My Big Fat Greek Wedding in Widescreen?

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  1. Chris Shelly

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    I am wondering if anyone has heard if this movie will be released in Widescreen?

    I loved it and want to pre-order it but I will not buy it if it is not widescreen. So far I nobody has released any specs about the DVD.
     
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    Both 16:9 widescreen and 4:3 fullscreen versions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 soundtracks. Extras include commentary by Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, and Ed Zwick along with deleted scenes & trailers. Street date is 2/11/03 and the MSRP is $27.99(U.S.).
     
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    Thanks for the information...

    Will it contain both versions on the same DVD or is it 2 seperate releases? DVDEmpire does not list any specs so far.

    Thanks
    Chris
     
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    Both on one disk. Probably a flipper, although this movie is only 96 minutes, so maybe they are just going to fit both versions on one side.
    Interestingly, Amazon lists this as a Warner release in keep case. If so, [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, this will be released with both anamorphic widescreen and P&S versions on one disc. I hope it's not a flipper, though. But, it will be good for converting people to wide; nothing like watching people's suprise as you show them the scene in widescreen and then in P&S and they realize just how darn much picture they're actulally missing if they watch the 4:3 version.

    The only extra I've heard of is thr audio commentary. If this thread is correct about deleted scenes and trailers, all the better. I'm still suprised it isn't getting a full-fledged special edition, though. I mean, it's the biggest independant hit of all time, for crying out loud! Maybe sooner or later....

    Suprised there's not at least a preview/ad for the TV show, though.
     
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    I am so looking forward to the release of this DVD in OAR [​IMG]. My wife and I both loved it in the theater. I'm so there on 2-11-03, I've had my calendar marked for weeks.[​IMG]
     
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    Canadians should note that they are getting separate full screen and widescreen versions, with the same extras as the U.S.
     
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    Rob,

    Are you sure about the difference in the Canadian version? DVDSoon (a Canadian website) lists the DVD as having both Widescreen and Pan-and-Scan.
     
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    Hmmm, the Canadian online place I usually buy DVD's also lists separate versions, with the WS being more expensive, and just expensive PERIOD! Noticeably more expensive than any regular issue DVD costs around here...

    Edit: a weird thing about the timing of this DVD release is that the movie is STILL playing in some first-run theatres in the Toronto area, and apparently some in New York, so I would guess also in other areas...
     
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    I can assure you my information is accurate.
     

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