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Would you buy one of your Fav. Movies if it was ONLY on P&S DVD?.... I Did :(

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#1 of 150 OFFLINE   Marc Carra

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Posted April 29 2002 - 01:24 PM

Well I broke down and finlly did it. I swore I never would, but I did....... and now I feel dirty. "White Fang" has been one of my favourite Disney movies since I first bought it on laserdisc , years ago. When I heard of an immenent DVD release, I was overjoyed. Then came the news that it was full frame only. My joy turned to sorrow, and then to anger. Anyway, the disc hit the streets last week. I could not turn down the temptation of owning one of my favorite movies, once again. Granted, the full frame transfer looks pretty good, even on my widescreen set, I still feel dirty for not resisting the tempation. Has anyone else ever bought a DVD that wasn't available in widescreen, just because they enjoyed that particular title???? Marc.

#2 of 150 OFFLINE   Cynthia


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Posted April 29 2002 - 01:28 PM

Yes, but I try to buy second-hand (eBay or Half.com). It's a weakness. Posted Image

#3 of 150 OFFLINE   Ron Reda

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Posted April 29 2002 - 01:31 PM

Only once and it was only because I was a newbie at the time and didn't know better. The title? Spies Like us! :b
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#4 of 150 OFFLINE   Mike boettner

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Posted April 29 2002 - 01:38 PM

Nooooooooooooo..... Dont give into the dark side!!!!! I've been lucky, my favorite movies all come in widescreen. But if they weren't I still woundn't buy them. Pan and Scan makes me sick! Mike
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#5 of 150 OFFLINE   AllenD


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Posted April 29 2002 - 01:47 PM

I did, once, on accident. It was The Shadow. Never again!Posted Image

#6 of 150 OFFLINE   Michael St. Clair

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Posted April 29 2002 - 01:52 PM

If it is truly full-frame, you can matte it. How is that different from non-anamorphic letterboxed? Who here owns no non-anamorphic letterboxed discs? And I know there are several people here with 4:3 'Amazon Women on the Moon' discs.

#7 of 150 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted April 29 2002 - 01:56 PM

Sounds like you fit the profile of Disney's perfect customer. An HT enthusiast who prefers OAR, but will give in and buy the P&S anyway if it's a film you really, really, really want.

Haven't been faced with that dilemma yet, but may when the Muppet films are released. I believe I only have 2 P&S titles, "Driving Miss Daisy" (received as a gift) and "Wrongfully Accused" (bought before I realized there even *was* such a thing as P&S DVD). I haven't watched either.

The war of attrition is how the studios will win the P&S fight. If we all cave in for our few "favorite" titles, then our numbers against P&S are greatly diminished. We gotta stick together! We need P&S will power!! Posted Image
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#8 of 150 OFFLINE   Seung Kim

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Posted April 29 2002 - 02:07 PM

No way! Ever since LD collecting days back in high school, never bought P&S. Bridges of Madison County is one of my favoite romantic movies, and still waiting for WS version so far...

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Posted April 29 2002 - 02:09 PM

I wouldn't. I have all of my favorite movies on full-frame VHS already. Why double dip? Posted Image


#10 of 150 OFFLINE   Dana Rodakis

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Posted April 29 2002 - 02:15 PM

I recently bought "House Arrest" to replace my widescreen laserdisc. I did not give in and set it back to DVD Empire for credit. I will not downgrade!
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#11 of 150 OFFLINE   Todd_Brown


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Posted April 29 2002 - 02:19 PM

Christmas Vacation, was a must own for me. Todd
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#12 of 150 OFFLINE   Andrew s wells

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Posted April 29 2002 - 02:20 PM

i have two in my collection. Spies like us and billy madison. Never again. NO reason for these companies not to offer a widescreen version of all movies. I keep hoping for widescreen transfers (animorphic of course) of the 2 puke and scan movies i have now.)

#13 of 150 OFFLINE   Robert Floto

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Posted April 29 2002 - 02:22 PM

I would NEVER purchase a movie on DVD that was not OAR! Several personal favorites are only available in Pan & Scam, but I will not relent!
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#14 of 150 OFFLINE   Andrew Grall

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Posted April 29 2002 - 02:37 PM


#15 of 150 OFFLINE   Justin_S



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Posted April 29 2002 - 02:42 PM

Nope. CUJO is a HUGE favorite of mine, and I had to battle the urge to get the pan and scan Artisan DVD, and I finally decided against it. Artisan had damn well better release an OAR version soon! Posted Image

#16 of 150 OFFLINE   StephenA



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Posted April 29 2002 - 02:52 PM

I got Willy Wonka, a favorite of mine, in pan and scan for Christmas. Someday I'll upgrade it to widescreen.

#17 of 150 OFFLINE   Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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Posted April 29 2002 - 02:53 PM

My first fullframe DVD was Showdown in little Tokyo, which was also one of the first DVD's ever. After that, I've also got some Disney animated DVD that were fullframe when the theatrical presentation was wider, in addition to this some Warner Kubrick DVD's. Other than that, I can't think of any else. At least there are no Pan & Scan movies in my collection (as opposed to full frame) but hopefully I will resist getting any else...
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#18 of 150 OFFLINE   Jesse Skeen

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Posted April 29 2002 - 03:01 PM

If it says "Formatted to fit your screen", I don't buy it. It's that simple. Same goes for any other alterations (music rights, etc)
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#19 of 150 OFFLINE   Randy B A

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Posted April 29 2002 - 03:05 PM

absolutely not. there are many DVDs that i am not buying until they are redone in WS.

#20 of 150 OFFLINE   LukeB



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Posted April 29 2002 - 03:14 PM

Billy Madison is widescreen.

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