Stir of Echos Dvd Fullscreen Enhanced???

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  1. Mike~Sileck

    Mike~Sileck Supporting Actor

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    Okay, so I bought this title along with "The Ninth Gate" for like 10 bux, great deal I thought. At first glance both of them say "16x9" so im like, alright, widescreen. However, upon further inspection, the Ninth Gate says "16x9 Widescreen Version" where as the Stir of Echo's says "16x9 Fullscreen Version" and at the bottom it says 'Fullscreen Version: Formated from its original version to fit your screen. Enhanced for 16x9 television."

    I AM SO LOST ... what on earth does this mean?!?

    Mike
     
  2. Mike~Sileck

    Mike~Sileck Supporting Actor

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    Okay so I just popped it into my dvd player, and it's playing in widescreen 16x9 format ... I don't get it, why would the packaging (and the disc) say something to the tune of "16x9 Fullscreen Version"

    Any thoughts or other similar experiences??

    Mike
     
  3. WillG

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    I believe that was just a mistake on the packaging. It happens from time to time.
     
  4. Bruce Hedtke

    Bruce Hedtke Cinematographer

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    It could have been a mistake, but more likely is that they used the term Fullscreen in the manner that 16x9 is fullscreen-as in, the movie will fill your 16x9 screen. I haven't looked at the back of my Stir of Echos disc to see if it says the same but that is a STUPID way to label it.

    Bruce
     
  5. Rolando

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    yup, Widescreen. I was thrown off when I got years ago too. As Bruce suggested it could be they meant it would be fullscreen on your 16:9 TV. the "formatted from its original version to fit your screen. part could therefore mean cropped to 1:78 to the exact ration of your 16:9 from the original 1:85 of the theatrical presentation.

    could be worse... Great movie by the way!
     
  6. Randy A Salas

    Randy A Salas Screenwriter

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    One word: Artisan.
     
  7. Drew Mertz

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    I believe the 3rd candyman film also has the same description on the back. I guess it makes sense both are Artisan DVDs.
     
  8. Patrick Mirza

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    It's just a weird way to describe a 1.78:1 ratio film. The film is anamorphically enhanced (and nicely too, if I remember correctly).

    The video transfer has no banding in it to make it ratio down to, say, 1.85:1 or 2.40:1.
     
  9. Randy A Salas

    Randy A Salas Screenwriter

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    It's a mistake. It means nothing about filling a 16x9 screen. The funny (sad) thing is that the company doesn't even recognize that it's a mistake, because it has done similar contradictory things on other DVDs.

    Again: Artisan.
     
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    Like saying that Fright Night II was original full-screen.
     
  11. Stephen_J_H

    Stephen_J_H All Things Film Junkie

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    Same story with Buena Vista Social Club; it says 16:9 Fullscreen as well.
     

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