R4 Wonka vs new WS R1 release

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Nicole P, Oct 30, 2001.

  1. Nicole P

    Nicole P Stunt Coordinator

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    I have been watching with interest the R1 Wonka uproar and am delighted that fellow OAR enthusiasts succeeded in getting Warner to release a widescreen edition.
    I picked up my R4 copy in June last year and it is a 1.78 anamorphic PAL transfer. Recently Warner released the P&S NTSC 30th anniversary edition here in Australia. This makes me worried that we will not see a PAL release of the WS anniversary edition.
    Does anyone know how the new R1 anamorphic edition holds up against the old R4 copy? The extras are very tempting but I would only get another copy if there was an improvement in the film transfer itself. Certainly won't be getting the NTSC full-screen release.
    Cheers,
    Nicole P.
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  3. Nicole P

    Nicole P Stunt Coordinator

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    Darren,
    Thanks for the links. I have used those sites extensively in the past.
    What I was interested in is whether a new transfer has been mastered since the R4 release and whether this is the print used for the new R1 release.
    Cheers,
    Nicole P.
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    Nicole, it is my understanding that the R4 release is infact the same transfer as the latest R1 release, obviously the R4 release is a 576 vs 480 frame.
    Cheers
    Stephen
     

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