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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Scott Shanks, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. Scott Shanks

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    If a film is shown on HDNet Movies but is not on DVD, CAN that mean that a forthcoming DVD is not too far away?

    For example, I watched The Last Of Sheila on HDNet Movies the other night. Great movie, by the way. A high-def transfer of the film obviously exists now (not a very good one, but it does exist), but its not on DVD. Can that mean that a DVD release is possible in the not too distant future? Just curious.
     
  2. Bob Graham

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    I've been thinking the same thing. THE WILD BUNCH, THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE, those HiDef master exist so bring on the DVDs!
     
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    Are they OAR HD? (ie, not a 2.35:1 image cropped to 1.78:1?)

    I've always wondered with those MAR HD titles...are the studios doing HD transfers that are copped during the film-tape like they do with pan/scan 4x3 transfers...or do they take a lbxed 16x9 2.35:1 image and crop/scale it to blow it up to fill the 16x9 frame?

    Reason I ask it regarding an HD-master existing for DVD...I'd hope there would be an OAR HD master!

    -dave
     
  4. Bryce Miner

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    They are OAR. I have been waiting for a release of the last of sheila for years now. I was so excited to watch it on HDnet movies on Monday. It was a treat to see it in HD. I never thought that would happen.

    Bring on the dvd!
     

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