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Discussion in 'DVD' started by David Susilo, Jul 25, 2003.
The thread title says it all. Anybody knows? Thanks!
It's not. But the transfer is good.
Thanks for the info. However, I don't like the movie that much to warrant a buy if it is not anamorphic. Even if it's only (approx) US$8
Wait for a sale and you can get it for $6.
The new R3 Korean release is a two disc special editon. Disc one is 16x9 with dts English 5.1 Surround and disc two is letterbox with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround. It sells for around $15 US.
Funny, I just picked this up the other day for Cdn$10 (it's $9 today, around US$6). Normally I would not tell anyone I had this DVD, but since everybody's coming out... I have never heard anything good about this movie, which in a bizarre way made me want to see it. It is so enthusiastically slagged that I can see it becoming a cult favorite eventually...most movies that are cult favorites now were originally trashed, and lots of movies are in the "so bad they're good" category. Of course, it could turn out to be truly bad...
Korea has an animorphic Showgirls? Well, I suppose it's only fair; they're developing nukes, and they see the best example of the bombs we're producing. On the other hand, they probably see Elizabeth Berkley as some kind of present-day Marilyn Monroe or sonething...
I'm still wondering if MGM/UA will ever get around to releasing a Region 1 NTSC Special Edition of "Showgirls" on DVD. Despite being non-anamorphic the transfer on the current DVD is very good, but it would only benefit from 16x9 enhancement. I'd also love to hear a commentary from Elizabeth Berkley and Gina Gershon.
The R3 Korean release can be had at either www.yesasia.com or www.koreandvds.com.
The Japanese release is 16:9 enhanced. It is however sourced from the anamorphic laserdisc transfer. Looks good, a tad soft. And an early DVD release.
Yep, there were 16x9 laserdiscs. Also known as 16:9 Hi-Vision releases. Very rare discs too. The cool part was that unless you had a 16x9 display, the image would be stretched.
I thought 16:9 discs and Hi-Vision are two separate things. I have several titles of 16:9 LD that's not Hi-Vision (Hi-Vision is the HD on LD, no?)
I didn't know that there were anamorphic LDs. How does the cover art describe it? Thanks.
I own Jaws and The Deep on Anamorphic LD. Only from the back cover there is a tiny logo stating "presented ANAMORPHIC". Didn't know what they were when I first bought them. The good thing is I used to own a Sony 14" 16:9 monitor and I can see the jump in picture quality right away.
We need a Showgirls SE! I have all of Verhoeven's DVDs in SEs with commentaries except that one. The completist in me is sad.
Found another good site to get the R3 version of Showgirls on DVD. You can also get an uncut version of Malena with English subtitles that will play on R1 players.