New "Lady in White", will it be anamorphic?

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  1. Dave Mack

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    I'm a bit worried. One of my faves being rereleased by MGM. Here are specs...

    DVD Features:
    Widescreen - 1.85
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    Subtitles - English - Closed Captioning
    Subtitles - English, French, Spanish -
    Optional
    Additional Release Material:
    Audio Commentary - Frank Laloggia -
    Director
    Behind-the-Scenes - 1. Footage With
    Introduction by Frank Laloggia
    2. Photo Montage
    Deleted Scenes
    Introduction - Frank Laloggia -
    Director
    Trailers - Original

    This IS MGM, you know....
     
  2. Jon Martin

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    If it is widescreen, 1.85, I would assume that MGM would release it anamorphic. They have been relatively good about doing that, if it is widescreen.
     
  3. Dave Mack

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    I'm hoping John, but I'm afraid they might just use the previous release's non-annie transfer. All the other specs. sound like the original release.
    I'm just thinking of Remo Williams, Brimstone and Treacle etc...
    and I think the original elite disc had an isolated music track which was nice. I had a copy signed by Len Cariou who I knew from a show at my theatre that I loved but lost it one nite after a bar/street brawl...

    Would LOVE a good annie transfer of this excellent spooker.
     
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    One of mine too. When?
     
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  7. Dave Mack

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    WOAH! How'd you get it so early?

    Good news re: the transfer!

    d
     
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    I'm glad MGM is using the same shot of the original cover with Lukas Haas sitting in the corner with the moonlight through the window. Creepy.

    On DVD Empire's site, if you type "Lady in White" in their search engine, it says the disc is "Fullscreen"! Thank goodness Joel confirms that it's not.

    Is it 5.1? The .1 track on the Elite version was way too high, almost blew the sub!
     
  9. Dave Mack

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    Keith, you're right! Wow. that was one RIDICULOUSLY hot .1 track. TOTALLY unbalanced. [​IMG]
     
  10. Dave Mack

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    Just read the review at DVDFile.com and besides the new disc being anamorphic, it is a longer "director's cut" than on the previous dvd according to the reviewer. Tuesday!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Dave,
    It's the same "director's cut" that WAS on the previous DVD. It also has the same commentary from the earlier DVD release.

    What's new is the transfer is 16:9 and Frank LaLoggia appears on-camera for an introduction.

    They also retained the deleted scenes and some behind the scenes footage, but discarded the soundtrack album montage and I believe the "promo reel" version of the movie shot before the film itself was as memory serves.

    Thus, if you have the original DVD still, you may want to hang onto it [​IMG]
     
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    Mike,
    Are you sure? The DVDFile review says that it's both a different "director's cut" and a different commentary.
     
  13. Dave Mack

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    Hiya Mike,

    I did love the old dvd but I lost it the nite of a bar brawl. Len Cariou had even signed it! [​IMG]
    Unless the DVDFile reviewer is wrong then there are a few of the previous deleted scenes put back in. I know the first DVD was a "Director's cut". Is this a 2nd "Director's cut" or is the reviewer just slightly off?

    [​IMG] d
     
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    Now I'm confused![​IMG]
     
  15. Aaron Silverman

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    I'm confused as to why Dave had his Len Cariou-autographed copy of the old disc with him in a bar brawl. . . [​IMG]
     
  16. Dave Mack

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    Hi Aaron! Yeah, sounds silly.
    It was closing nite of "The Dinner Party" on B'way and I worked backstage at the theater. I knew Len for the whole length of the run and I brought it in to get it signed. There was a closing nite party at "Barrymore's" and then Larry Miller took a smaller bunch of us out to "JR's" around the corner. The nite got late and I tried to be chivalrous and defend the honor of 2 women, long story short, I wound up with a broken finger and lost a bunch of stuff, including my signed DVD.

    [​IMG] D
     
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    That sounds like a recent Western Union ad. "Well, the circus came to town and the sword-swallowing lady had the hiccups and my long-lost dog came back and I swerved, but my tire took a hit."
     

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