Amistad "Inflight" ?

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  1. PhilBoy

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    I just bought a copy of Amistad that was paired with Saving Private Ryan...

    The inner ring of Amistad is labelled INFLIGHT (dvd lodo) AMISTAD.

    What does INFLIGHT refer to ? Is this on all copies ?
     
  2. Craig S

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    No such labeling on my copy, which was purchased several years ago when it was first released.

    I'd be a little concerned, as most movies shown in flight are edited (especially an R-rated film like Amistad). Are the special features (trailer, featurette, bios) on the disk?

    Where did you buy this bundle?
     
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    I bought it at the local Best Buy.

    From what I remember from the first time I saw it, it doesn't seem edited.

    It may be my imagination, but the image looked squished in height ?

    The flipside (which I assume are the features}, won't play.

    PQ and sound are fine.
     
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    That's a bad sign. As far as I know there are no flipper versions of Amistad in R1.
     
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    I don't know if they are still in business, but I used to work for Inflight Motion Pictures. It was the company who provided 16mm movies for the airplanes entertainment systems before video took over. The movies were sometimes heavily edited for content and running time.

    Methinks you may have a pirated copy. Take it back and see if another package contains the same DVD.

    Ted
     
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    Are they using DVDs for movies on airplanes now? Last time I saw a movie on an airplane (1992) it was on some kind of non-consumer Beta format- from what I heard the tapes had extra holes and whatnot so they wouldn't fit in a consumer Beta machine. Are they using region code 7 or 8 for these?
     
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    Still tape AFAIK.

    But anything is possible.

    Ted
     
  8. Dennis Nicholls

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    Playing a DVD in an airplane would be a "public performance" so regular DVDs wouldn't be used. I'm guessing the media used would have to be vetted past MPAA.
     
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    Airplanes and cruise ships are region 8. Not sure what region 7 is.
     
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    Perhaps it's a DVD from one of the airline rental places? You know, the ones where you can rent them at Airport A and drop them off after your flight at Airport B.
     
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    I saw two in-flight movies last year, and one of them was definitely a tape...the tracking was off.
     
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    Yeah, I've noticed that on many flights, too. I can't believe they don't use DVDs. As many times as those tapes get played they're going to wear out quickly.
     
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    Couldn't bumps and turbulence in an airplane be problematic for DVD players?
     

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