Gidget - Full Screen Only??

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  1. Joe Caps

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    Several websites show an upcoming collection of Gidget movies from Columbia - but full screen only - is there also a wide screen verion also?
     
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    Joe, I too am looking forward to this release. I'm not sure of the OAR though. I'm asking around right now. That would be a shame. We got anamorphic WS for Beach Blanket Bingo for corn's sake.
     
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    damn-
    i was just going to ask about this a week ago.
    TCM ran Gidget in OAR just the last week or week before (and its a scope film, pan and scanning would be major boneheaded move).


    pleasant suprise to hear its coming.
    if its not OAR though that would suck mightily.
     
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    That should be frown, John*C, since it shows Gidget as being a 'scope film and Joe's post implies that it's being released in pan&scan only. [​IMG]
     
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    I had been under the impression this collection is the one season TV series starring Sally Field, which of course should be presented in 1:33 to 1.

    DVD File announced it as a TV on DVD title also, but as stated some sights have artwork and specs for a 3 movie series. These shouldn't be released in MAR format. Too bad.
     
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    I think you're right Steve.
     
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    I sure hope that GIDGET is widescreen. Seeing it on TCM letterboxed looking so good, I cannot imagine that Sony would commit such a travesty as a Fullscreen only! But Sony has ruined so many DVD releases I guess they just don't seem to care about quality or film preservation. Who makes the decisions there? A 5 year old?
     
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    Maybe they need something they can pair with the P&S-only "Annie." [​IMG]
     
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    if its a 2 disc set, it would make more sense that this collection would just be the TV show.

    weren't there 3 Gidget movies?
    the first one, from what i saw, looked like a lot of fun and i hope it shows up on disc OAR intact, but the sequels don't sound all that impressive and essential.
     
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    There seems to be some confusion about exactly what Columbia are releasing. The Sony Pictures site shows a small cover shot for a three-movie/ two disc set that's obviously the 1959 movie and its sequels. One or two retailers obviously think the release is the 1965 tv series. I wouldn't panic until better details come out because Columbia aren't saying anything positive yet.
     
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    [​IMG]

    defintiely the theatrical features (Yeah!)
    and a decent price too (considering Columbia usually has single catalog titles at $25 msrp)

    but still no conclusive word on aspect ratio.
    (can't believe in 2004 this is still an issue/cause for concern)
     
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    I've been looking forward the first film on DVD since forever, but I will NOT buy it if it is pan 'n' scan!
     
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    I've been looking forward the first film on DVD since forever, but I will NOT buy it if it is pan 'n' scan!
     
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    According to press materials from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment--and confirmed by this low-res image of the back cover from its press site (squint at the lower right-hand corner)--the Gidget movies will be "1.33:1 FULL SCREEN":

    [​IMG]

    (c) CTHE 2004
     
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    According to press materials from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment--and confirmed by this low-res image of the back cover from its press site (squint at the lower right-hand corner)--the Gidget movies will be "1.33:1 FULL SCREEN":

    [​IMG]

    (c) CTHE 2004
     
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    BOO !!!!!
    SONY !!!!!
    HOW COULD THEY BE SO STUPID,
    GIVE ME AN EMAIL ADDRESS, SOMEONE,
    I WANT TO LET THEM KNOW HOW UNHAPPY, I AM ABOUT THIS
    MAJOR MISTAKE !!!!!!!!
     
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    BOO !!!!!
    SONY !!!!!
    HOW COULD THEY BE SO STUPID,
    GIVE ME AN EMAIL ADDRESS, SOMEONE,
    I WANT TO LET THEM KNOW HOW UNHAPPY, I AM ABOUT THIS
    MAJOR MISTAKE !!!!!!!!
     
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    What idiots they are at Sony....

    Do they not realize the VERY core audience for this set would demand OAR? Do they really think this is for J6P at Wal-Mart?

    This is the most moronic decision they've made since they decided to colorize the Stooges [​IMG]
     

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