Terminator 3 Framing issue

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  1. Stuart/T

    Stuart/T Auditioning

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    Just got the R2 Terminator 3 dvd. When I watched it I noticed in some parts the picture is re-framed.
    You can notice it more when the TX appears at the begining, the picture frames her head and shoulders when she walks over to the lady in the car. The framing for the cinema release was from her head to her waist. Is this just on the R2 dvd or is the R1 the same?
     
  2. Ric Easton

    Ric Easton Cinematographer

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    Stuart,

    The issue has been discussed at length here.. Although no definitive answers were found or explanation from the studio was forthcoming.

    My theory was that since it wasn't Back to the Future, not enough folks thought it was that big a deal.

    Ric
     
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    Any chance of getting screen grabs of the R2 full frame and
    widescreen to compare to the R1 ff & ws?
     
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    I have both R1 and R3 copies. Would a comparison be useful? If so please give me chapter and time reference and I can compare these two.
     
  6. Enrique B Chamorro

    Enrique B Chamorro Supporting Actor

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    If you read the other thread, there are many examples of
    how the FF & WS are so different and many people feel that
    the WS DVD was NOT what was shown at the movies.
    Maybe the movie had a framing that was between the
    FF & WS DVD?
    Here are some links that show comparisons;

    http://daredvl_1.tripod.com/Comparison/Untitled-1.htm
    http://daredvl_1.tripod.com/Comparison/Untitled-2.htm
    http://home.pchome.com.tw/king/jopy23/jopy2/t3-d.jpg
    http://www.mikron.ca/etc/t3dvd-comp.jpg

    Many of the comparisons focus on the girl, but I have seen
    other comparisons that show how the auto chase looks fine
    in WS and all wrong in FF.

    I would guess that your R3 is a NTSC version?
    I was hoping that a R2 PAL WS & FF would offer different
    framing from the US R1 WS & FF.
    In any case, let us know if the R3 is different from the R1.

    Thanks
     
  7. Roger Mathus

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    I have both discs ready to review and would like to have a particular chapter reference where I might see the difference.

    Chapter stops and chapter names are the same on both the Warner Region 1 DVD and on the CTS Region 3 DVD. Both are two disc sets with 4x3 on Disc 2. The R3 disc, however inclides dts track on the widescreen disc as well as Thai and English DD5.1 tracks. Subs are Chinese, English and Thai. On the R3 all package writing and inserts are in English only except for the Hong Kong incentive offer flyers for Sony, Braun, etc.
     
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    The R3 features the identical transfer to the R1 to my eye.
     
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    I didn't see any framing issue with the Region 2 japan DTS version
     
  10. Enrique B Chamorro

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    Does the widescreen Jap. R2 DTS disc have the same framing
    as the widescreen US R1 disc?
     

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