Cube DVD-OAR?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chris Bardon, Jul 28, 2002.

  1. Chris Bardon

    Chris Bardon Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2000
    Messages:
    2,059
    Likes Received:
    0
    Finally got around to seing this film, but noticed right away that it was 1.33:1. I figured that it was filmed in this ratio, and I really can't see why Alliance would have done a P&S job on such a small market film, but does anyone know what the actual AR of the film is?

    For those who haven't seen the film-the disc is barren, but the movie is excellent. Definitely something that I'd like to see revisited with a better disc.
     
  2. cafink

    cafink Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 1999
    Messages:
    3,043
    Likes Received:
    36
    Real Name:
    Carl Fink
    I hate to have to tell you this, but the disc you describe sounds like a real rip-off.

    The American DVD release of this film is indeed widescreen. It's non-anamorphic, I think, but I'm not positive. On top of that, it includes a few great supplements, including three deleted scenes, a commentary track, some storyboard-to-film comparisons, and of course the obligatory trailer. (Do NOT watch the trailer if you haven't seen the film!!!!)

    So if you want a better version of "Cube" on DVD, it sounds like the American disc already has what you're looking for.
     
  3. Alex Spindler

    Alex Spindler Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2000
    Messages:
    3,971
    Likes Received:
    0
    Carl's right...non-anamorphic but with some meaty extras.
     
  4. Justin_S

    Justin_S Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    3,576
    Likes Received:
    1
    Yep, Carl is definitely right. I know, because I own the American DVD, and it is one of my most watched DVDs in my collection. Great disc!
     
  5. Peter Overduin

    Peter Overduin Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    0
    Kind of sad...this is a Canadian-made film and has a real 'cult' following. I recommend it to people all the time who have never previously heard of it - and walked away from it disturbed for days. Alliance has never really gotten it's shit together; and Cube is an example of that truism.
     
  6. Chris Bardon

    Chris Bardon Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2000
    Messages:
    2,059
    Likes Received:
    0
    So the American DVD of a Canadian flick is a real SE? Wow, that's kind of strange. Who distributes it down there?
     
  7. Adam Tyner

    Adam Tyner Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2000
    Messages:
    1,410
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trimark's logo is plastered on my copy, so presumably it falls in Lion's Gate's domain.
     
  8. Chris M

    Chris M Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2000
    Messages:
    487
    Likes Received:
    0
    The only DVD I can find for sale is the Trimark one, which is good, since it's widescreen.
    But going to Lions Gate Films www.lionsgatefilms.com I looked for Cube and found it with the exact same cover, but no specs to aspect ratio or anything.
    Well, at least if I do find it I know to get the Trimark one [​IMG]
    Chris.
    BTW, hypercube looks cool... theaters April 2003 according to imdb.com. 4 dimentions... cool! [​IMG]
     
  9. Alex Spindler

    Alex Spindler Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2000
    Messages:
    3,971
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hmmm, well, the original cube dealt with four dimensions as well
    x,y,z,time
    , so I wonder how the Hypercube will work.
     
  10. JulianK

    JulianK Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2000
    Messages:
    843
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you have the ability to play discs from other regions, may I suggest the French R2 version, which is anamorphic, has 448kbps audio, and it's on a dual-layer disc. The subtitles are removeable (well, they are on my player!)
    It also features a three-minute interview with the director (this featurette is notionally in French, but his comments and the film clips are in English, with French subtitles). The icing on the cake, though, is Natali’s 1996 short film about three people (including Cube’s Hewlett) trapped in a lift, Elevated (Le Court-Métrage).
    Nice disc!
     

Share This Page