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#1 of 147 OFFLINE   John Berggren

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Posted February 27 2002 - 10:17 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 - 10:25 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 - 10:32 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 - 10:45 AM

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Batman Beyond : Return of the Joker

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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.



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 - 10:50 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).

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Posted February 27 2002 - 10:50 AM

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#7 of 147 OFFLINE   Brian McHale

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Posted February 27 2002 - 10:56 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 - 10:57 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.

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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. 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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Posted February 27 2002 - 11:01 AM

Please add these two: The Paper (1994) Parenthood (1989) Andy

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Posted February 27 2002 - 11:06 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 - 11:08 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 - 11:11 AM

Dario Argento's Sleepless, from Fartisan Entertainment.
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Posted February 27 2002 - 11:21 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.

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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 - 11:29 AM

All of Me I bought this before I knew what Pan n Scan was...
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Posted February 27 2002 - 11:37 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 - 11:38 AM

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Posted February 27 2002 - 12:00 PM

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 - 12:13 PM

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 - 12:36 PM

You can add: The Karate Kid A Christmas Story

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Posted February 27 2002 - 12:44 PM

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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