Anamorphic Super Mario Brothers?

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  1. Travis_W

    Travis_W Supporting Actor

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    I know I'll be lambasted for liking this movie but I've always had a soft spot for it. DVDFile announced a June 3rd release date for it but they didn't say if it would be anamorphic widescreen or not. Chances are it will be but Buena Vista is pretty slippery on these matters like Ernest Scared Stupid. Any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. Rob Lutter

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    I don't know... but nonanamorphic or not, this disc is going to be in my hands on street date. Quite simply one of my favorite movies as a kid (I must have seen the old VHS over 100 times [​IMG] )
     
  3. Travis_W

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    I never really saw it as a video game movie, just a fun little flick. I never thought it would come out but chances are it will be widescreen, it really depends on what the laserdisc was since they usually just port them.

    I see that you met Bruce "Don't call me Ash" Campbell! I met him too at a Barnes and Noble book signing. Cool guy.
     
  4. Beau

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    I hope that it is OAR. But either way, I'll probably buy it regardless. My VHS is getting bad. I would watch it EVERY day of EVERY summer. Can't wait for the DVD.
    And to add to the other conversation, I have also meet Bruce Campbell, just last month at a signing.[​IMG]
     
  5. BenjaminG

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    Any information regarding this will be most appreciated. I doubt very much whether they would spend the money to make a 5.1 mix, so I think that we will get plain jane stereo. I hope there a few extras on the disc.
     
  6. Travis_W

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    Yeah, Bruce Campbell's cool.

    As for the extras I wouldn't expect any. We'd be lucky if we got the trailer (I still remember that actually) and it probably will be stereo since it's a budget title. It really just depends on what the laserdisc is and if they catagorize this as a kid's movie. I tried going to their website for information but no luck. I'll probably buy it too but I don't know...anamorphic weighs pretty heavy in my book as I didn't by Ernest Scared Stupid for a low 7 bucks even.
     
  7. Eugene Esterly

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    I also love the Super Mario Brothers movie. But I pick up this movie but only if the DVD is in OAR.
     
  8. Jesse Skeen

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    The laserdisc isn't in 5.1, but a few prints with Dolby Digital did go out to a few theaters!

    I got the LD for the bargain price of $14.88 at Camelot Music (original price $39.99!)
     
  9. Joshua_Y

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    I cant wait to get this disc!
     
  10. Travis_W

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    Hey Jesse, was the LD widescreen?
     
  11. Jesse Skeen

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    Yep, the LD's widescreen. The 35mm prints were hard-matted 1.85 too.
     
  12. BenjaminG

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  13. Andy Olivera

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    Yep, I remember that trailer. Used to love that song, too. It's called Snap, by Technotronics...
     
  14. Travis_W

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    Does hard-matting mean that it was actually shot full frame? Even if it was, full frame gives too much headroom, anymore I can't even believe I ever watched that thing called VHS. Just to approach an unrelated issue my local Blockbuster stopped carrying widescreen, those fools. I get all my DVDs at Hollywood since they only carry widescreen but it's just the principal, you know.

    Anyway, back on topic. I e-mailed Buena Vista regarding Super Mario and another great title from yesteryear, 3 Ninjas (also streets 6/3) if they were going to be widescreen or not. Should get a reply soon.
     
  15. Matt Wooten

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    this is good news to hear.. i almost bought one of the japanese imports on ebay a alil while ago. anywho it will probably be dolby surround. i'd imagine it would at least get a trailer. either way im down for a copy! [​IMG]
     
  16. Travis_W

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    Didn't know it came out in Japan. Still no reply from Buena Vista, might take a while longer than expected.
     
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    There is a German version, too. Its widescreen but no English audio track[​IMG]
     
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    BUMP! Any word yet if it's gonna be widescreen?
     
  19. Jeff Kleist

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    No, and there probably won't be for 2-3 months when they solicit the title
     
  20. Beau

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    I have recently watched my old VHS copy of this movie, and something in the movie REALLY cought my eye. When it's showing the overview of Dinohattan, it shows what the twin towers are in there and half of one of them is gone. And near the end when the two dimensions are merging, it shows the real Twin towers(not the other dimensions')and when it's merging part on one of the towers dissapears because that's what it was in the other dimension. Having not seeing this movie sience quite a while before september 11th, I never really thought about that scene in the movie. What do you think will show up on the DVD?
     

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