Miami Blues not 16x9

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  1. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    It doesn't make sense to me, as there was no previous widescreen version of Miami Blues available; the old Orion LD I have is full-frame only. I don't think Blue Steel or Dead of Winter were ever released in widescreen in any other format either. Hmm...
     
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    Don't just ask for "16x9 enhanced." They could pull a fast one and release a faked disc. Some early 16x9 enhanced discs were accomplished this very way (by taking an older 4:3 letterboxed transfer and scaling it to look enhanced-- this does not give you the 33% extra horizontal resolution of a true enhanced DVD title).

    It calls for a brand new HD widescreen transfer in order for this to work properly when they downconvert for the DVD master.

    Dan
     
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    How's State of Grace? I maypick this up this weekend.
    Blue Steel is definately a guilty pleasure
     
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    State of Grace IS Anamorphic widescreen, looks PRETTY good but darker overall and less 'bluish' in the outdoor scenes than the VHS. 5.1 mix is ok, ltd. surrounds but the dynamic range seems compressed when compared A/B to the VHS...
    Overall a decent if not incredible job. Print is clean however.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Bad Influence IS 16x9...thank god!
     

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