Ride the Wild Surf - Columbia - How is the DVD?

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  1. PaulBigelow

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    Hello,

    Any thoughts on the somewhat new "Ride the Wild Surf" DVD?
     
  2. Rich Strauss

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    I bought it and watched it when it first came out. As I recall the picture & sound quality are fine. The movie itself is truer to the surfing lifestyle than the Frankie/Annette movies. And of course, Jan & Dean sing the title track.

    Regards, Rich
     
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    Hello Robert,

    Thanks for the reply. My impression of the movie is that it is a bit "truer" to the lifestyle as well. Overall, bit more production "polish" than the AIP pictures.

    Huge Jan and Dean fan as well.

    Just to be sure: 16:9 enhanced? True stereo soundtrack by any chance?

    Paul
     
  4. Rich Strauss

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    Robert?

    I'm on vacation right now, but will check the disc when I return home.

    Rich
     
  5. Rodney

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    I just watched the very end of this on TCM and was surprised they showed a pan & scanned version. Very noticeable when the shot became letterboxed for the end credits. Looked like an interesting surf pic, so I came here to verify if the DVD was any good.

    Thoughts, anyone?
     
  6. Tony Bensley

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    Only that regarding TCM Broadcasts of RIDE THE WILD SURF, nothing has changed since the mid to late '00s. I've sometimes wondered whether an original Widescreen version of this even exists?

    For what it's worth, Amazon lists its AR at 1.85:1: http://www.amazon.com/Ride-Wild-Surf-Barbara-Eden/dp/B0006D3HCY

    CHEERS! :)
     
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    I have the DVD. It is 1.85 anamorphic. Nice quality too.
     
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    I have it also and you are completely correct in The OAR and quality. And it's a fun movie to boot.
     
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    Thank you to John and Allen for your valued input regarding the DVD!

    I find it surprising that TCM has never picked up this version, considering it's been around on Home Video since 2005! It's not HD quality (obviously), but it would still be a marked improvement over the Pan & Scan version they've continued to broadcast!

    CHEERS! :)
     
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    I agree, it seems very surprising to me as well. I just may pick up this DVD.
     
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    It was just shown window boxed wide screen on TCM, or non anamorphic if you had the DVD.
     
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    Did you actually watch it? I caught the tail end back on the 7th, and the movie was pan and scan until the end credits, when it opened up to window boxed.
     

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