No OAR for THAT one? Informal Poll

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  1. Louis C

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    This likely has been done before, but it would probably be a good idea to revisit.

    Name the most-criminal oversights of films not available as Region 1 DVDs in their original aspect ratio.

    We'll start with the most agreggious 'full frame only' but
    as the list fills up you may also post non-anamorphic pass-overs. Please try to limit selections to the more popular and/or acclaimed films.

    Here are a couple off the top of my head:

    Full frame only!!

    The Sting
    The Karate Kid
    Arthur
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
    Police Academy (I think)
     
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    A Midnight Clear
     
  3. Jack Briggs

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    All of 'em.

    But for here, another title:

    The Candidate
     
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    Purple Rain
    A Christmas Story
     
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    Anantomy of a Murder
    Chariots of Fire
    Driving Miss Daisy
    Moonstruck
     
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    Judgment night
    Turbulence
    (both reformatted to 1.85:1 from the original 2.35:1)

    Space jam
    Babe
     
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    miller's crossing
     
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    A Woman Under the Influence (available in OAR on VHS!!)


    I'm pretty sure there's a list of these somewhere else on the HTF.
     
  9. LukeB

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    The Muppet Christmas Carol
    Happy Gilmore
    Cheetah
    Funny Farm
    National Lampoon's Vacation
    My Blue Heaven
    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
     
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    You can add The Country Bears to the aforementioned as well.
     
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    Anatomy of a Murder
    Moonstruck
    A Christmas Story
    Babe
    Chariots of Fire
    84 Charing Cross Road
    BTW, Gabe D, there is an OAR SE of Driving Miss Daisy coming early next year...it's been announced.
     
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    To follow up on Chuck's post, I believe all of the Pioneer releases of Cassavetes films, except possibly Faces are non-OAR and are a great tragedy and travesty

    A Woman Under The Influence
    Opening Night
    The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie

    There is a nice release of Minnie & Moskowitz from Anchor Bay and an upcoming release of Gloria from Columbia. I don't believe Lovestreams is available.
     
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    Ben-Hur (overmatted from 2.55:1 to 2.76:1 either to fake the aspect ratio or because the splice lines were screwed up. I have a feeling this transfer was done at MGM before WB released it...)
    MGM ironically released the gutted version of It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World correctly at 2.55:1 (the correct AR for a 35mm print of the film).
    I could live with any flat film being on DVD open matte. However, it's disgusting to see true widescreen films transferred carelessly like Ben-Hur.
     
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    Is the only solution for Ben Hur to use the 70mm print?
     
  16. Louis C

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    Oh yeah, I also forgot one other MAJOR foolscreen grievance

    Kindergarten Cop


    Come on! No 16:9??????
     
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    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
    Cujo
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