Columbia Tristar contacts?

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  1. ChrisBEA

    ChrisBEA Screenwriter

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    I just discovered something that has made me unhappy.
    Some months ago I picked up a copy of Johnny Mnemonic, reading on the back that it had both full and wide versions. Now I go to watch it and discover that it is only pan and scan [​IMG]
    Any idea if contacting CTHV will do me any good?
    And does anyone at least know if it is open matte? I think it is....

    Thanks
     
  2. Randy A Salas

    Randy A Salas Screenwriter

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    It should be a two-sided disc with P&S on one side and widescreen on the other. Does your copy not have two playing sides?
     
  3. ChrisBEA

    ChrisBEA Screenwriter

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    No, it has a screen printed image on one side....[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. MatthewA

    MatthewA Lead Actor

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    Yeesh, that's bad.

    But don't bother contacting them. Look at the threads for the P&S fiascoes of "Annie" and "Matilda," and you'll find they just don't care.
     
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    jonathan_little Stunt Coordinator

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    I wasted my time months ago sending them snail mail about Annie. They never wrote back to me.
     
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    Fredric Stunt Coordinator

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    Here's one that bothers me to no end: Year of the Gun is actually ADVERTIZED on the back as being in a 1.66:1 ratio. Nope: full screen!
     
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    You need to report stuff like this to the Better Business Bureau. I'm surprised no one has suggested them.
     
  8. WillG

    WillG Producer

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    Yes this has been discussed in a few other threads. Columbia has somewhat secretly been dropping the WS side from many of their dual sided/format discs. The "Good news" is that they reduced their prices but.....


    WHAT THE F*CK GOOD DOES THAT DO ANYONE HERE!?

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...ht=Spice+World
     
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    CT has been providing Wal*Mart with a lot of titles with the Widescreen version removed. You can probably find a widescreen version at a retailer like Best Buy, or on the internet. You might be able to return your Wal*Mart copy to the Best buy in exchange for the Widescreen copy. I don't think they changed the SKU, so it should work.
     
  10. WillG

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    It's not just a Wal*Mart thing. CTHE is just dropping the WS side from many of their Dual format discs, period.

    If there are any CTHE catalog titles you were thinking about picking up that are dual version flippers, I'd say do it now.


    It may be idealistic, but how about a class action lawsuit against CTHE/Sony? Now that DVD has brought a precident for OAR, it wouldn't actually be a totally ridiculous complaint. You could even tie in the 16:9 televisions that Sony sells, but their catalog discs are 4:3 only. Play up the "we're being duped" angle. Hell, just the idea of bad publicity could get them to stop all the MAR nonsense.
     

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