Are the Region 2-6 versions of these movies 16X9 enhanced???

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  1. Chad B.

    Chad B. Second Unit

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    I realize this is a long list but if anyone knows of even one title listed here that has a DVD with anamorphic widescreen, it would be most appreciated. I'd love to upgrade as many of these region one non-anamorphic titles as possible.
    Many thanks in advance! [​IMG]
    - Chad
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    101 Dalmations '61
    101 Dalmations '98
    The Abyss: Special Edition
    All Dogs Go To Heaven
    An American Werewolf In London
    An American Werewolf In Paris
    Anastasia
    Babe
    Battle For The Planet Of The Apes
    Beneath The Planet Of The Apes
    The Black Cauldron
    The Black Stallion
    Bride Of Re-Animator
    Brokedown Palace
    Cherry Falls
    Clerks
    Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes
    Cop Land
    Crocodile
    The Curve
    Cut
    Dead Man On Campus
    DeepStar Six
    The Defender
    Escape From The Planet Of The Apes
    An Extremely Goofy Movie
    Eye Of The Killer
    Eyes Wide Shut
    Father Of The Bride
    Field Of Dreams
    Fluke
    The Fox And The Hound
    From Beyond
    From Dusk Till Dawn
    From Dusk Till Dawn: Texas Blood Money
    George Of The Jungle
    A Goofy Movie
    Grumpier Old Men
    Grumpy Old Men
    Halloween 2
    Halloween 3
    Halloween 4
    Halloween 5
    Halloween 6
    Hard Boiled
    Hard Rain
    Hercules
    High Risk
    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
    Homeward Bound 2
    House Of Yes
    Jack Frost '96
    James And The Giant Peach
    The Jungle Book
    Lady And The Tramp
    The Land Before Time 1
    Lion King 2
    Little Mermaid 2
    Mary Poppins
    Misery
    MVP: Most Valuable Primate
    Nightmare Before Christmas DTS
    Ninja Scroll
    Nixon
    Odd Couple 2
    Parent Trap '98
    Pocahontas 2
    Primal Fear
    Private Parts
    Psycho '60
    Psychopath
    Ravenous
    Re-Animator
    Robin Hood '73
    RoboCop 1
    RoboCop 2
    The Santa Clause
    Scream 1
    Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Halloween
    Silence Of The Lambs
    Sword In The Stone
    Terror Tract
    The Thing '82
    The Tie That Binds
    The Usual Suspects
    Young Guns
     
  2. Alistair Paterson

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    From you list I only know of 'Private Parts' being available in anamorphic widescreen on R2 PAL.
    I don't think that 'The Abyss' will ever be available in any region sporting an anamorphic transfer.
    I think that both the 'Lion King 2'and 'Little Mermaid 2' are both presented in 4:3 and so arnt available in widescreen.
    As for 'Ninja Scroll' (I take it your talking about the Jap anime) I thought it was already presented in a anamorphic transfer on the R1 DVD.
    I will see if I can find out any info on the other titles you have listed.
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  4. Yuifai Cheung

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    The following titles have DVD with anamorphic widescreen -
    Babe (R2 UK PAL)
    Scream (R2 Japan NTSC)
    Silence of the Lambs (R2 Japan NTSC)
    Usual Suspects (R2 Japan NTSC)
    Eyes Wide Shut (All Regions DVD full screen, R3 NTSC uncut)
     
  5. Chad B.

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    Alistair
    In R1 The Lion King 2 and The Little Mermaid 2 are widescreen but not enhanced. Thus I hoped there might be a better version out there. [​IMG]
    Yuifai
    Not only is the R3 of Eyes Wide Shut uncut, but so is the R4 version. Sadly it appears Kubrick refused widescreen anywhere. [​IMG]
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    Thank you both! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. John DrakeLaw

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    From Dusk Til Dawn, many of the European ones are anamorphic. I've got the German 2 disc set, which although I've had a while haven't got round to watching yet, but it is 16x9.
     
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    Wasn't "Field of Dreams" R1 anamorphic?!? Need to check at home...
    -Christian
     
  8. Chad B.

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    Nope, I've got the R1 FOD. [​IMG]
     
  9. ChristopherM

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    Pathe's UK PAL R2 DVD of James and the Giant
    Peach is 1.85:1 anamorphic, with trailer, music
    video and production featurette.
    By the way, be careful when buying R2 DVDs.
    Just because a title is anamorphic in one
    European country, it does not necessarily follow
    that it will be anamorphic in the other countries.
     
  10. Chad B.

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    Chris:
    Thanks for the word of caution about their being different R2 versions in different countries. I've noticed a lot of this already. It looks like I may have to keep my James And The Giant Peach R1 since it has DTS. [​IMG]
     
  11. Richard Cooper

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    Chad:
    I don't know about R2 outside the UK, but here I've only found 2 discs that have DTS (Chicken Run and The Eagles HFO) Are we hard done by or what! I think I may just have to start a thread in the studio feedback section...
    Chris:
    You wouldn't happen to frequent 3dfiles.com, would you? If not, that's TWO ppl from Colchester I've found recently!
     
  12. ChristopherM

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    No, that's not me on 3dfiles.com.
    I agree we are poorly served on DTS though. Another example is that the UK R2 Gladiator DVD had DTS, but the R1 DVD had DTS-ES. I also heard that the Dolby Digital track was mastered at a lower rate on the R2 DVD.
     
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  14. Richard Cooper

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    I think I must be one of the few ppl round here who HASN'T sen Gladiator! Didn't really appeal to me I guess. I might borrow it sometime to see if I like it however. Lower bitrate huh? Figures, I guess. back to imports then.
     

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