Texas Chainsaw Massacre SE(1974) defective?

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  1. Tom Martin

    Tom Martin Stunt Coordinator

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    i bought a new copy of the special edition of the 1974 texas chainsaw massacre a few days ago. it supposedly didn't come out on it's original date in october due to some problem it had. well, i don't know what that problem was, but there still seems to be one. it looks to have been shot in 1.85:1 but it won't expand on my widescreen hdtv. it stays with the bars on top and below and looks squished! i have my dvd player set to 16x9 and i also tried it on letterbox and p&s mode. still the same result. this is the first widwscreen movie i've ever had this trouble with. anyone know anything about this?
     
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    Didn't have that trouble with mine. Not sure whats up.
     
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    I don't believe the new disc is 16x9 enhanced. The bars are going to be there unless you zoom in on the picture.
     
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    It is indeed a non-anamorphic DVD, just like the first release. The black bars will thus stay there.
     
  5. Kevin M

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    Yep, non-anamorphic (or non "enhanced" if you like) just like the previous SE DVD.
     

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