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Disney's GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE re-issue no better than Anchor Bay's

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Dick, May 12, 2004.

  1. Dick

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    It may be anamorphic this time around, but it looks like the same transfer to me - TONS of shimmering on the edges and during vertical pans...think "Exodus." Color is not great. What a disappointment! A bone-headed effort, IMO.
     
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    That is very disappointing. I hope that isn't the case for Candleshoe, or I will be right pissed!
     
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    Unfortunately it's NOT anamorphic this time either. I bought it having read it was anamorphic this time, but it's just the same transfer as before. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jeff Ulmer

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    Is this a Disney release or MGM? I can understand if it's MGM, since they wouldn't have gotten any new masters, but if it's Disney, I may have a LOT of order cancelling to do...

    Anyone have that Disney customer service number handy?
     
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    That's awful. I too hope that they do a better job of Candleshoe and Flight of the Navigator, or I will be calling 1-800-72-Disney to complain.
     
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    Why would MGM be releasing Disney's Great Locomotive Chase?
     
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    I would suggest putting them on speed-dial if I were you.
     
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    Because they licensed it, just like Anchor Bay did with a dozen or more live action flicks that someone (Disney, MGM?) is rereleasing in the not too distant future.
     
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    I've never heard of Disney licensing anything to MGM. Their (Buena Vista's) deal with Anchor Bay is finished.
     
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    Nor have I.
     
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    Disney is just licensing some of the ABC Films catalog to MGM. Prizzi's Honor has been out for some time... and Duel in the Sun and Take the Money and Run are coming soon.
     
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    I see that this is available to rent or buy in HD on Amazon Prime. Does any know what it looks like? Is it 2.35:1?
     
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    Hey Douglas, yes it is 2.35:1 and exactly the same as the iTunes version which I posted about here: https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/posts/3992952/
     
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    Big disappointment. I made a rare Amazon Prime purchase and it is 1.33:1. At least that’s how it’s showing here in the U.K. Grrr!
     
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    Seriously? It’s definitely widescreen on Amazon US. I take it there is no Movies Anywhere in the UK which would transfer your purchase to other services? You should definitely demand a refund.
     
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    Titles are letterboxed, after which it switches to 4x3. I can’t see any way to get a refund from Amazon unless you don’t start watching any of the film but I’ll try and contact them.
     
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    Well I managed to get a refund as an "exception". They say they will follow up the issue of why the version is different to that on the US site. Let's hope they do. Trouble is, I won't know unless I buy it again!.
     
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