What's new

In Search of The Castaways - OAR ? (1 Viewer)

Brent Avery

Supporting Actor
Joined
Feb 19, 2002
Messages
747
Here is a question - I have the opportunity to pick up this Disney movie on laserdisc but it is only in pan & scan. I am quite sure that it was fimed with a OAR of 2.35. If that is the case, is it worth buying? At this point is it reasonable to conclude that it will not see the light of day on dvd or should I hold my breath and just wait? I also am assuming that the video quality would be better than a VHS tape version. Any thoughts on this?
:) :) :)
 

Christian R

Agent
Joined
May 12, 2001
Messages
33
As far as I know/researched CASTAWAY was not filmed in Panavision. The VHS/laserdisc composition looks perfectly all right. Perhaps the ratio was 1.85:1, but that's about it. The only Panavision/Cinemascope/Technirama feature films Disney ever did were:

20 000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON

GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE

WESTWARD HO THE WAGONS

LADY AND THE TRAMP

SLEEPING BEAUTY

and that's all.
 

Christian R

Agent
Joined
May 12, 2001
Messages
33
Well...those are from the same studio...but NOT from Walt Disney himself...so I left them off (I guess I could have thrown ALL the post-Walt films on the list...but since CASTAWAY was original WALT...I figured that's where the interest lay...sorry.
 

TedD

Supporting Actor
Joined
Jan 9, 2001
Messages
698
In Search Of the Castaways:

Prints HARD MATTED @ 1.75:1 A.R..

Ted
 

Gunnar Syren

Stunt Coordinator
Joined
Mar 4, 2000
Messages
155
Location
Stockholm, Sweden
Real Name
Gunnar Syrén
I'm hoping for a Vault Disney edition of Castaways, but until then the LD serves me well, even tho it is P&S :frowning:
Been a while since I watched it, but I can't recall that the P&S was too painfully obvious.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Forum Sponsors

Forum statistics

Threads
348,386
Messages
4,844,101
Members
142,311
Latest member
AaronChi
Recent bookmarks
0
Top