High Noon

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  1. David Brass

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    The version of this film available at Amazon.com, the collectors edition, is in standard format 1.33:1. Is this the original aspect ration of this film?

    Is there another edition of this coming out soon that I should wait for or is this the one to buy?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. StevenFC

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    Yes it is.

    Not that I'm aware of.
     
  3. Reagan

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    Yes, it's OAR, and there are other versions, but they're all bad. There are some shots in the current version is so contrasty that when I saw it, I thought the movie was filmed with some sort of weird filter or film stock. Turns out it wasn't, the DVD is just that bad.

    I'd return it if I could.

    -Reagan
     
  4. David Brass

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    You have this version and it's that bad?

    I rented it from Netflix a while back and I didn't notice that the DVD was particularly bad, although I have never seen this one in a theater so I had nothing to compare it to.

    Anybody else want to weigh in on this before I don't buy it?
     
  5. John Hodson

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    This comparison should help; IMHO, could be better, could be an awful lot worse.

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    So many films, so little time...
     
  6. David Brass

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    John;

    That link was very helpful.

    Thanks.
     
  7. GlennH

    GlennH Cinematographer

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    Here are comments on the various versions of High Noon by the esteemed Mr. Robert Harris. These are excerpted from his 10/28/2002 column at thedigitalbits.com.
    I bought one of the earlier versions of High Noon, but I won't buy The Quiet Man even though I'd like to, because Artisan puts out a lot of garbage. I think High Noon is watchable, but is way too processed. Too bad Warner doesn't have it.

     
  8. John Hodson

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    Now The Quiet Man couldn't be worse. It really is a complete and utter travesty.

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  9. Werner_R

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    Paramount is releasing a High Noon SE in R2 in april. No specs known as of yet, maybe this will be a better release than the R1.
     

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