Hollywood North

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  1. Tom Tsai

    Tom Tsai Supporting Actor

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    Does anyone have the specs for this dvd? I've searched around and none of them list the specs for this dvd.

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    Also, online sites such as amazon.ca, dvdsoon.com, and cnl.com all list a Canadian version coming out on April 6. Does anyone know what the differences between these two versions will be?
     
  2. Scott Weinberg

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    Saw it via Netflix. It's not a bad little movie!

    If I remember correctly it was bare-bones and full-frame.
     
  3. Tom Tsai

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    I guess I'll wait for the Canadian version then. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
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    Tom,

    I watched my copy of "Hollywood North" tonight. It's actually widescreen. The back of the jacket strangely says "1.85:1", and right below it, "Full Screen". (Though there is no full-screen version on it.)

    The odd thing is that I have a 4:3 TV, and the DVD player has always been set to 4:3 display, which shows a letterboxed film properly. However, in this instance, when I popped in the disc, there was like a double letterboxing effect -- a light gray border, surrounded by the usual black letterboxing border. The picture appeared stretched. I had to go into the DVD player menu to choose "16:9", which allowed the film to show properly letterboxed on my 4:3 set. I've seen this noted before for some DVDs at some Asian retailers as such:

    "Film notes: The picture may appear as Full-Screen, unless shown on a 16:9 television. If the picture appears to be slightly stretched horizontally on 4:3 televisions, set the TV mode to 16:9 and the picture will display correctly. Viewers with a 16:9 setup will not have this problem."

    I think it's only the 2nd time ever I had to change the display setting on the DVD player for proper letterboxed viewing. (In this instance, the picture never appeared as Full-screen, but had the strange double letterboxing and stretched picture.)

    Why does this strange stretching occur on a small minority of DVDs which requires that the display setting be changed?

    Anyway. . .the only extras are trailers for "Hollywood North", "The Bone Snatcher" and "Between Strangers".
     
  5. Scott Weinberg

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    I stand corrected...I think.

    That's what happens when I work from memory only. [​IMG]
     
  6. Tom Tsai

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    I'm going to take my chances on the Canadian version then. It can't be any more bare than this right?...now just hope they don't release it in fullscreen only...
     

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