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  1. Clay Kilpatrick

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    Hey,

    I have found some Disney animated movies on Laserdisc. I am really tempted to pick up Lion King and Aladin. These aren't the collectors editions. Is the quality any good?

    Thanks

    Clay
     
  2. Brian Lawrence

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    I can't comment on Alladin, But my Lion King Laserdisc has a very nice THX approved transfer (Back when THX actually meant something) and a great PCM Dolby Surround track. The LD also has an AC-3 5.1 Dolby Digital track on it, but I have never heard it myself, as my LD player is not AC-3 ready.
     
  3. Steven Good

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    non-collector's edition of Aladdin is not OAR, but collector's CAV edition is 1.66:1 AR, Dolby Surrround, with great audio and video quality.
    as mentioned, Lion King is 1.85:1, has a Dolby Surround track as well as a 5.1 Dolby Digital (AC-3) track. the 5.1 is fantastic, just for the opening pre-title sequence alone...
    oh, and both look great on DVD-R's, too...
    [​IMG]
     
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    Um, aren't both of these titles coming to DVD next year? Oh well, if they aren't presented OAR, then maybe the LDs are worth it.
     
  5. Lars Vermundsberget

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    I can hardly imagine that these titles will be P&S on DVD, if that's what you're saying.
     
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    I could have hardly imagined that Muppet Treasure Island or A Muppet Christmas Carol would be Pan-&-Scan. Never underestimate the powers of the Emperor.
     
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    Lars, this is the U.S.A. and the studios are pandering to narrow-minded, narrow-screened crowd. Sure wee-jun 2 will be OAR but here....? Don't bet real money on it! Best wishes!
     
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    LION KING will be the next Platinum DVD release, in October of 2003. ALADDIN may come twelve months later. I love LION KING for its artistry, but the comic relief characters and moronic fart jokes leave me shaking my head. IMHO they bring the movie down a full notch. Too bad. I'll buy it, though, of course.
     
  9. Lars Vermundsberget

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    Brenton & Rachael -

    I know, I know.

    But even though the Disney company has done quite some stupid things, I still think they have been consistently good at not goofing up their "true classics". So, therefore I wouldn't fear any P&S-ing of TLK and Aladdin.

    But, of course, we'll just have to wait and see.

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    And, just for the record, most of my DVDs and all of my Disney DVDs are R1, not R2.
     
  10. Brenton

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    Don't get your hopes up. That way, if they are Pan-&-Scan, your hopes were never up in the first place (so they can't come crashing down). If they are widescreen, it will be all the more of a pleasant surprise.
     
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    These LaserDiscs are great! Buy them!
     
  12. Lars Vermundsberget

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    Brenton, I'm sure I see your point [​IMG]
    However, even though I realize that the fear of P&S can be well justified some times, remember that these are the Platinum Editions!
     

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