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  1. jonathan_little

    *** Official HTF REVIEW & Discussion Thread: Star Wars Trilogy

    I already have the soundtrack, smartass.
  2. jonathan_little

    DVD Review *** Official HTF REVIEW & Discussion Thread: Star Wars Trilogy, pt. 1

    Sorry, but this is an amazing piece of film music and the treatment it has received for the Star Wars DVD is not acceptable. This probably doesn't make much sense to most people, but I'm a much larger fan of film music than I am of films in general. I'm not a huge fan of Star Wars, but I...
  3. jonathan_little

    De Palma's HI, MOM! on the way - anything else by the director?

    Is Columbia Tristar going to ever lower the price of Obsession? I probably would have bought that by now, but the MSRP of $24.95 sets the price a bit higher than I'm willing to pay.
  4. jonathan_little

    DVD Review *** Official HTF REVIEW & Discussion Thread: Star Wars Trilogy, pt. 1

    Well it sounds like I'm probably going to be waiting until HD-DVD to see Star Wars in its proper aspect ratio. Until then I'll be continuing to watch my VHS dub of the pan and scan CED. Mistakes are mistakes, they are not "deliberate creative decisions." Somebody messed up the mix and now the...
  5. jonathan_little

    DVD Review *** Official HTF REVIEW & Discussion Thread: Star Wars Trilogy, pt. 1

    Messed up music tracks = no sale.
  6. jonathan_little

    Colossus: The Forbin Project coming from Universal

    Well that's good, Universal just saved me $10! :confused:
  7. jonathan_little

    Colossus: The Forbin Project coming from Universal

    "Full Frame" for this film means 2.35:1, right? :)
  8. jonathan_little

    Another Columbia pan & scan travesty - "Castle Keep'

    But what about Annie?
  9. jonathan_little

    Sony's Blu-Ray accepts WM9

    Hmm, are these players going to require 2ghz processors in them to decode the crap?
  10. jonathan_little

    CTHE Press Release: The China Syndrome Special Edition

    Well, as mentioned earlier in this thread, Columbia Tristar took the widescreen release of Annie and replaced it with a "Special Edition" pan and scan-only DVD, complete with 5.1 DTS sound. Yes, they apparently are this stupid.
  11. jonathan_little

    Daylight - THX?

    I don't really care if it's THX-certified or not. I have plenty of THX titles (e.g. Moulin Rouge, The Sound of Music) that clearly could have used more quality control, but THX still took their check and allowed their logo to be slapped on them anyway. It's a useless logo and it means nothing...
  12. jonathan_little

    CTHE Press Release: The China Syndrome Special Edition

    Hmm, I think I'm going to assume that it's going to be pan and scan. You've got to court all those VHS folks, ya know!
  13. jonathan_little

    Stooges released colorized

    I just don't understand why Sony determined that we needed to switch between color and B&W on the fly. Doesn't that lower the bandwidth available to both video streams?
  14. jonathan_little

    DVD Review HTF Review: The Black Hole

    Bruce Botnick claims that Star Trek: TMP is the first digitally recorded score. John Barry and Dan Wallin claim that The Black Hole is. I had never heard the claim about Star Trek: TMP until Botnick asserted it in the liner notes of the Nemesis SACD. The latest Star Trek: TMP CD from...
  15. jonathan_little

    Deep Impact Special Collector's Edition

    Well for once my procrastination has paid off.
  16. jonathan_little

    Did I find a rare copy of The Omega Man at Borders?

    I bought the "purple" version of The Omega Man at Borders. The packaging states both pan and scan and widescreen versions are included, but the disc inside was clearly the new, single sided, widescreen-only version. I certainly have no complaints with it.
  17. jonathan_little

    DVD Review HTF Review: The Black Hole

    Sadly there isn't an isolated score track on the Anchor Bay release. This is the first digitally-recorded score and the one that got me interested in film music in general, so I'd love to see Disney allow somebody to release it on CD. Can anybody determine if this is the same 5.1 mix that...
  18. jonathan_little

    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) (with screenshots)

    If you enable Prologic decoding on this "stereo" track, the audio signal fills all speakers (dialog, music, effects, everything on it.) That's evidence to me that it's simply a pseudo-stereo out-of-phase job made using the mono soundtrack. If this was something different, the dialog wouldn't be...
  19. jonathan_little

    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) (with screenshots)

    I think the sound is just rather poor, but I don't remember it getting significantly worse during the finale sequence. I find the video jitter to be more annoying than the sound. It seems that Fox didn't want to spend the money on a remix or all of the sound elements simply didn't exist. The...
  20. jonathan_little

    "Up From Zero" Documentary

    Nope, and since then I've changed ISPs so I'll never get another email update about it. :)
  21. jonathan_little

    Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War On News DVD (READ GUIDELINES BEFORE POSTING)

    From the back of the DVD: "For the first time ever, this documentary reveals the secrets of former Fox News producers, reporters, bookers, and writers who expose what it's like to work for Fox News. These former Fox employees talk about how they were forced to push a 'right-wing' point of view...
  22. jonathan_little

    Another Columbia pan & scan travesty - "Castle Keep'

    How about Annie (1982)? That was originally put out in widescreen, though it was badly misframed in some scenes. Then Columbia silently fixed the problem and never told people how to get a fixed copy. Zoom ahead to 2003 and the widescreen release is deleted as they they re-release Annie in pan...
  23. jonathan_little

    Another Columbia pan & scan travesty - "Castle Keep'

    Why is the "new to DVD" crowd more important than the informed people who already have dozens, hundreds, or maybe even thousands of DVDs?
  24. jonathan_little

    The Absent Minded Professor Review

    I finally picked this up a few weeks ago and it looks great. The only nitpick I could find about the video is that whatever digital magic they applied to the film seems to have messed with the fades. Instead of smooth fades to black, they're more of a flickery process as if a computer was...
  25. jonathan_little

    Colorized Stooges Why Columbia Why ?

    I think the problem is that they're going to implement the discs with two angles so that viewers can flip between the colorized and b&w versions on the fly. I can't understand why they decided to do it this way, because it seems like it's going to lead to more compression artifacts.
  26. jonathan_little

    CTHE Press Release: ANNIE: A ROYAL ADVENTURE!

    Leapin' Lizards, I still don't see a new widescreen release of Annie (1982) from Columbia TriSuck.
  27. jonathan_little

    CTHE Press Release: ANNIE: A ROYAL ADVENTURE!

    Leapin' Lizards, I still don't see a new widescreen release of Annie (1982) from Columbia TriSuck.
  28. jonathan_little

    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (RECOMMENDED).

    I nearly died laughing at that part... I wondered at the beginning why this documentary would be rated TV-MA and that certainly cleared it up!
  29. jonathan_little

    Passion of the Christ Available in Bulk this Week

    I don't see how this is a good thing at all for the "little guy."
  30. jonathan_little

    CTHE Press Release: The Three Stooges in COLOR?!

    Hey Columbia, cut it out with the colorization gimmicks and just lower the prices on these Three Stooges discs! I assume that multi-angle video must have all angles compressed down into one 10mbps stream. Does this effectively limit the peak bitrate of both the colorized and B&W versions to...
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