 27 2002 - 05:50 AM

I was just thinking about starting a thread like this myself!

A couple of weeks ago at Best Buy, they had a "3 for $15" bin of WB snappers. I picked up Deathtrap, The Great Santini, and The Postman Always Rings Twice. It wasn't until I was halfway home that I realized they were full frame. But after doing a little research, I couldn't find any evidence of widescreen editions for these titles.

So add those three, and I'd be willing to bet that all of the other snappers in that bin were full-frame only as well. Unfortunately, the only other title I can remember right now is South Central (full-frame only).

#6 of 147 OFFLINE   Rob Willey

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Posted February 27 2002 - 05:50 AM

Arthur
Sea of Love
The Sting

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#7 of 147 OFFLINE   Brian McHale

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Posted February 27 2002 - 05:56 AM

These may not be classics, but I'd buy these two if they were OAR:

Doc Hollywood
Kindergarten Cop
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#8 of 147 OFFLINE   John Berggren

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Posted February 27 2002 - 05:57 AM

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If you consider this non-OAR because it has been opened up to show all of the animation, then you must consider MOST of Disney's modern animated classics as non-OAR, such as

Hercules
Tarzan
The Little Mermaid
The Tigger Movie
Pocahontas
The Rescuers Down Under


...and so on (the list will get much longer), they have been opened up from 1.85:1 theatrical OAR to a 1.66:1 version that was only intended for home video; same as what Warner is doing with 1.33:1.


I don't want to start a debate on this one, but it is my view that the INTENDED aspect for these films is 1.66 and that they are theatrically shown at 1.85 because US movie houses are equipped for 1.85 and 2.35. With films such as Atlantis, Disney has maintained the 2.35 AR. I had concern about 1.66 when I first saw such announcements, but I've come to beleive that it's an appropriate AR for these films.
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#9 of 147 OFFLINE   Andy_B

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Posted February 27 2002 - 06:01 AM

Please add these two:

The Paper (1994)
Parenthood (1989)

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#10 of 147 OFFLINE   Mark Palermo

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Posted February 27 2002 - 06:06 AM

Wrong Aspect Ratio:

New Waterford Girl
Heavenly Creatures

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#11 of 147 OFFLINE   Eric Paddon

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Posted February 27 2002 - 06:08 AM

Airport 1975 was released widescreen by Goodtimes so unless we're talking about a little bit missing, it shouldn't belong on the list. Another Universal/Goodtimes title that does belong is the 1978 Charlton Heston sub flick, "Gray Lady Down."

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Posted February 27 2002 - 06:11 AM

Dario Argento's Sleepless, from Fartisan Entertainment.
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#13 of 147 OFFLINE   Michael St. Clair

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Posted February 27 2002 - 06:21 AM

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I don't want to start a debate on this one, but it is my view that the INTENDED aspect for these films is 1.66 and that they are theatrically shown at 1.85 because US movie houses are equipped for 1.85 and 2.35.

I strongly disagree, when doing the original pencil drawings they have guide lines for 1.66:1 and 1.85:1. If they were composing for 1.66:1, they would ignore what happens with the 1.85:1 presentation. 1.66:1 is not intended ratio.

Personally, I think the reason most people here accept these non-OAR presentations because they are anamorphic.

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Posted February 27 2002 - 06:29 AM

All of Me

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#15 of 147 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted February 27 2002 - 06:37 AM

Off the top of my head:

After Dark My Sweet
Big Sleep, The (Robert Mitchum)
Candidate, The
Chariots of Fire
Cooley High
Cotton Comes to Harlem
Driving Miss Daisy
Farewell My Lovely
Fearless
Frantic
Great Santini, The
Innocent Blood
Light Sleeper
Postman Always Rings Twice, The
Running on Empty
Sicilian, The
Star 80

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Posted February 27 2002 - 06:38 AM

Purple Rain
Yours, Mine, & Ours
Mr. Mom
Warlock

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Posted February 27 2002 - 07:00 AM

The Sopranos seasons 1 and 2 were originally broadcast in full screen, but the DVDs show them both in the widescreen presentation used in their repeat broadcasts.

Does that count?
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#18 of 147 OFFLINE   John Berggren

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Posted February 27 2002 - 07:13 AM

If a recent television program was broadcast in 1.33 and the DVD is provided at 16x9 it is my beleif that this title was created in that format. This is true of Stargate, Sopranos, and the upcoming X-files season 5.

The OAR in the topic is more intention than original broadcast.
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#19 of 147 OFFLINE   Richard Kim

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Posted February 27 2002 - 07:36 AM

You can add:

The Karate Kid
A Christmas Story

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Posted February 27 2002 - 07:44 AM

Cross Of Iron - 4:3 P&S iso 1.85:1
Anatomy Of A Murder - 4:3 (open matte?) iso 1.85:1
Yojimbo Criterion - +/- 2.1:1 iso 2.35:1
Sanjuro Criterion - +/- 2.1:1 iso 2.35:1

A lot of recent R1 MGM classic releases look also like they are cropped to 1.66:1 iso 1.85:1 (especially noticable in the credits which sometimes are cut off!)
Some Like It Hot
The Misfits
Inherit The Wind
The Defiant Ones
Witness For The Prosecution
Topkapi

One wonders why MGM does not release these in 1.85:1 anamorphic on R1 - Some Like It Hot and The Misfits both are 1.85:1 anamorphic on R2.




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