Indian in the Cupboard - two versions - which has the best transfer?

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  1. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

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    The title asks it all. Thanks.
     
  2. Travis Brashear

    Travis Brashear Screenwriter

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    I know of only one release, so you'll need to be more specific here...
     
  3. Dave H

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    It looks as if it was released in 2001 and 2004. I saw the 2004 version at blockbuster. They dropped the pan & scan on it and just kept the widescreen and some of the extras. The 2004 coverart of the keepcase is different too (but I can't find an online image of it).

    My *guess* is it's the same transfer, but perhaps better compression.
     
  4. Travis Brashear

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    Well, Columbia/Tri-Star/Sony Pictures has set a precedent of rereleasing their titles with much better compression (e.g. LEGENDS OF THE FALL, JUMANJI, LITTLE WOMEN, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, etc.) so the reissue probably will have a slightly, but notably, improved transfer, and it's not like the loss of the pan-and-scan version is actually any kind of a loss. Working from past precedent, however, I'd be willing to bet a month's pay that the transfer source will be identical. I still haven't bought the title yet, as much as I'd like to own it, but if any extras were dropped, I'll be seeking out the original release.
     

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