Liar Liar - which version?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Timmy T, Apr 12, 2002.

  1. Timmy T

    Timmy T Auditioning

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2000
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I've done a serach in Amazon and it showed 3 versions of 'Liar Liar' DVD :

    (a) DD version - Full screen

    (b) Collectors' edition - 1.85:1 anamorphic, DD, with lots of supplements

    (c) DTS version - Full screen

    What is the OAR for Liar Liar? Is the DTS version really full screen?

    May I have some recommendations on which version should I buy?
     
  2. paul o'donnell

    paul o'donnell Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2000
    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Well the full screen version (a) must immediately be out of the running.
    I dont own this movie, but I'd be shocked if the DTS were full screen. Normally it comes down to a choice between "better" sound or more extras. Depends on what you'd prefer for this particular film really.
    Edit:
    I just checked a couple other online stores and they say the DTS is full screen. Is this true!? If so, why? [​IMG]
    Well in that case. Its the DD SE all the way.
     
  3. Timmy T

    Timmy T Auditioning

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2000
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks, Paul.

    My concern now is that the Collectors' edition may also be FS (or it should be P&S).
     
  4. Matthew Chmiel

    Matthew Chmiel Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2000
    Messages:
    2,282
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I own the Collector's Edition of Liar Liar and the DVD is in it's OAR of 1.85:1 (and it's anamorphic). Extras include an audio commentary with the director, a Spotlight on Location featurette, a deleted scene, outtakes, a trailer, cast and crew biographies, and production notes.
    Two versions were released prior to the Collector's Edition: Pan & Scan Dolby Digital and Pan & Scan DTS. Don't get both of them. The OAR is 1.85:1 and I'm sure it's not open matte (there was even a widescreen VHS release of the movie).
     
  5. Timmy T

    Timmy T Auditioning

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2000
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks, Matthew.

    So, the Collectors' Ed. is the only choice to me since I prefer OAR.
     
  6. Marc_E

    Marc_E Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2001
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Like Matthew said, the DTS is P&S. I found this out the hard way. I assumed it was WS because who in their right mind would release a DTS title that wasn't?

    'Wrong-oh!' And that sucker wasnt cheap. Good thing I could return it the SECOND I realized what I had.

    Marc
     
  7. Chris M

    Chris M Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2000
    Messages:
    487
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Well, again.. isn't The Shadow P&S And DTS? Universal is just plain weird... wonder who made their marketing decisions back then!

    Chris.
     
  8. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2000
    Messages:
    5,581
    Likes Received:
    208
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    The fact that they would make a P&S with DTS just shows how clueless some of these marketing people were (and are).
     
  9. Matthew Chmiel

    Matthew Chmiel Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2000
    Messages:
    2,282
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  10. Mitty

    Mitty Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 1999
    Messages:
    886
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    You could always wait for the "Ultimate" edition with DD/DTS, OAR & P&S, etc. [​IMG]
    Of course, Universal will only go to the effort if there's a sequel coming out in theatres.
     
  11. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

    Joined:
    May 16, 2001
    Messages:
    7,596
    Likes Received:
    257
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Georgia (the state)
    Real Name:
    Patrick McCart
    Liar Liar is open matte except for one of the scenes at the end which used some CGI work.

    I can't believe this...DTS and P&S??? That's a match made in Hell.
     
  12. Joel C

    Joel C Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 1999
    Messages:
    1,633
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I just watched the Shadow a couple of nights ago. A great cheeseball comic book film, and one I really wish had been released in its OAR.

    Stupid early Universal titles! You are why I don't own Kindergarten Cop! And you too, Columbia, I want My Girl in OAR.
     
  13. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2000
    Messages:
    5,581
    Likes Received:
    208
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Joel,

    Don't forget Warner too for their screw-up of P&S only of Arthur.
     
  14. Philip Hamm

    Philip Hamm Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 1999
    Messages:
    6,873
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  15. Leon Liew

    Leon Liew Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2001
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I too have the Universal Signature Collection Laserdisc
    of Liar Liar with all the special features and in 1.85.1
    aspect ratio wodescreen edition in DD5.1.
    Its good enough for me not to upgrade to DVD DD or DTS
    format. Just the other day still manage to come across
    a DTS Laserdisc version in one of the dealer's shop. Its
    a one disc version where as mine is a two disc set.
    I am just happy with what I have.[​IMG]
     

Share This Page