Dirty Dozen R2

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Hi has anyone seen this dvd as yet that came out on monday -I was wondering if it's an improvement on the circa 1998 MGM letterbox dvd, if it's in anamorphic thats an improvement!

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No one has bought this/rented it/seen it?

I'd rather not blind buy it if it's a naff transfer...

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I bought it Mark, it's 2 channel stereo sound and... yes anamorphic!
The picture looked good and colorful, stereo was okay, the only extra was a 10min 1967 featurette. It only cost me a tenner from a high street shop, well worth it.
 

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can't complain about that price than.

a steal

 
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Hi Mark,

I just got my copy from Amazon today along with Where Eagles Dare and a 2-disc Special Edition of The Eagle Has Landed. All 3 for less than £30.


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Just watched it last night - £9 from cd-wow!

Best version yet, although not perfect, v clean image - no artifacts, good detail in most shots, and quite colourful -although definately looks like it could use a film restoration at some point...as for the sound nice to hear it relatively cleanly in dolby surround, but a pity they couldn't have found/dug out the 6 track 70mm sound and encoded in 4.0 or above.

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Just watched it last night - £9 from cd-wow!

Best version yet, although not perfect, v clean image - no artifacts, good detail in most shots, and quite colourful -although definately looks like it could use a film restoration at some point...as for the sound nice to hear it relatively cleanly in dolby surround, but a pity they couldn't have found/dug out the 6 track 70mm sound and encoded in 4.0 or above.

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I got this as an anamorphic upgrade to my R1.

However the aspect ratio is 2.35:1 on the R2 as opposed to 1.85:1 on the R1.

On inspection it appears the R1 shows more picture. I assume it's open-matte.

So can anyone confirm the correct AR of this great movie?

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I got this as an anamorphic upgrade to my R1.

However the aspect ratio is 2.35:1 on the R2 as opposed to 1.85:1 on the R1.

On inspection it appears the R1 shows more picture. I assume it's open-matte.

So can anyone confirm the correct AR of this great movie?

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IMDB lists OAR as 2.00.1
Doesn't seem to have had much effort put into this release.
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The UK dvd ratio is nearer 2.2:1, which would match up with a 70MM blow-up ratio (although I never saw it theatrically as I was minus 9 years old at the time!) Unless of course it was shown at 70mm in 1.85:1 with black bars at the side -which is how I saw aliens a few years ago...

I think it was shot standard 1.85:1 and then matted for 70mm blow-up, (presumably to take advantage of the fatter soundtrack), but that doesn't explain why the (original)subtitles shown in the film are slightly cropped at the bottom - it's not overscan cos my projector doesn't have any!

Maybe it's just been poorly aligned in the telecine at the wrong ratio full-stop! But in any event, it still looks better than the 6 year old r1..

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I saw the film when it opened in the UK and it was definately 1.85:1. I remember being disappointed and surprised that it wasn't in widescreen ie 2.35:1. The UK DVD is certainly not the OAR.
 

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I saw the film when it opened in the UK and it was definately 1.85:1. I remember being disappointed and surprised that it wasn't in widescreen ie 2.35:1. The UK DVD is certainly not the OAR.
 

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Well then you should be pleased with the region 2 copy.

Still the best copy of this film currently on dvd, until a 2-disc sp.ed comes along.
 

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Well then you should be pleased with the region 2 copy.

Still the best copy of this film currently on dvd, until a 2-disc sp.ed comes along.
 

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I remember being disappointed and surprised that it wasn't in widescreen ie 2.35:1.
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Well then you should be pleased with the region 2 copy.


Good point Steve!! I think I'll go and get it!
 

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I remember being disappointed and surprised that it wasn't in widescreen ie 2.35:1.
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Well then you should be pleased with the region 2 copy.


Good point Steve!! I think I'll go and get it!
 

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