Disney 4/23 Family Titles Details

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  1. PerryD

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    Considering Disney's now random policy on letterboxing vs P&S on their family titles, I've been waiting to hear confirmation on the latest batch (4/23) of family titles. I'm disappointed that the main movie I was interested in is the lone title in P&S [​IMG]
    From examing the back covers on a retailers website, I can now confirm the following. I'm guessing 16:9 on Angels in the Outfield, though the back only specifies widescreen:
    Iron Will: 16:9 & 2.0 surround
    Homeward Bound II: 16:9 & 5.1
    White Fang: Pan & Scan & 2.0
    White Fang 2: 16:9 & 5.1
    Turner & Hooch: 16:9 & 2.0
    Angels in the Outfield: widescreen (16:9?) & 2.0
     
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    This topic was actually covered over in my Weekly Roundup! [​IMG]
    We are pretty certain over there that AitO is NOT anamorphic. All the other boxes specify the enhancement, but AitO leaves it off.
    Check it out.
     
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    I wonder how many of the flood of titles Disney will be releasing in the coming months will be MAR or non-anamorphic widescreen. It seems they are likely choosing quantity over quality on these.
    Here's the list of "Movie Showcase" titles from their press release.
     
  4. Malcolm R

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    DVDFile seems to have confirmed that at least the "Muppet" titles will be full screen. Shame, since they would have been at the top of my list to purchase. [​IMG]
     
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    PerryD,
    Thanks for the "heads up" on White Fang. I had planned to purchase that one until I read your post on it being pan & scan only...and I informed Disney of my feelings as well.[​IMG]
     
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    dammit! I was going to buy White Fang (which I like better than Iron Will) I can't believe it's the only title out of tomorrow's batch that is pan and scan! if any title is kid oriented it's homeward bound II (which gets 16:9 and 5.1 none the less!) grrr.... now I'm not even going to buy Iron Will, and I'm leary to place that order for about fifteen titles from the september third date... damn!
    [​IMG]
    At the very least a little education on what those darn black bars could help, even if they don't want it and the customer is always right, at least it would relieve a lot of the ignorance.
    I'm calling disney tomorrow to complain I'll be sure to tell them they've potentially lost about 150$ revenue from me for this movie showcase series
    ADam
     
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    It'd be great it White Fang 2 outsold White Fang. I've never seen either, but might pick up the sequel.
    I'll definitely be getting Homeward Bound II and Angels in the Outfield (pissed that it's non-anamorphic [​IMG] ).
     
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    I e-mailed Disney about the aspect ratio of Angels in the Outfield. The reply indicated that it would be 1.85:1 anamorphic. Of course, I haven't seen the disc yet, so I can't verify this.
     
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    As indicated on my site at least three weeks ago, Angels in the Outfield is non-anamorphic widescreen.

    You'd think that Disney would be a more reliable source for info on Disney DVDs. You'd think...
     
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