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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by JavierS, Aug 11, 2002.
Since this DVD is coming out this Tuesday (8/13), has there been any reviews on this DVD??
Haven't heard anything about it, but I will definitely be picking it up. I love this movie.
Reviews? Heh...I stopped worrying about all of that the second I read this post:
You've got to be kidding me.
That sucks bigtime!!! I definitely will not be buy it then!!
yeah, if it isn't OAR, then I guess I will be saving my money for the following Tuesday. Too bad
The DVD's name should be changed to "Can't Buy Me".
To quote myself from another thread...
But if it's open-matte, aren't you getting all the information that was seen theatrically? All you have to do is matte out the parts that weren't shown in the theater: the top and bottom. (Or you could just zoom in with your TV and/or DVD player if it has this feature).
Don't get me wrong, I'm pro-OAR, but at least with open-matte, you're not missing any information as you would with pan-and-scan. With pan-and-scan, the information which is cut off is cut off permanently. With open-matte, you just have to do a little work to achieve OAR.
I agree, of course, that Disney should have just given us the OAR like they should have. There's no reason why we should make our own mattes just to achieve OAR...
Then you lose the enhanced resolution of a 16x9 widescreen version.
It's hard to tell if CAN'T BUY ME LOVE is a "true" open-matte (meaning it was photographed at 1.33:1). Most of the time, the framing seems as if it was intended for 1.85:1 matting. But there are some scenes where the matting would intrude on the composition, causing slight cramping.
I've spent many years with VHS, laserdiscs and now DVD. And I've spent/wasted a lot of time comparing various versions/formats of different movies. It's been my observation that Disney seems to use a 1.66:1 hard-matte process when filming most of their live-action, non-CGI-oriented movies. So when these movies are released in "full-frame", we tend to get more top/bottom area, but lose a bit off the sides. In this case, a simple zoom, or matting, with one's player or TV doesn't solve the problem: it makes it worse, since we're already losing side info. And since some movies were matted with differing top or bottom lines, and not just fixed mattes, it's not always possible to know that a home "matte job" is accurate to the intended theatrical presentation.
If the studios refuse to release certain titles in OAR, I guess the best compromise here would be to release it in its 1.66:1 ratio, as photographed. The slight black bands shouldn't piss off J6P too much, and the OAR people (us) would at least get the full width, and some could matte with their equipment.
However, I still feel that OAR is the only way to go. I've grown tired of dealing with this issue after over 20 years and three video formats. Is it really that much to ask to have CAN'T BUY ME LOVE in its OAR after all these years?
Okay, you've convinced me!
No OAR = No sale!
Definitely no sale here. Too bad, I was really looking forward to this one.
I bought this one for my wife along with Clash of the Titans and Time After Time (all widescreen 16X9), and at the time it didn't have aspect ratio information at DVDEmpire. I assumed (wrongly) that everything is going to be widescreen nowadays. I'm feel cheated having bought this title sight unseen. Not happy
I really love this movie but since it is not in the original aspect ratio 1.85:1 no sale over here
I was also really looking forward to this DVD, but No OAR = No sale! I will have to just keep waiting.
Maybe my FAVORITE movie from the 80's as I was a high school outcast who really related to the main character here, but without the OAR, I'll have to settle for some other title in the coming weeks.
As with most of you, I thought I'd chime in with...
NO OAR = NO SALE!
And, again, like most of you, this was by FAR my favorite 80's movie. It's a shame.
I bet the R2 DVD will be widescreen...
No OAR = No Sale
And this is one I've always liked!
Mentions of this movie have brought my high school crush on Amanda Peterson back to life, but I will not be buying this DVD.