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Nixon; is there an anamorphic version available?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by John Hodson, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. John Hodson

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    I've read various reviews and etailers specs - and IMDB - and there appears to be some confusion. Is the CE of Oliver Stone's Nixon anamorphic or not guys?
     
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    Not. The fairly barebones R2 Dutch release is reportedly the only one with an anamorphic transfer.

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    Isnt it ridiculous how a film can be released 3 times and still no 16x9 [​IMG]!!!!
     
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    It's been shown in high def on Starz recently, so a new transfer already exists. I watched it for the first time, and I can't believe that Nixon had a hand in both Kennedy's assassinations! It must be true because Oliver Stone said it!
     
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    And probably also the only release with unremovable Dutch subs....
     
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    Speaking as a fan of The Abyss, I would agree with this sentiment.
     
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    Eek! Thanks for pointing that out.

    DJ
     
  8. Darren Gross

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    The director's cut is not anamorphic, but the theatrical cut DVD (a separate release is anamorphic, at least reg 1,4).
     
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    I don't know what R4 release you're talking of (I can't find it on any Australian sites - is there maybe a Brazilian release?), but the R1 theatrical cut disc is non-anamorphic.

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  10. Darren Gross

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    It's the Brazilian release which is coded for regs 1 & 4.
     
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    Is the Dutch disc the director's cut? I can remove locked subtitles with my Pioneer 757.

    Got Criterion's, Secret Honor disc this week. It's... great.

    The podium rocks
    And the crowd, it waves
    The speaker talks of the beautiful saves
    That went down long before he played this role
    For the hotel queens and the magazines
    Test-tube genes and slot machines
    Where even Richard Nixon has got soul
    Even Richard Nixon has got it...
    Soul


    - Neil Young, "Campaigner"
     

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