MGM's upcoming Death Wish 2,3 & 4... full frame only?!

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Ash Atchison, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. Ash Atchison

    Ash Atchison Agent

    Joined:
    May 11, 2001
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    According to dvdmaniacs, these will be full frame only while 4 (for some ungodly reason) will have the option of both full and anamorphic widescreen.

    I mean, 2 was a decent sequel and 3 was a beautiful exercise in over-the-top 80's action hilarity, but only the terrible 4 gets the wide transfer? Oh, the heavens weep at such tragedies.
     
  2. Matt_P

    Matt_P Second Unit

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2000
    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    0
    This seems suspect to me. Why would they only release one anamorphic??? I wonder if dvdmaniacs' info is incomplete.

    Well said...the heavens should weep at the idea that these landmark pieces of Bronsonian cinematic mastery will go panned and scanned only. Let's hope the powers that be intervene.
     
  3. Michael Allred

    Michael Allred Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2000
    Messages:
    1,720
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    MI
    Real Name:
    Michael
    According to www.dvdfile.com;

     
  4. Brett C

    Brett C Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2000
    Messages:
    266
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh well, my money will be spent on an overseas 16/9 version of Death Wish 2. I won't be buying the local product if its an inferior release...
     
  5. Will K

    Will K Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,011
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dammit! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I don't f'ing believe this.

    No taco-flavored kisses for you, MGM. Dammit!
     
  6. Randy A Salas

    Randy A Salas Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    1,348
    Likes Received:
    1
    MGM's press release for Death Wish 2 includes odd language that makes me wonder if it will actually have both a pan-and-scan presentation and a non-anamorphic widescreen presentation:

     
  7. Matt_P

    Matt_P Second Unit

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2000
    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hmmm....good point Randy. Is there hope yet?
     
  8. Hal D

    Hal D Extra

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2003
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does anyone know if Death Wish 2 is the unedited unrated version with all of the unpleasant violence intact?
     
  9. Robert Ringwald

    Robert Ringwald Cinematographer

    Joined:
    May 16, 2001
    Messages:
    2,641
    Likes Received:
    0
    Maybe the _full-frame_ means full for a 16:9 set?
     
  10. JimChan

    JimChan Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2000
    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  11. Charlie O.

    Charlie O. Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 13, 2003
    Messages:
    509
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is it possible they are just open matte?
     
  12. Michael Allred

    Michael Allred Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2000
    Messages:
    1,720
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    MI
    Real Name:
    Michael
     
  13. john mcfadden

    john mcfadden Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    0
    MGM ef's us all !!!!! [​IMG] Guess they are headed for the Wal mart dump bin ..........
     
  14. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2001
    Messages:
    2,695
    Likes Received:
    5
    I was gonna pick these up. WAS is the key word here.[​IMG] MGM.....what the hell are you guys thinking?[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. Will K

    Will K Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,011
    Likes Received:
    0
  16. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 1999
    Messages:
    6,499
    Likes Received:
    0
    So, where can I get a widescreen, unedited (92 or 95 minute cut), NTSC version of part 2?

    I know there is a R4 fullscreen uncut DVD, and I think there is an uncut widescreen PAL from R2, but don't know where I can find part 2 in widescreen and uncut for NTSC...

    -V
     
  17. Justin_S

    Justin_S Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    3,576
    Likes Received:
    1
    I was really looking forward to Part 3, my favorite of the series. This is fucking ridiculous! [​IMG]
     
  18. Eugene Esterly

    Eugene Esterly Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2002
    Messages:
    822
    Likes Received:
    0
    MGM, You will get NO SALE from me. Death Wish 2 & 3 must be presented on DVD in OAR. Since you can't get it into you head that these movies must be presented on DVD in OAR, I will give you none of my money for these movies. I love the Death Wish movies but I will not purchase them unless they are on DVD in OAR.

    NO OAR=NO SALE.

    Widescreen is outselling Fullscreen but it seems that the people running MGM can't get it into their heads to relese theatrical movies in OAR. MGM seems to be going in the wrong direction.
     
  19. Mark Zimmer

    Mark Zimmer Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    4,300
    Likes Received:
    40
    Well, it's always nice when my purchasing decisions are made for me. And the decision here was, "No, we don't want your money, Mark. It's dirty, filthy money, who knows where it's been, and we insist you give it to Fox or Paramount." [​IMG] Okay, will do!
     
  20. Kramer Lowry

    Kramer Lowry Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page