Anamorphic vs. Non-Anamorphic

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  1. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Producer

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    Where can one go for a good list of which OAR titles are anamorphic or non-anamorphic, (which release too).

    For example, I was looking at the Lethal Weapon series and multi-packs in Best Buy. They have one with all 4, and these are the original releases, but I couldn't tell regaring non-ana vs. ana. Then they have a 3 pack with LW 1-3, Director's Cut, again no info on non-ana vs. ana.

    Then to top it off, I heard that Air Force One, a movie I'd been wanting, is Anamorphic even though the box does not say Anamorphic or Enhanced for 16:9.

    Having a ready reference to look-up these kind of things would be very helpful.
     
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    Clinton McClure Casual Enthusiast
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    Can't say about the Lethal Weapons but if you're gonna get Air Force One, I recommend the Superbit version. Much better than the original release plus it's anamorphic with dts.
     
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    The Lethal Weapons Director's Cuts with the blue-silver covers are anamorphic.
     
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    The Internet movie database (www.imdb.com) is pretty good. You can search for the movie you want, then view the dvd details. I believe they usually note if the dvd is anamaphoric and are usually very accurate.
     
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    Both versions of the Lethal Weapon movies are anamorphic.
    The best site I've found with such DVD info is All Movie Guide (www.allmovie.com). Just look up a movie and click on the "DVD details" icon. The site often lists all of a disc's features, including even what's on the menu screens, whether it has content on both sides and chapter listings.
     
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  8. Qui-Gon John

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    Thanks for the info. Looks like I'll be getting the Director's Cut of 1-3 (the 3 pack). As to # 4, I think there is only one release, right, "Premiere Collection", IIRC. Will there be a Director's Cut of that or is it already like he wanted it?

    Good news now about Die Hard 4, but I can't beleive McClane is supposed to die at the end, (not a spoiler, they're telling this on the news).
     

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