Question re: Don McKellar's LAST NIGHT

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Cynthia, Feb 27, 2002.

  1. Cynthia

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    Does anyone know the original aspect ratio of Last Night? I'm a big fan of Don McKellar, but I'm hesitant to order the DVD because it's full frame.
     
  2. Doug D

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    It's either 1.66:1 or 1.85:1, can't remember.

    Either way, the R1 is a botch job full screen. Too bad, because otherwise I'd own it. Great film.
     
  3. Michael Warner

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    Like Doug said (can't remember specifically the AR but it sure wasn't 2.35:1). The DVD appears to be open-matte but the transfer quality isn't all that great either. I liked the movie but soon parted with the DVD.
     
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    It's pretty clear what happened to Last Night, as well as many other Alliance Atlantis releases. When they made their VHS P&S versions, they used the same transfer for the DVD to save money. They assumed they were doing the world a favor for releasing these films on DVD in any form. I've sent letters to AA, but have never recieved a reply. Since Last Night probably sold poorly due to its mangled format, they assumed it was just poor demand and will never do a proper release. Other titles they've destroyed include Run Lola Run (later rectified when the import outsold the domestic), Croupier, and New Waterford Girl. They seem to be getting better, but until they correct the aforementioned titles, they're on my hit list.
     
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  9. Doug D

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    well, Universal was responsible for the domestic release of LAST NIGHT. I think they also MAR'd METROLAND right around the same time.
     
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    Andrew, Alliance had nothing to do with RUN LOLA RUN in Canada. It is a Seville release.
     
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    This sounds like an interesting movie - I'll have to check it out. Anyone here see Highway 61 which McKellar wrote and starred in?
     

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