Saw something on a DVD I rented from Netlflix I'd never seen!

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  1. David Coleman

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    "This film has been modified to fit your screen" message when I received my copy of MUMMY 2 to watch! Since when do they do this with PAN and SCAN?
     
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    I don't own any P&S DVDs (not even sure if I've watched any), but it used to be a fairly common occurrence back in the VHS days.
    I do actually have one DVD that contains this message, now that I think about it. Reap the Wild Wind. It was shot in 1.37 and cropped for the DVD release to 1.33.
    Nothing to worry about. But, did you ask Netflix for the P&S version, or did they just send it? Call your lawyer. [​IMG]
     
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    It is my understanding that this is the only version Netflix is carrying. Talking about loosing touch with your customer base.
    I have seen that screen on a few DVD's in the early years.
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    Man, I was pissed when I got Mummy Returns as well. I sent a rather nasty email to Netflix and would highly suggest everyone else do the same. Let them know what a bunch of BS this is. This better not be a recurring event...
     
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    The same thing happened to me. I had to return The Mummy Returns without watching it!
    I will be sending an email to Netflix about this!
     
  6. Nate Anderson

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    Ech...I glad I quit using them when I did. If I want to rent a disc, I'll walk down the street to the Video Update, thank you very much. They carry the widescreen versions, and they have porn too...
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    Ahh..but do they have WIDESCREEN PORN!! HA!
     
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    Clinton:
    Any deleted scenes? Or director comentary?
    dk
     
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    I think most Vivid DVDs are Wide Screen Anamorphic with atleast DD 5.1.
    Uhm.
    Err.
    Porn Rules.
     
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    I couldn't find anymore Playboy DVDs either! [​IMG]
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    I pretty much approve of naked chicks in general.
     
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    Anamorphic porn with 5.1 soundtrack?? *teary eyed* Are there any heights YET left for mankind to conquer???
    [​IMG]
    Sorry..this has wandered off the P&S topic. Ummm..yeah, P&S sucks! Howard Johnson is right! [​IMG]
     
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    Funny how this has evolved into something having nothing to do with pan and scan, Mummy Returns or Netflix!
    NuTech has some classic 70's porn films out with audio commentary by a porn historian named Jim Holliday- great stuff! They also have fake multi-angle on some scenes where you can hit the angle button and the picture will flip backwards.
     
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