Does anyone know the aspect ratio of "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids"?

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  1. Nicholas Vargo

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    Just watched this movie on HBO this morning at 10:45 am Pacific time and I was just wondering if this movie was 2.35:1 or 1.85:1. The Walt Disney Pictures logo makes the film look like 2.35:1, but elements throughout the film make the film look like it was shot 1.85:1. I think the aspect ratio of "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids" is 2.35:1, but I think I am wrong. Does anyone really know what the aspect ratio of this film is? I've been wanting to know for years. Anyone know for sure. If so, please post immediatly.
     
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    As far as I know, it was 1.85:1.
     
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    You know, you can usually get info like this from www.imdb.com. If you bring up the film, then click on "technical specs" on the left hand side, it will usually list a ratio.
    In this case, it says 1.85:1.
     
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    The R3 DVD release of Honey, I Shrunk The Kids is in 1.85:1 non-anamorphic. Hopefully the R1 release will be in 1.85:1 anamorphic.
     
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    I watched a thirteen-year-old copy of this movie on VHS yesterday, and as I was watching, I noticed that the framing looked extremely loose on the top and bottom of the picture. Was this film shot with "soft mattes"?
     
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    Brenton;

    I can't speak of "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" in particular, but 1.85:1 films are usually indeed shot soft matte. I suspect that's the case here, though you might find a lot of cropping anyway due to the many effects shots.
     
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    I'll be picking this up on it's release date as long as it's in OAR. I would prefer 16x9 enhancement, but OAR will be good enough for me on this one.
     
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    Guys, as far as I've heard Disney will be pulling the "Honey, I shrank the Aspect Ratio" on us
     
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    God I hope not.
     
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    Do you have the Region 3 DVD? If not, where did you get your information from?

    I'd like a widescreen version of this film on DVD, and if we don't get one here in the US, I think I'm going to import from R3. Anyway, I know a couple of sites that offer the disc for sale, but none lists any details on the disc.

    If I order "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" on DVD from R3, can I be sure I'll be getting a widescreen version?
     
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    The R3 disc is indeed letterbox. Click here for the cover scan from the Asian DVD Guide.
    Amelie is also presented in letterbox in R3 Hong Kong but it does have dts French and English subtitles.
     
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    The sequel "Honey I Blew Up the Kid" was definitely hard-matted, as it was one of the first movies I got to run in a theater. I have the laserdisc which is letterboxed, so no excuse for Mala Vista at least not giving us that on the DVD. (Comes with the computer-animated short that came with the theatrical prints too, but after the movie instead of before.)
    BTW I was pretty amused when I found out these movies were from the same people who made "Re-Animator"!
     
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    Thanks for the info, Rutger!

    As long as we're on the subject, can anyone tell me exactly what Disney's plans are for this movie on DVD here in Region 1? I like the movie but I haven't been following information on this disc at all.

    Has it been officially announced for release or what? I guess we just don't have confirmation of the aspect ratio? When's it supposed to come out?
     
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    I think I better call Disney and mention how much I like OAR.

    I love "HISTK," but I wouldn't touch a non-OAR version with a twenty foot blade of grass.
     
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    Im almost positive that the Honey I Shrunk the Kids movies will all be full frame... [​IMG]
     
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    I still have hope for the Honey films to be in widescreen, especially considering the other family films among the catalogue releases that will be in OAR before October.
     
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    Nobody ever said it was going to be full-frame. For all I know, it's probably going to be widescreen. Didn't we learn last year with The Goonies and The Neverending Story that it's not good to jump to conclusions? We THOUGHT they were going to be full-frame-only...but both had widescreen transfers on them!
     

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