Fox war classic OAR ?

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  1. Michael Eriksen

    Michael Eriksen Stunt Coordinator

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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.

    Thanks in advance

    Michael Eriksen
     
  2. Peter Staddon

    Peter Staddon Stunt Coordinator

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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 [​IMG]
    Shores of Tripoli is 2:35:1
    Thanks for your interest
    Peter Staddon
     
  3. Michael Eriksen

    Michael Eriksen Stunt Coordinator

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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
     
  4. Thomas T

    Thomas T Cinematographer

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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.
     
  5. Damin J Toell

    Damin J Toell Producer

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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.
    DJ
     
  6. Michael Eriksen

    Michael Eriksen Stunt Coordinator

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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
     
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  8. 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
     
  9. 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.[​IMG]
    Crawdaddy
     
  10. Brian E

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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?
     
  11. Eric Huffstutler

    Eric Huffstutler Screenwriter

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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:

     

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