Kubric's Barry Lyndon question

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  1. Thomas W

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    I purchased the stand alone DVD of Kubric's Barry Lyndon and was disappointed to see that it wasn't an anamorphic presentation. It was labeled as a widescreen "masked" version. I guess they fooled me with this subtle wording. Watching it in "full" mode stretches out the picture and I must watch it in a "theaterwide" mode (on a Toshiba 56H80)like any other 4:3 presentation.
    My question is whether or not the version packaged in the Kubric retrospective package is also in the same "masked" widescreen?
     
  2. Rob Gillespie

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    Yup, it's got the same 1.66:1 aspect ratio, non-anamorphic.
    But good good, what a transfer. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. About a zillion times better than the previous disc.
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  3. Jon Robertson

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    The disc is a stunner, as are all the discs in Warner's remastered Kubrick collection. It took a while, but it sure as hell was worth the wait.
    If we're going to be anal about it, it's about 1.55:1, the same ratio as the previous disc.
    Plus, if you live in Europe, most widescreen televisions have a 14:9 zoom, as so many TV shows are broadcast that way. This eliminates all problems with non-anamorphic 1.66:1 releases, as it zooms it in just enough to cut off the black bars and nothing more.
    Doesn't it, Rob? [​IMG]
    [Edited last by Jon Robertson on August 02, 2001 at 05:57 PM]
     
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    After all the discussion about the transfers & what they could have been and Bla Bla Bla ........
    I think most of us have settled in to what is a GREAT GIFT - the Kubrick Collection - 1 of
    the Jewels of my collection . The films are so good , you forget about the ratios - Least I
    Do . I'm not alone on this .
    Eric
     
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  8. Jon Robertson

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    Dunno, my Sony doesn't have a 14:9 mode.
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    That's sad. I thought it was pretty much a standard function? I must be mistaken.
    And I do agree with ErichH - if I could only save one thing from my collection, it would be the remastered Kubrick box set.
    And the three MGM discs and Criterion's Spartacus, of course. [​IMG]
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  10. Rich Malloy

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    Oh yes. The improvement, especially with Lyndon and The Shining, is dramatic.
     
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    My remastered set was delayed for several months (don't ask), but I finally got it this week. Watching the new disc of The Shining was almost like watching a new movie. I felt like I was seeing the Overlook for the very first time.
    Now I'm looking forward to a nice long evening with Barry Lyndon.
    M.
     
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    The Shining is a gorgeous disc. I was particularly imrpessed with the audio because it's been remastered into 5.1, but doesn't have that 'fake' sound that so many of the revamped tracks seem to have these days. That's what you get for only using the original materials. [​IMG]
     
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    I agree with Rob & others on The Shining. As a matter of fact, I was getting grief from my wife for playing it too loudly last Tuesday evening. The previous version was so bad that it gave you its own grief when you tried to watch or listen to it. [​IMG]
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    Ah, my favorite DVDs.
    Why did they release a non-remastered version before releasing a remastered version? Is this just a ploy to rip us off?
     
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    And I'm not really cross at Warner for pulling such a cheap stunt as to capitalise on a brilliant filmmaker's final film by putting out sub-standard transfers that don't do justice in the slightest to Kubrick's cinematic canvases.
    I'm not gonna hurt them. I'm just gonna bash their brains in...
    [Edited last by Jon Robertson on August 31, 2001 at 04:39 PM]
     
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    ...yeah, I can picture it:
    (Jon breaks down apt. door...)
    "WARNERS, I'm home...!"
    (proceeds to chase WB into locked bathroom)
    "Little pigs, little pigs...please let me in...."etc.
    (again, breaks down door)
    "Here's Jonny!" [​IMG]
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    [Edited last by Mark_TS on August 31, 2001 at 07:26 PM]
     
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    The Barry Lyndon disc is stunning looking, no matter non-16x9 enhancement.
    I've made a few screengrabbed wallpapers for my monitor from it...
    Ahh, nothing like turning on your computer and seeing Kubrick's genius!
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    Do the good words about this disk (and the other Kubrick remastered collection disks) mean that the only thing left for Warner to correct is the ... VERY IMPORTANT ... correction to Eyes Wide Shut - i.e. releasing an uncensored version? (setting aside arguments about intended aspect ratios, since they are hard to settle.)
    I have several on order from the remastered set and look forward to Barry Lyndon. I won't order EWS until it is released right.
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