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best version of willy wonka (original movie) to get on dvd?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Ted Lee, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

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    so it looks like there's several versions, including a much maligned pan&scan version (which i'll obviously skip). but from what i can tell, there was an anamorphic version released in 2001, but another in 2005? and it looks like one version actually cropped the top & bottom to make a "fake" wide-screen?

    so ... uhh ... which is the best version to get?

    thanks!
     
  2. Mike Frezon

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    I think this is the one you want, the Ted. 2005 WS DVD. IIRC, the HTF was instrumental in the release of the WS version after the P&S version was announced. It all seems like so long ago!

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    But, are you into Blu-ray yet? If so, wait until October 20.

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  3. Colin Jacobson

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    I'm pretty sure the 2005 DVD is the same as the 2001 disc - it was just repackaged in a different case.

    It's definitely the way to go for SD-DVD:

    http://www.dvdmg.com/willywonkawidescreen.shtml

    BTW, it's not "fake widescreen". Yes, the fullscreen version show more info, but it's an open matte image - you're seeing things you weren't MEANT to see...
     
  4. Ted Lee

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    exactly what i needed to know ... thx guys!

    ps mike: i haven't gotten into BD yet ... waiting for my old-arse sony 720p RPTV to die before i make the jump.
     

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