Forgive me, for I have sinned...

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  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    [​IMG] With no word on a forthcoming (region one) dvd release of one of my favorite movies, The Ninth Configuration, I broke down and purchased the widescreen VHS tape. I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself! Before you ask, I don't have a laser disc player so the ld edition is out of the question. I feel really bad, but I just had to see this movie in its OAR. I just couldn't wait any longer. Is there some kind of penance I should pay? I feel so guilty... [​IMG]
     
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    Go buy a laserdisc player!
     
  3. KrisM

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    I don't think you sinned at all. You wanted to watch a favorite movie in its OAR. And you did it. Some people might disagree but its about the movie, not the technology that you watch it with.
    I don't think I'm a sinner every time I watch my VHS of Strange Brew. A hoser maybe, but not a sinner.[​IMG]
    Regards
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    It's only a sin if you watch it in pan & scan. [​IMG]
     
  6. SteveGon

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    I'd love to have a multi-region dvd player and a laser disc player but that's out of the question due to financial constraints. [​IMG] Besides, with my luck, now that I've bought the VHS edition of TNC, I'm sure an R1 dvd release will arrive shortly. I wouldn't complain though; I just got done watching the tape and even though letterboxed, the image is still cropped. TNC was shot in Panavision which is I believe, 2.35:1. The widescreen VHS edition presents the film in an aspect ratio of 2:1. Apparently, this was Blatty's decision. What's the aspect ratio on the UK dvd release? Just curious.
     
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    No need for anyone to punish you, you've punished yourself. About the second time you watch this there will be noticeable deterioration on the tape. Then, about a year from now when you really, really want to watch it, the tape will jam in your vcr and be completely ruined.
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    There is a Region 2 DVD of this film? I was about to buy the letterbox VHS myself, and for those who wish to bash him for buying the VHS, maybe if somebody actually were convinced to give this flick a chance, it might be popular enough to show up on Warner's radar, as it is, everyone ignores it. Also, why buy an LD player at this point? For e decent one, you'll be paying over $200....just think how many DVDs that alone could buy, much less the price of a higher end LD player....
     
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    What is this "VHS tape" thing you speak of? [​IMG]
     
  10. Nick Graham

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    I'm an idiot who forgot to ask...where can I purchase this disc easily? Never bought an import title before.
     
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    Forgive me for I have sinned. I watched Cats and Dogs in Pan & Scan and enjoyed it.
     
  14. Jon_B

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    No sin my son. I had to do the same thing with Back to the Future. I may have to do the same thing with Parts II, & III.

    Jon
     

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