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Michael Eriksen

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With the upcoming release of more of Foxs war classic on 21 may I see The Desert rats, D-Day, The Shores of Tripoli listed as full screen versions.......is that the OAR of these films ? I remember Desert rats which is a pretty good war movie and I thinking about picking up all the war classics since they are pretty cheap, but I wont do it if the are modified.

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Michael Eriksen
 

Peter Staddon

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Michael
Desert Rats is being released full frame, as is D Day
That is because the OAR on both of these is 1.33:1 :)
Shores of Tripoli is 2:35:1
Thanks for your interest
Peter Staddon
 

Michael Eriksen

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Thanks for your fast reply.

Is Shores of Tripoli also being released in 2.35:1 ?

I ask because both dv-depot and futureent has it listed as 1.33:1.

regards Michael
 

Thomas T

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I apologize for contradicting Mr. Staddon who works for Fox Home Video but D-Day The Sixth Of June was shot in the Cinemascope process. It's a 1956 release and all Fox's big films were shot in Cinemascope.
As regards To The Shores Of Tripoli, it's a 1942 film prior to introduction of the wide screen 2.35:1 ratio introduced by Fox with The Robe in 1953.
Of course, perhaps, you got the titles confused and meant their ratios in reverse!
Of the 5 fox titles, only D-Day The Sixth Of June and Between Heaven And Hell are wide screen. The others, To The Shores Of Tripoli, Yank In The RAF and Desert Rats precede the wide screen era.
I certainly hope Between and D-Day are being presented in their Cinemascope ratios.
 

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Yeah, it seems like Peter mistakenly switched D-Day The Sixth Of June and To The Shores Of Tripoli. Suffice it to say that all the titles in question are being presented in their proper AR on Fox's DVDs.
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Michael Eriksen

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Between is listed as 1.85:1, but D-day as 1.33:1 at buy.com futureent.com cduniverse.com deepdiscountdvd.com.

I can find only dvdsoon.com who has it listed as 2.35:1 anarmorphic....i hope they are right about it though.

Michael
 

Peter Staddon

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I'll have to get the check disc out and have a look!

Sorry for the confusion, I'll post later.

Our intent is definately to produce OAR discs.

Thanks for your interest,

Peter Staddon
 

Robert Crawford

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Peter,
"To the Shores of Tripoli" is 1.33:1 ratio while "Between Heaven and Hell" and "D-Day the Sixth of June" are widescreen films. By the way, I preordered all five dvds.:)
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These are going to make great additions to my collection. Now when can we expect The Blue Max & The Desert Fox?
 

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With all the pressure being put on studios by "consumers" (a/k/a retail chain outlets), I am glad to see this remark from Peter Staddon:

Our intent is definately to produce OAR discs.
Coming from him this is GREAT news! It lets us know that at least Fox is on our W I D E S C R E E N side!

[edited]

I have just read that there was an attack on Peter by now ex-forum members. I am glad I've missed that post because Peter has always been on our side and even he has someone to answer to. Peter doesn't own the studio! I would like to apologize to him for other's behavior and hope he will continue to find time to participate in the forums.
 

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