Return of the Joker Uncut

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  1. Joshua Moran

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    Batman" DVDs coming in 2002. The original cut of "Return of the Joker" with the intact flashback sequence will be out, along with the "Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero" feature and the "World's Finest" episodes. As for the big one - the animated series, the article says "WB did say if the interest is there, (season) box sets are highly possible".
    Taken from www.darkhorizons.com/news
     
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    From the chat on Tuesday:
    BATMAN & MR. FREEZE: SUBZERO, BATMAN BEYOND: ROTJ ORIGINAL CUT and THE BATMAN/SUPERMAN MOVIE and BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES are all in our Family Group's plans for next year.
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    I know that Batman: Mask of the Phantasm was released OAR. I don't know what the OAR of Sub Zero is, but I believe that Return of the Joker was also widescreen.
    Will these animated releases be in their OAR?
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    Actually, Mask of the Phantasm was originally direct to video, and later bumped to theatrical. Over half the animation was done with 1.33:1 in mind, and I find the widescreen version cramped. I'd say that if you asked Paul Dini, OAR is 1.33:1. I met him shortly before it came out at ComicFest, and his presentation on the genesis of the film was fascinating
    Of course, both formats are always good!
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    I'm glad they are at least coming to their senses. I hope that it is truly the full uncut version. Now people can stop wasting their money on bootlegs.
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    That's good news to me!
    Jean McCurdy(I think that's her name) was in charge of a whole bunch of WB cartoons, BB: ROTJ included and said that they would strongly consider the release of the uncut version on DVD...then she got fired...then I lost hope...but BB:ROTJ in 2002 is certainly good news
     
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    hate to ask but for those who are to shy to ask:
    What was cut and why?
     
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    O' this is definitely good news! I'm really glad Warner has the guts to release ROTJ uncut. I wonder if Paul Dini and the group will record a new commentary so that it will fit with this version.. [​IMG] In any case I'm thrilled. As for Sub-Zero it was a direct-to-video release, just like Phantasm was suppose to be, so my guess is that it's OAR is probably 133:1. I believe that it was done by the same Japanese studio as ROTJ so they might have animated them in a wider format, but that would only be a guess.
    As for the original series, is there a petition started up for this yet? Chris
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    The animated Sub Zero was originally intended for a theatrical release, but then was changed to direct to video. I wasn't aware that it was released on Laser at all. I hope the DVD is widescreen.
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    Any updates on release dates on this or anamorphic transfer news? [​IMG]
     
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    FYI, Mask of the Phantasm, Sub-Zero, Return of the Joker and the new Justice League series are all animated 4:3, so any widescreen presentation involves matting the top and bottom of the picture. Although none of them were animated in widescreen, they were all animated to allow for widescreen.
     
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    Brian, you are correct in that they are all "animated to allow for widescreen". But Justice League was specifically composed for the WS presentation. They pitched it as a WS show, and convinced the network to buy it that way. It's drawn with WS in mind, top-to-bottom. Any DVD showing it otherwise won't be OAR!!
     
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    JL looks way better in 4:3.
     

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