Star Wars: Episode I in P&S

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  1. ArnaudP

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    Fox announced today that Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace will be released in fullscreen on 11/12. Apart from the altered aspect ratio, the 2-disc release will be the same as the widescreen version.
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    Well that sucks the big one. Atleast the widescreen version was released first (and will presumably stay on the market?), and we're getting a widescreen Episode II, too.
     
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    The only reason to release a title in p&s AFTER the Widescreen release is b/c a studio thinks they are missing a sale.
    Is there REALLY someone out there going "It's not pan and scan, so I'm not going to buy it." [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Now wouldn't it be something if Lucas made alterations to the new fullscreen version?
    Come to think of it, it wouldn't be funny, as I'm sure someone would buy it...[​IMG]
    Greedo did NOT shot first. [​IMG]
     
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    As soon as I saw the announcement for a pan-and-scan Episode II, I knew this was on the horizon.

    EDIT: I've just added the blue strips on the top and bottom of fullscreen Episode II to a picture of Episode I (so that I can see what fullscreen Episode I will look like), and God is it ugly!
     
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    I think the trend of dual releases is just going to get bigger. I dont particularly care that it is getting bigger, but I can live with it, provided a few considerations.
    1:That an anamorphic OAR version is released either FIRST or at the same time.
    2: The packaging between versions at least be easily identifiable, like Episode II will be. Beautiful mind and LOTR are big offenders for similar packaging(LOTR is slightly different, Beautiful Mind looks the same, except the one word difference)

    I would like studios to at least put explanations of OAR in the front of DVDs
     
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    sad but unfortunate
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    *cuddles his OAR Episode I DVD*
    Hey, J6P can have his hacked-up aberration for all I care. I have 2 hours of widescreen Star Wars goodness right here [​IMG]
     
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    Who is the Ad Wizard that came up with that one?!?!
     
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    I figured this was coming. Lame, but oh well...at least we still have our widescreen discs and we got them 13 months earlier.
     
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    I doubt there are many who passed up a Star Wars DVD because it wasn't P&S. Star Wars Episode X sells regardless. As stated above, at least there is an OAR version. But my problem with this is how proud Lucasfilm was in proclaiming that OAR was the ONLY way they wanted to release the DVD, and now this. Why don't Directors lobby for and demand their work be shown only in OAR? My other concern is that this will be just another example of a rental shop carrying only the wrong version.
    All that said, given P&S releases are going to happen I would rather they be separate so as not to waste bandwidth for the OAR version.
     
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    "The shroud of the dark side has fallen, begun the OAR war has." [​IMG]
     
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    Doesn't Lucas have any say over this?

    Oh wait, he probably saw his 2-year old kid point at the black bar and sneeze violently, and immediately called Fox.
     
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    Maybe this lame release is doomed to be only soul on Amazon.com, because no store wants to rebuy the same movie twice. Still, it a crap release, but the widescreen verison is still here, and nothing stopping me from owning the widescreen AotC DVD.
     

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