Anyone own any MAR DVDs?

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  1. Matt Butler

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    Just curious


    I only broke down and bought one.

    Frantic. It was less than $10 and its one of my fav flicks. Im awfully damn close to trying to find Nighthawks.

    Please dont turn this thread into a widescreen vs Pan Scam debate please. Its just a curiousity, raise your hand if youve sinned bit.

    Thanks
     
  2. Paul McElligott

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    Not a one, unless you count my first copy of Silverado, which was incorrectly framed at 1.85:1 instead 2.35:1.

    Had P&S been good enough for me, I never would have gotten into LD and then DVD in the first place.
     
  3. Jason Harbaugh

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    Just one and it was one of my very first dvd's and is only available in R1 in P&S so don't judge me too hard. Happy Gilmore. I would rebuy it and perminently destroy the P&S copy in a heartbeat.
     
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    My Fellow Americans. A guilty pleasure that was only $5.88 at Wal-Mart and is not available in OAR.

    But I wouldn't have paid full-price.

    And the original release of Driving Miss Daisy, a gift to me upon first receiving a DVD player. I wasn't aware it was full-screen only when I asked for it. It has since been duly replaced with the recent OAR re-release.
     
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    Thanks to the Christmas Story SE, I now only own 1 MAR disc-Ace Ventura. I bought this the first I week I had my DVD player in 2000 and made the mistake of not checking the specs.

    That disc, and of course all the Kubrick films-just kidding-I like 'em the way they are!!!
     
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    I bought the reissue of 'Excess Baggage' from the $5.88 bin hoping it would contain both transfers like the previous version.

    It only had the PS version and I felt dirty after watching it...

    Columbia/Tristar, shame on you for these 2003 P&S-only reissues from hell.

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    I did knowingly purchase a copy of 'The Rat Pack' from WalMart for $7.88, but I think it was originally 1.33 ratio (a TV movie).
     
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    Police Academy
    Drunken Master II(misframed at 1.78:1 instead of 2.35:1)
    Playing By Heart(also misframed, although this may be intentional)
    Region 2 Buffy Seasons 4-6 sets(1.78:1 despite Joss' 4:3 preference)

    I intentionally left off titles like Austin Powers and the Kubrick films since those have varying aspect ratios based on the directors' wishes.
     
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    Agreed about the shame of purchasing non 16x9 titles. I actually sold my 4x3 lbxed Titanic because of guilt about owning a THX-certified "A" list title that clearly used a new state-of-the-art transfer that was not properly 16x9 encoded.

    Oh...MAR DVDs.

    Two (both open matte):

    A Christmas Story (now replaced with 16x9 WS)
    Mr. Mom (oh PLEEAASE MGM this one needs a new HD transfer SOOO BAAAAD!!!)
     
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    I actually own a few. The original Christmas Story (an early mistake) and three Wal-Mart bargain bin forays: My Fellow Americans, Doc Hollywood and Grumpy Old Men.

    Even with the low price, I will only buy MAR discs that are character/dialog driven (little or no special effects) open matte films. I then treat them as if they're non-anamorphic matted widescreen movies and zoom in. The result looks like OAR to me!
     
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    I have bought some as gifts, but those were the old Christmas Story and IMAX Super Speedway.

    No DVDs in my collection are MAR.
     
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    only one that comes to mind, and I dint even look to see when i bought it.. "Spies like us". My personal favorite comedy of all time.. HOPEFULLY it will get the special edition (and a new 16 x 9 transfer) someday.[​IMG]
     
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    If it says "Formatted to fit your screen", I don't buy it- simple as that. The only ones I have indicating that are the ones included on the same disc with the correct version.
    I have a few pan-and-scan titles that aren't indicated as such on the covers though, from the now-defunct Simitar label- some Jackie Chan flicks and one called "Killer Inside Me", which I got for $5 each at Circus City- at the time I was surprised that anything could sell for that cheap, and since they're not labeled as pan-and-scan they don't count. [​IMG]
     
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    I own:

    Happy Gilmore
    Can't Buy Me Love
    Mr. Mom & Honeymoon in Vegas (from Pizza Hut)

    I think that's it. I used to own the original A Christmas Story DVD, but sold it as soon as I heard the SE was coming out. Happy Gilmore was one of the first DVD's I bought (as a Christmas gift to my wife). At the time, I didn't realize that there were even any MAR releases--I thought all DVD's were released in OAR. Can't Buy Me Love was a must-have for both my wife and I, so I gave in on that one.
     
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    Matt, both films are available in Widescreen in R4 if you're multi-regional. I own both in R4 versions.
     
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    I picked up Ernest Goes To Jail out of nostalgia. Thankfully Goes to Camp is a nice anamorphic OAR transfer, and Saves Chrsitmas has a serviceable non-anamorphic OAR transfer.

    I desposed of Goes To Jail pretty quickly. I possibly would have kept it, but the transfer is by far the worst transfer I have ever seen from a major studio, like it was taken from a fouth generation VHS dub. As hopelessly geeky as this sounds, I felt literal guilt the entire time that thing was on my shelf due to it being foolscreen.
     
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    Buddy and The Great Muppet Caper, both of which came free in cereal.
     
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    I got George of the Jungle to get my mother interested in DVD a few years back, because I wanted her to see the picture quality on a title she loved. I got it free with the Disney deal. Don't remember the specifics of that deal though. I have since sold it. It was one of the first few DVD's I had. My mother also bought Forever Young. It's the only DVD she has ever bought herself, and I have never watched it. I have bought her a bunch of widescreen movies that she likes, so she has plenty of OAR discs to watch.
     

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