Neither movie is zoomed in. Both have an aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and are presented correctly.
Both movies use the correct Columbia logo for the era. The words "Columbia Pictures" are not present in this version when the lady with the torch is on screen.
Here's a version from 1977 in 1.85:1...
I recently discovered that itunes has the following miniseries converted to widescreen:
Roots: The Next Generations
Roots: The Gift
North And South
North And South: Book II
I don't have the itunes version of Roots, just the 4:3 Blu-Ray so I cannot say how cropped they are, but...
James Cameron is on record that the HD transfers for The Abyss and True Lies are done and that it's up to FOX, not him to release them. At a con last year, Cameron even called out the head of FOX video (who was present) for just sitting on them.
FOX is likely waiting for Avatar 2 to cross...
E-mail is in. Currently being forwarded to the correct department, according to the e-mail I got this morning.
Yes, it has occurred to me that the extras might not be final yet but like Andy said, it won't hurt to ask. That said, my pre-order is in. :)
BTW, only the second episode of Galactica...
The Madman listing does state the episodes are from new HD masters. However, there are some concerns:
1---The theatrical version of the pilot in SD only. This movie seems destined never to see it's 1.85:1 AR again, much less it's stereo soundtrack which was available on laserdisc and VHS...
Seems to early to be a Halloween prank. Besides, whenever has John Landis ever pulled a similar prank? Never, to my knowledge.
While I actually prefer the SE's, I would also like to have the original theatrical cuts of the trilogy in HD.
Like Fox Mulder, I want to believe.
Time will tell.
I popped in my copy last night and can confirm the non jungle scenes are converted. Even the opening space shot has depth in the stars and the Predator's ship zooms slightly off the screen as it passes the camera.
I won't get around to watching the whole thing untill after the holidays but I...
As I said, I won't get into the set in full untill after the holidays. From what I can tell though, all previous extras are here, probably all in SD as the few I checked are.
New extras include Con panels with the original cast and the German Super 8mm digests.
All extras have...
Just got this set in the mail today. I took a quick look and can confirm the following:
It's region B locked
These are indeed true HD transfers. From what I saw, they look excellent!
Audio is DTS-MA 5.1, I cannot tell about the quality as I was using my TV speakers.
Galactica 1980 is indeed...
It's being released by Koch Media who has a reputation for excellent Blu-Ray transfers.The set has also been confirmed to include all 10 episode of BG:80 also in HD.Also, Universal probably re-mastered the entire series when they did the theatrical cut of the pilot earlier this year.
Yes, we are...
Gee, could that reliable source be George Lucas? Who has said, many times, that archival 35mm interpositives are in the Lucasfilm Vaults? Something confirmed by RIck McCallum, and Ron Howard, who actually asked to see them?
GL has stated that the 35mm elements need "a lot of work". My guess is...
The "To Be Continued..." was present on every home video format, not just VHS as Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis would have you believe. It was also included in both the original NBC and USA broadcasts.
A widescreen version of the "TBC" can be seen on the letterboxed laserdisc.
For 15 years or...
I have the UK DVD of Comedy Of Terrors and the missing frames are there. Likely, the source material used for the US DVD (different than the source material used for the UK) was damaged in that area so the frames were removed.