Happy Gilmore/ Billy Madison: NEW SE's ZOOMED?

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  1. Adam_WM

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    I know how a lot of people on this forum feel about IGN, but does anyone have any way of checking this out?



    Problems With The Sandler Set
    Hey - I got hold of the Happy Gilmore/Billy Madison 2-disc widescreen set a few days early STORE NAME REMOVED BY OWNER who put them on shelves several days before the due date.

    I watched them tonight and noticed that the transfers are both 'zoomed in' and crop off significant parts of the screen. I compared the new remastered Billy Madison to the original Universal disc and sure enough, it's badly cropped.

    I wanted to know if IGN editors have seen this yet and if you've heard from Universal on why such a piss-poor transfer was made.

    -- Doug

    I'm sure this letter will thrill Universal, both the early release and the video quality report. I have not seen the DVDs, having taken a pass on them since I had first-run DVDs to worry about. But if other readers have noticed this, please let me know and I will contact Universal.
     
  2. Damin J Toell

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    Of course, "Doug" just might be talking about the proper matting of the top and bottom of the frame...

    DJ
     
  3. Adam_WM

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    Well that might apply to Happy Gilmore which may have been Open matte, but what about Billy Madison? That was in Widescreen before. I just want to make sure that this isn't Back to the Future all over again.
     
  4. Josh Simpson

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    I've also read this and wondered if it was true.
     
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    Oh no, don't let this be true!!!! I've been anticipating this release for so long. If anyone can either confirm or deny this, I (as well as many others I'm sure) would greatly appreciate it.
     
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    I couldn't tell, but the discs look absolutely great. Everything seemed okay to me.
     
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    I didn't notice any problem with my set.
     
  8. MikeEckman

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    I liked these movies enough to buy them, but am not a huge fan of them by any means, so I dont have vivid memories of what each scene should look like, but I watched both movies just the other day on my 16x9 screen and noticed nothing out of the ordinary. It's possible 1% of the edges are cut off compared to the original theatrical versions, but it wasn't anything that stood out to me. I am perfectly happy with this release.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback, guys.
     
  10. Pete T C

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    Hey, I have both the old and new Billy Madison, and I can confirm the new Special Edition transfer is zoomed in and loses picture info from the first DVD. I will post screenshots after I get back from work.
     
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    Those are very obviously two different frames, so the framing is impossible to compare unless that is a steady shot (and it's still not necessarily a fair comparison even if it is a still shot, as the framing may vary slightly).

    DJ
     
  13. Pete T C

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    It's a completely steady shot, thats why I picked it to do a screengrab with ease.
     

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