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Is The Mask anamorphic? (1 Viewer)

Tom Martin

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i just saw the special edition and it says it comes in full and widescreen, but does not say if it's made for widescreen sets. anybody?
 

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According to the IMDB, it is not. IMDB is not always the most reliable source but I would tend to think it is not anamorphic.
 

Mike_S

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I've got the widescreen version of The MASK. It is not anamorphic. The picture quality and sound (5.1) is good though. I have not heard of any forthcoming re-release of this fun movie. The current issue will have to do until then.

-Mike
 

Tom Martin

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what a gyp. i wonder why some non-anamorphic(at least it's not listed as such in any way on the box) 1.85:1 films fill up my screen(16x9) but others do not.
 

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Isn't a sequel due in theaters either later this year or sometime next year? If so, I would fully expect a re-release to tie into either the theatrical release or the sequel's DVD release.
 

JavierS

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yeah, but just because a film is released on DVD, it doesn't mean it WILL be anamorphic (i.e. RANSOM)
 

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From what I understand, some players read flags for non-anamorphic widescreen and automatically zoom the picture.

I've never had such a player, but they're out there. I think some JVC's may have it and the Panny RP-91 does all sorts of "scaling".

I too was surprised when I got a HDTV to find that The Mask was non-anamorphic; it's the only New Line release I have that isn't, and I don't think it's the oldest. Pretty sure Long Kiss Goodnight is older. That's anamorphic even though it doesn't mention it's enhanced for 16:9 TV's on the box.

The Mask should get the 16:9 treatment in the inevitable re-release. If there will be a new soundtrack, then surely it will get a new transfer. From the looks of the sequel sans Carrey, the re-issue of the original will be the only way the studio makes any money.
 

Andy_MT

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NO NO NO NO NO NO !!!!!! it's NOT good. what are some of you on about ? it's awful. geeze, come on! even by 97 standards this one stunk up the room. the region 2 german release is slightly better, but both are dire.
 

Peter Svensson

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I have the dutch release with anamorphic widescreen and english DTS. And yes, it´s confirmed that there will be a new edition in October this year that´s anamorphic and it has a DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 track. Here is the dutch release:

The Mask
 

Joseph Bolus

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It's non-anamorphic due to the fact that it was a very early DVD. (Perhaps even 1997.)

My Panny has a 4:3 Zoom option which makes my FPTV "think" that it's anamorphic. In that mode, the transfer looks "pretty good", but you definitely wouldn't confuse it with a true anamorphic transfer.

The provided Dolby Digital 5.1 audio transfer, though, absolutely rocks!. When The Mask starts "bouncing around" he ricochets around all four surround speakers.

It's probably worth the $10.00 or so you would expect to pay for this disc at any Wal-Mart.
 

Dan Hitchman

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There is a better version coming from New Line in the not too distant future. In fact, the audio has been remixed for DTS-ES Discrete 6.1.

Dan
 

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