"Nightmare Before Christmas" SE

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  1. Jeff F.

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    Is the Special Edition of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" that Amazon is advertising as coming out on March 2 going to be anamorphic?

    It's only listed as widescreen letterbox and looks exactly like the last SE released a couple of years ago.

    Just wondering...
     
  2. Dave Mack

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    Hey Jeff, unfortunately it's probably the same as before, maybe with a new cover...
    I too REALLY want an annie transfer of this landmark Burton flick....
     
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    Me too wondering, sounds like the same thing. Wasn't this "OOP", though highly available? I just got it last fall. Ya know, some places just won't do 1.66:1 as anamorphic, they don't see a reason... Smell a Tim Burton tie-in...
     
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    I will double-dip on this in a heartbeat if it is anamorphic. I hope it is. There is no reason for this masterpiece to have a sub-par transfer.
     
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    I think the current transfer is fine *shrug* Certainly not worth spending 10s of thousands of dollars to re-do so that only a small percentage of people will re-buy.

    I can certainly see where they are coming from.
     
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    If they would go anamorphic PLUS expand the documentary to its original laser disc length, that would be incentive enough for me.
     
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    And I would triple-dip [​IMG]

    I wish they would have got it right the first time.

    Jerry
     
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    Count me in as someone who would double-dip.

    This is a favorite!
     
  9. Scott Kimball

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    I wouldn't double-dip... simply because I've been waiting on this one in hopes of an anamorphic transfer. Haven't bought it yet.

    If it is anamorphic, I'll dip.

    -Scott
     
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    This is just a re-release of the previous SE with no changes, except a lower price. Buena Vista doesn't even list it on its PR web site. (Even though this is being "released" on March 2, DVD Empire has shown it as being "in stock" and that it "ships immediately.")

    For what it's worth, as of Dec. 14, Nightmare Before Christmas was No. 5 on the list of top-selling holiday DVDs of all time.
     
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    I didnt even realize the SE wasnt 16x9 [​IMG]
     
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    too bad it's just a price drop. i would triple-dip if it came out anamorphic.
     
  13. Ken_McAlinden

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    That being said, it's a pretty good transfer. I probably would not double dip for the 16:9 enhancement, but I would double dip if they restored the documentary to its original length.

    Regards,
     
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    Another eager consumer here who would gladly add a new 16x9 version to his shelf. Of course...I'll get this one to review if and when it arrives... [​IMG]


    Lucky for us Disney is one of the studios who makes their 1.66:1 transfers 16x9 as a rule. This was one of their early DVDs that slipped through the cracks using the old laserdisc master (same as Pocohontas and Little Mermaid). Hopefully it will eventually see the same new transfer care as the rest seem to be gradually receiving.
     
  15. Ken_McAlinden

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    Well, it wasn't that early. The SE was the second DVD release of the film and came out around the Fall of 2000, almost three years after the first DVD, but with essentially the same transfer. Disney had already released some very nice "pillarboxed" 16:9 1.66:1 DVDs such as Tarzan by then.

    Regards,
     
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    I believe that the SE and the first release are exactly the same transfer. The only difference in the two releases are the extras and the packaging.

    I'm another DVD buyer who would gladly fork out the bucks for a third release *if* it included a new anamorphic transfer of the film. As it stands, I'll pass.
     
  17. DaViD Boulet

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    Ken,

    I had forgotten about that re-release. Grrrrr!
     
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    Unless it says: enhanced for widescreen TV's; 16x9; anamorphic widescreen or anamorphic...it ain't! [​IMG]
     
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    Muneeb, no it isn't.

    Happy birthday, btw.
     

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