Problems with Nightmare on Elmstreet DVD

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  1. Ryan L B

    Ryan L B Supporting Actor

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    I have a Dad who can't stand widescreen, so I tried to show him the Nightmare on Elmstreet DVD which also has the full screen version on it, but there was no way to play it like this. So, on this disc, how do you.

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    There may be a quirk with the Nightmare Collection Box set where it does not include the full-screen version like the standalone version of the first film. I have a vague recollection of this, but it was a non-issue for me, so I may be confusing it with another film.

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    If you can't see the choice, it's not on the disc. Plain and simple.

    You may want to choose a different disc for your presentation. I doubt that Nightmare on Elm Street is going to persuade anyone. Possibly a 2.35 film?

    -Chad
     
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    The first NOES is 1.85:1

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    The Nightmare On Elm Street films found in the New Line Platinum Series box set do not have open-matte/pan & scan versions.

    The "red cover" mass market versions of the films do have the open-matte/pan & scan versions of the film. You can find these under the Special Features menu.

    If you want to show your dad the benefits of widescreen, try using these featurettes:

    Die Hard: Five Star Collection's "Why Letterbox" featurette

    Basic Instinct: Special Edition's "Cleaning Up Basic Instinct" featurette

    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home's "Director's Series" featurette

    The Basic Instinct featurette also shows how films look different when altered for television audiences.

    For films:

    Stepmom

    Blade Runner

    The Black Hole

    Titanic
     
  6. Ryan L B

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    sorry to bring this one back but i still can not find it. the only things i found in the special features are "audio, commentary, and theartical trailer". nothing on how to change the screen size.
     
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    Which version of the DVD do you have? If it's the one that came in the Nightmare box set (with a black snapper case), then it doesn't have the full-screen option. If the DVD has a red snapper case, then it should have the full-screen option. When you select "Play Film", it should ask you whether you want widescreen or full-screen.
     
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    i have the red version. when i go to play movie, it goes right to the movie in glorious widescreen.
     
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    Maybe try turning it over? I haven't seen the red box versions.

    Besides, as was said, NOES is not a good example, since it was shot open matte and had very few special FX shots
     
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    single sided. i heard ben hur, the matrix, scary movie are better
     
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    I think a great movie for demonstrating widescreen vs. pan+scan is Multiplicity. The panning and scanning is so severe it makes the fullscreen version virtually unwatchable. It's just sick.
     
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    Ben Hur is very good. There are plenty of P&S shots in the documentary you can use for easy comparioson. ESPECIALLY the chariot race
     
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    At least you can explain the advantages. I have explained the advantages to my father and for whatever reasons he still does not like widescreen. However, he is entitled to his opinion (even if it is wrong[​IMG])
     

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