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  1. Hendrik

    Godard's Histoire (s) du cinéma

    ...nope... . . . ;) . . .
  2. Hendrik

    The Films of Powell & Pressburger; 9-disc set coming August

    ...erm... Running time of "Colonel Blimp" is 163 minutes, not 103 as indicated above... one hopes... . . . :) . . .
  3. Hendrik

    New anamorphic The Whip and the Body in Germany soon!

    ...BEWARE OF SAZUMA...!... . . . ;) . . .
  4. Hendrik

    Horror Express (1972, Cushing & Lee) anamorphic in Germany!

    ...BEWARE OF SAZUMA...!... . . . ;) . . .
  5. Hendrik

    Child's Play - Amamorphic Widescreen?

    ...erm... Australia (Region 4) has it in wide screen and 16/9 enhanced... . . . ;) . . .
  6. Hendrik

    Plein Soleil: New edition coming out in France

    "...I really hate it if the producers don't make subtitles..." ...well... these DVDs are made for the French-language market, after all (France, Belgium, Switzerland, Monaco, Tahiti, etc.)... what seems much worse - to me ! - is the fact that almost no French DVDs carry subs for the hard of...
  7. Hendrik

    Disney CINDERELLA - strange specs

    ...the OAR is the ultimate ratio of "family-friendliness": 1.33:1. ...actually, the OAR (= "Academy Ratio") is 1.37:1 (signed) Passing Pedant . . . . . .
  8. Hendrik

    Plein Soleil: New edition coming out in France

    ...according to dvdfr the DVDs featuring Romy Schneider have "sous-titres: aucun", meaning "subtitles: none" (not even French ones!!!)... . . . . . .
  9. Hendrik

    Will HD-DVD and Blu-Ray do away w/ region free?

    ...region TV formats are irrelevant-ie: We wont' need no steenking PAL or NTSC..! ...are you sure about that??? There will still be 120V/60c (e.g. Regions 1 and 2/Japan) with 30fps and 220V/50c (e.g. Regions 2/Europe, 4/Australia/New Zealand) with 25fps... yes?... no?... he asked, not...
  10. Hendrik

    Seven Samurai - 2 Disc Special Edition???

    "Well, I´m not a purist so I like anamorphic widescreen releases and 5.1 soundtracks, even if it "should be" 4:3 and mono." ...tsk, tsk, tsk... and shame on you...!... . . . . . .
  11. Hendrik

    Lilo and Stitch SE out in Australia

    ...well, then: do you really expect a seven-year old French kid to read subtitles...?...(in a country where the vast majority of people watch ONLY the dubbed version of any non-French movie)...?... (ditto for Germany, and Italy, and Spain, countries where the vast majority of moviegoers watch...
  12. Hendrik

    Lilo and Stitch SE out in Australia

    ...no, I'm not... we're talking Disney here (= mainly for kids!)... do you really expect a French 5-year old to read French subtitles...?... ...and, anyway, "Bambi" has an early nineteen-forties (1942, to be exact) MONO soundtrack, souped up for pseudo 3D-Stereo, in -take a deep breath now-...
  13. Hendrik

    Lilo and Stitch SE out in Australia

    Yeah, too bad the French version with the DTS track isn't in the original English! ...but... but... but... it is a DVD made for the French-language market - meaning France, the French-speaking parts of Belgium and Switzerland, the Princedom of Monaco, Tahiti, and a few other French...
  14. Hendrik

    Will HD-DVD and Blu-Ray do away w/ region free?

    ...but... but... but... will there still be NTSC and PAL...?... he asked, innocently... . . . :frowning: . . .
  15. Hendrik

    Question about NTSC

    ...erm... the VAST majority of the world's people (including a billion+ Chinese and about a billion Indians) have been watching PAL for several decades... nobody went blind (due to speed-up) or deaf (as a result of 'helium voices')... and, yes!, I have watched favorite films (e.g. "Les enfants...
  16. Hendrik

    Question about NTSC

    Hear! Hear! . . . ;) . . .
  17. Hendrik

    What extras are on the 2 disc Blueberry DVD in France?

    ...Too bad the French don't put English subtitle options on their DVDs. ...erm... seeing as how this movie features Juliette Lewis, Michael Madsen, Ernest Borgnine, Colm Meaney, and Eddie Izzard, among others, I rather suspect the original language is indeed English - also note that the...
  18. Hendrik

    Movie trivia

    ...how about this site...?... (...of course, you have to be a member - but (at least for American movies) it is the most exhaustive and authoritative site in existence... - or: go to your local library and ask if they have the AFI film catalogs... (for instance: the Salt Lake City Library does...
  19. Hendrik

    Non Region 1 DVDs

    Hello Cees! ;) Torgny: "Region 1 DVDs usually have other languages on them too." No, they do not, at least not in the form of subtitles! For instance: I've never come across a German-, Russian-, Italian-, Swedish-, Japanese-language Criterion DVD that has optional French subtitles, let...
  20. Hendrik

    Non Region 1 DVDs

    "...I don't understand is why Region 2 DVDs are so much more expensive than Region 1 DVDs in the US..." ...it's called "economy of scale": in the US they (mostly) have to cater only to viewers who speak English (although many US DVDs do feature optional French subs and/or French dubs, which...
  21. Hendrik

    heavem help us on dvd in region 4

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  22. Hendrik

    Classic American Westerns - Now Available @ Amazon's French Site

    "...Is it out in France?" ...indeed it is, under its alternate title Mary Of Scotland... ...FYI: the 2-disc SE of "The Big Sky" includes the "short" version (120 minutes, without French subs) and the "long" version (136 minutes, with French subs)... . . . . . .
  23. Hendrik

    Pyschological horror movie

    ...just curious: what is the Spanish title...?... . . . . . .
  24. Hendrik

    ID this film? Man stays in bed. Possibly Italian

    ...and the movie is available on a French (R2/PAL) DVD - without subtitles in any language, including French... ...sigh... . . . . . .
  25. Hendrik

    Schindler's List : English subtitles ??

    ...alright, I'll take "decoding" rather than "generating"... ...the funny thing is, though, that all those people who talk about the player "generating" subtitles, would never dream of talking about that player "generating" the soundtrack(s) (like I said, DD 5.1, etc, but also a Director's...
  26. Hendrik

    Schindler's List : English subtitles ??

    "...I also believe you'll find "generated" to be accurate, since each subtitle bitstream has to be interpreted by the player, which in turn "generates" the appropriate characters on the screen. Also, the bitstream can be modified to have the characters be displayed in a color or fade in and out...
  27. Hendrik

    Schindler's List : English subtitles ??

    "...Subtitles = DVD player generated, looks different depending on the disc you play." ...erm... the player does not "generate" anything...!... it simply "reads/reproduces" the bitstreams that are encoded on the disc - which could well be "subtitles" ( = spoken text ) AS WELL AS "closed...
  28. Hendrik

    Anybody heard of SHADE?

    ...here's a review of the movie... . . . . . .
  29. Hendrik

    best films from first-time directors?

    ...Satyajit Ray's "Pather Panchali"... . . . . . .
  30. Hendrik

    War Of The Worlds not stereo?

    ...and, incidentally, it's CHACE - not "Chase"... (signed) Insufferable Passing Pedant . . . . . .
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