Full Metal Jacket... 2 versions... significant difference?

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  1. Donald Lagasse

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    I have the mono version of FMJ and someone gave me the new remastered DD5.1 version. Is the new version significantly better?
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  2. Ash Williams

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    I think it is a vast improvment,but the best way to find out is to sit down and watch it yourself.
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  3. Tom-G

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    More important than the audio remixing was the improvement in the video. The new version looks fantastic. It's a great movie, as all Kubrick films are. Thank the person that was kind enough to give the remastered version. [​IMG]
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    I have the entire New Kubrick Collection and I must say that EVERY remastered title looks great! Full Metal Jacket and The Shining are amongst the best in the set... the audio is perfect and the picture is almost flawless.
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  5. Larry Schneider

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    Too bad they're not anamorphic widescreen.
     
  6. Jeff

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    Larry, the OAR on Full Metal Jacket and other Kubrick movies is 1.33:1.
     
  7. TedD

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    Jeff, please don't propagate this misconception....
    All of the flat Kubrick films were intended to be and were projected at anywhere from 1.75:1 to 2:1 in just about every theatre in the U.S.
    In Britain, the common A.R.s in theatres for flat were 1.66:1 or 1.75:1.
    Kubrick has stated that he prefers 1.33:1 for the video presentation of his flat films, but the O.A.R. of these titles are definitely NOT 1.33:1, since the originals were intended to be shown in theatres, not on home video which didn't even exist at the time most of these films were made.
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  8. John M Miller

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    Ted, I agree completely.
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  9. Jeff

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    Sorry, I'm just stating what I've read here many times. First I've heard of this. It's obvious it was reframed for the theaters but I always thought the OAR was 1.33:1.

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  10. Larry Schneider

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    Supposedly Stanley Kubrick wanted FMJ released for home video at 1.33, but they were shown in theaters at 1.85 and look "right" at that ratio.

    The issue can't be resolved now, so the obvious solution is to give the consumer a choice. I wish they would.
     
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  14. Dome Vongvises

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    I've got Full Metal Jacket Collector's Edition ordered right now. Hopefully, it'll come in before I leave for home during Thanksgiving Break. Man, I'm still not used to posting like this...
     

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