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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Roger Mathus

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Posted May 31 2002 - 12:40 AM

Scarlet Letter from Buena Vista was listed as 16.9 Enhanced but the actual DVD release is 1.33. Why would Disney do this??? This is not acceptable. How can one contact Disney....they should release at OAR. This is no family movie.

#2 of 12 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted May 31 2002 - 03:07 AM

I highly doubt Disney wants to spend any more money than they should on this turkey. (Read: make a new 16x9 version) The DVD probably has the TV transfer in its low-res glory.

#3 of 12 OFFLINE   Ted Todorov

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Posted May 31 2002 - 03:30 AM

Which of the many, many versions of the Scarlet Letter are we talking about here? Ted
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#4 of 12 OFFLINE   Dmitry

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Posted May 31 2002 - 03:33 AM

I assume it's the Demi Moore one.
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#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Joel C

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Posted May 31 2002 - 05:33 AM

Oh, so it is one of their "family" titles?
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#6 of 12 OFFLINE   James David Walley

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Posted May 31 2002 - 06:30 AM

That particular version deserves to be released in an aspect ratio of 0:1. Posted Image
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Posted May 31 2002 - 06:32 AM

[quote] That particular version deserves to be released in an aspect ratio of 0:1. [quote]

I usually hate threadcrapping, and I actually have no opinion of the film in question, but it'd be funny to suggest a 1:0 AR, as dividing by 0 is impossible. So not only wouldn't the film be viewable, it couldn't even exist. Posted Image

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#8 of 12 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted May 31 2002 - 06:36 AM

Now, now. Everyone has favorite films that are not beloved by everyone, but they should all still be released in OAR. Not a lot of people cared about "Snow Dogs" either, but even if you don't care about this title, the next P&S hatchet job may be one you do care about which is why we need to protest every one. Disney Contact Info (from DaViD Boulet's sig): Call 1-800-72-DISNEY & email disneyinfo@disneyhelp.com and tell them you won't buy P/S-only DVDs!!!
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#9 of 12 OFFLINE   PatrickL

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Posted May 31 2002 - 07:03 AM

Poor as the movie may be, one of its pleasures is the cinematography by Alex Thomson (who also shot Branagh's "Hamlet," Roeg's "Eureka" and "Track 29" as well as "Legend," and "Labyrinth") I might have purchased this disc for that reason, but not now.

#10 of 12 OFFLINE   Jesse Skeen

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Posted May 31 2002 - 07:10 AM

I actually liked this movie, it was 2.35 and released in widescreen on laserdisc; why the hell would they put this out in pan and scan??
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Posted May 31 2002 - 07:53 AM

Posted May 4 6:24 PM by LukeB:

[quote] Wait til May 21 and June 4 then. 2.35:1 titles in P&S only. Journey of Natty Gann, for one. The Scarlet Letter (1995) is another. [quote]

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#12 of 12 OFFLINE   Roger Mathus

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Posted May 31 2002 - 08:36 AM

To clarify one point....it is the 1995 version. I don't actually know if it is 1.33. I saw it in a store and the package is marked 1.33. If anyone has this DVD, perhaps they can confirm if it is indeed 1.33. Disney has been known for package errors. The intent of this thread was not to debate the merits of the film but rather point out the possibility of another example of 1.33 only release rather than OAR.




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