Disney Titles - need help on OAR info!

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  1. Larry Gardner

    Larry Gardner Stunt Coordinator

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    I've figured out that Widescreen presentation - means an LD transfer - Letterboxed.
    However, there are a few titles I'm trying to determine their original OAR.
    One of these is Blackbeard's Ghost. Currently released in Fullscreen DVD.
    Cannot find any information on www.imdb.com on OAR.
    Anyone know?
    DVD is ultra bareboned - no trailer, ....
     
  2. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    Probably hard matted at 1.66:1 to 1.75:1 as many of their classic non-scope films were.

    Disney is really starting to annoy me. I'm really pissed that some of their enduring classics are getting the shaft.

    Dan
     
  3. LukeB

    LukeB Cinematographer

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    The DVD looked seriously cropped, with horrible framing throughout. I don't know for certain what the original aspect ratio, but it definitely seems wider than 1.33:1. Plus, the DVD has absolutely horrible video quality. You can see the poor framing in some of the screencaps I used for the review I did on my site.
     
  4. Chris M

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    My wife mentioned that if "Blackbeard's Ghost" ever comes out on DVD, to let her know. So I read the review and told her it was coming out, but she might as well get the VHS copy for the quality and lack of extras the DVD has.
    So terrible Disney.
    Remember: Call them! 1-800-72-Disney
    and email them disneyinfo@disneyhelp.com
    to tell them your outrage at their handling of such titles as Blackbeard's Ghost, Muppet Treasure Island, Snowdogs, etc!
    Chris.
     

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