Best DVD info websites?

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  1. John Eshleman

    John Eshleman Auditioning

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    What is the best website to visit that gives info on DVD features, such as aspect ratio, audio, extras, etc.?
     
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    Alex Spindler Producer

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    DVD Lister is the only one I use now. All of my previous sources (Images, DVD Review) have dried up as comprehensive sources.
     
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    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    amazon.com is pretty complete. But their info is not in list format.
     
  4. TyC

    TyC Stunt Coordinator

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    DVD Angle lists that information with each of their reviews.
     
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    Rob Gardiner Cinematographer

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    For aspect ration, it begins and ends with Widescreen Review. To my knowledge, they are the only site that actually measure the aspect ratio of the displayed image rather than simply reading what's printed on the back of the box (which is often incorrect). For example, their review of MINORITY REPORT reports an AR of 2.40. DVDfile's review says simply 2.35 which is probably what is on the box.
    For other info, I usually go to dvdfile.com. If they do not have a review of the disc, I go to Yahoo and search for:
    "herbie rides again" dvd review
     
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    Honestly, when I need info for a review on DVDShrine.com, I head over to dvd.com
     
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    When 2.70:1 for Ben Hur, i knew it was wider than usual LOL
     
  9. Rob Gardiner

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    Jeremy,
    If only I was smart enough to use an example that was 100% true. [​IMG] Still, in this case WSR had the correct info while the other site did not.
    Another example: MGM's disc of LAST TANGO IN PARIS. The packaging does not mention an aspect ratio. The only online review I could find was at dvdtown.com and they mention 1.66 which they must have got from imdb. The disc looked very overmatted to me, compared to the Criterion laser. I checked WSR and they gave the figure 1.90 which looks about right to me.
    They also cite the AR of BARRY LYNDON as 1.58 which again looks about right to me. (DVDfile lists 1.66)
    Does anyone know of another site with accurate AR information?
     

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