The Abyss: SE (Widescreen) Release 5/21/02 - Is it Anamorphic?

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  1. Deane Johnson

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    I did a search and couldn't find anything definitive in any of the threads. Anybody know.

    DVD Soon says it's 16:9. Peter Staddon has stated that all Fox widescreen titles will be 16:9 enhanced. DVD Empire says it isn't.

    How is one to know whether to order it or not. I don't buy anything but 16:9. There's so much confusion going on from the studios there no longer seems to exist a source of trustworthy information.

    Deane
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

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    I would assume this is the same non-anamorphic transfer from the 2 disc se version.

    Could be wrong, but I'd bet a dollar that I'm not (uless it's un "upsampled" anamorphic from the non-anamorphic version).

    -V
     
  3. Terrell

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    If it is the same Fox 2-disc special edition version I have, which is the best one out there, it isn't. It is widescreen, but not anamorphic. However, still a stellar transfer.
     
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    This new SE looks to be just disc 1 from the earlier 2 disc set. Non-Anamorphic, widescreen, and both the extended version and the theatrical version done via seamless branching...etc.
     
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    It would have been nice if Fox did make a 1-disc anamorphic version...

    Those with the 2-disc edition could simply upgrade.
     
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    Tony is correct.

    They just repackaged the first disc from the two disc set by itself.

    Sort of like how Anchor Bay used to do its limited edition two disc sets.
     
  7. Gary_E

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    Just as an aside, I watched The Abyss today for the first time with my Panasonic Rp-91 scaling it to a Toshiba 40H80.

    The resulting image is very, very good. I would rather it be anamorphic but this is pretty close.

    -Gary
     
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    You're right. Oops.

    It just basically the same DVD as before but with a slightly altered menu.

    Everything else is the same. Letterbox widescreen, Dolby Digital & Dolby Surround English, English subtitles, Text Commentary, and Theatrical & Extended versions.
     
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    Carl, when I said
     
  11. Chad Gregory

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    FYI, the widescreen (non-anamorphic) 1-disc is already available, it had a street date of 3/5/02.

    The street date in the title of your thread is for the P&S version of the Abyss.

    -Chad
     

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