Matilda

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  1. Robert Ringwald

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    I really love this movie, and find it actually good for all ages.

    My question is.... is there any chance a special edition might be in the works.

    The first DVD was one of Tri-Star's first releases, and contains only a Full-Frame transfer.

    I would really like a new 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer, 5.1 surround, and a few extras.

    Has anyone heard anything?
     
  2. Walter Kittel

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    While I realize this isn't what you were asking...
    If you have a region selectable player and are capable of handling PAL format discs, the R4 disc features a nice 2.35:1 transfer with 16x9 enhancement. Otherwise the disc is bare bones.
    Sorry, haven't heard anything about a revisit. But, with Columbia Tri-Star revisiting Fly Away Home one can always hope for revisits of Matilda ( and The Karate Kid. )
    - Walter.
     
  3. Joshua Clinard

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    CT promised us a new one in the summer or 2000, but they have nt yet delievered. I too am waiting for this one.
     
  4. Yumbo

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    ditto,

    and Karate Kid!
     
  5. Luis Esp

    Luis Esp Supporting Actor

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    I really enjoyed this movie. Unfortunately I own the widescreen ld and it has laser rot. It's now completely unplayable. I hoping for a new dvd, I refuse to watch anything that's pan and scan and hopefully Danny Devito will have a hand in the process.
     
  6. Moe Dickstein

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    and considering what Danny D did for War Of The Roses and Hoffa on LD......
     
  7. John Berggren

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    This is the only pan and scan disc in my house. And only because I couldn't prevent it from happening. I want to remove it and replace it with OAR. Anamorphic picture and quality sound would be minimum. This would be a great movie to give additional special features too though, as it's underappreciated.
     
  8. Robert Ringwald

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    The box set was still the same release, with Madeline...
    I don't have a region free player, or a PAL converter... [​IMG]
    I guess I'll just have to wait. considering they planned on releasing it sometime, we'll just have to wait, but hopefully, it'll happen.
     
  9. DaViD Boulet

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    every day I find another reason to get a Malta region-free PAL->NTSC converting DVD player...
     
  10. Patrick McCart

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    Are you sure it's 2.35:1?

    The TV version's video looks a lot like open matte 1.85:1.
     
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  12. Luis Esp

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    Yeah it is 2.35:1 ar. From what I can play on my ld, you get the full movie. I have'nt seen it in pan & scan, it would be too painful.
     
  13. Derek M Germano

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    Great movie, DeVito's direction is wonderfully playful and he makes good use of the 2.35:1 aspect ratio. I won't be parting with my LD until there is a wide screen DVD.
     
  14. Luis Esp

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    I think we need to start a signature list for this one. The family channel is showing this one tonight and of course it's pan & scam.
     
  15. Ryan L B

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    Actuall it's on the ted turner network TBS at 7:00 pm et, but I don't know how much better it is in widescreen since I saw it in the teaters and on VHS and noticed no major difference.
     
  16. Adam Lenhardt

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  17. Luis Esp

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    Come on people, we need more than 3 signatures on this petition.
     
  18. Joshua Clinard

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    Note to self: Include this petition on Widescreen Advocate.
     
  19. Adam Lenhardt

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    It's too bad the topic is so vague... I think more people would reply if they knew it was an OAR issue.
     

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