DVD Packaging with Incorrect Specs

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  1. Joshua Clinard

    Joshua Clinard Screenwriter

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    I got my copy of Camp Nowhere today from Netflix, and it got me to thinking about something. I know there are a lot of DVD's that have incorrect specs printed on the packaging. All of the DVD stores on the Internet that I checked listed Camp Nowhere as a Fullscreen DVD. Netflix, however, listed it as a Widescreen DVD, so I decided to rent it anyway. It is in fact, Widescreen. I don't know what the actual DVD packaging states, because I don't have it here. Therefore, I want to start a list of DVD's that have incorrect info on the packaging.

    Camp Nowhere is Wide. Web Stores state Fullscreen
    Man of the House is Wide. Packaging states Fullscreen.

    Please add to the list.
     
  2. Haggai

    Haggai Producer

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    The 2003 re-release of Cabaret says on the packaging that it's "enhanced for widescreen TVs," but IT ISN'T. It's a non-anamorphic transfer.
     
  3. Dan Rudolph

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    Blade II and Jackie Brown list the wrong AR.
     
  4. streeter

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    Man of the House is actually widescreen? Wow, I'd been holding off on it because I thought it was full screen.
     
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    The Princess Blade's case lists it as 4:3, but it is letterboxed at 1.85:1 (non-anamorphic though...)
     
  6. Dan Rudolph

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    Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker director's cut is also listed as being fullscreen when it's actually wide.
     
  7. HankM

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    Some of the ones I have include,

    The Abyss Special Edition, states it is 16:9 enhanced, it is not.

    Goodfellas, states 16:9, it is not

    Cast Away states 2.35:1 for aspect ratio which it is 1.85:1
     
  8. Matt Pelham

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    The recent "No Good Deed" is labeled widescreen when it's actually 4:3
     
  9. Britton

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    A lot of WB DVDs are labeled as being anamorphic when they are not.
     

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