The Cutting Edge SE is not anamorphic

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  1. Dave_P.

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    Just a heads up that the new SE of The Cutting Edge is not anamorphic for some reason, unlike the original disc was. Also the only extra is a short interview session with D.B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly, and a promo for the sequel coming next month.
     
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    that seems really silly. the original is anamorphic and the SE not? how utterly odd.
     
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    What, exactly, would be the point then? Just for a little interview? I understand the cross promoting, but...sheesh.
     
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    Do you know it's not anamorphic from actually watching the disc?
     
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    Yep, I have both discs and it's definitely not anamorphic. The back cover doesn't indicate it anymore either. Funny thing is the menus and new preview trailers are anamorphic. The film also sounds sped up and the runtime on the new disc is 5 minutes shorter than the original.
     
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    well it's hardly on the cutting edge then innit?
     
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    Thanks for the head's up. I considered upgrading to the SE, but now I'll gladly keep my existing version. I'm quite happy with the transfer on that, especially since it IS anamorphic. It'll be interesting to see the DTV sequel.
     
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    It's typical. Remember this is Sony we're talking about....
     
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    All I can imagine is that they are deliberately degrading the most current DVD release so that a new "HD" version will seem much better. Pathetic.
     
  10. Marc Colella

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    I remember when some thought that Sony buying MGM was a good thing. I never understood that.

    Would've been MUCH better had Warner bought them.

    Oh well, more crap from Sony... I can't say it's much of a surprise.
     
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    I don't get it, could SONY have screwed up and put a time compressed for cable version onto this disc? Are there any hiccups in the audio, especially non-dialog scenes with music (where compression is most noticeable)? If this isn't an error, I'm flabbergasted.

    As for the new edition being non-anamorphic: If this truly is the beginning of studios deliberately dowgrading quality to force the Hi Def issue, they can forget it: I'll cling to my measly standard resolution stuff until they pry it from my cold, dead hands.



    --Jack
     
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    Wouldn't surprise me with Sony. I think that they purposefully made Spiderman 2 look worse in the standard edition so the Superbit would look better.
    And the new Midnight Cowboy SE is way below par. Check that thread.
     
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    Any widescreen non-anamorphic disc is inexcusable and unacceptable. However, Sony is not the only studio to do this crap. The Universal TV series House was non-anamorphic.
     
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    Which was the reason I didn't and won't buy it. I may be missing out on some good TV, but there's plenty of other good TV out there with a proper DVD presentation.
     
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    Terry, alot of VCI's DVD are not anamorphic, and some MGM DVD are not anamorphic..
     
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    Dave P.,
    Is 5 minutes of the film missing or has it definitely been sped up (perhaps a PAL->NTSC transfer for some reason?)?
     
  17. Christian Preischl

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    The big difference between this and other non-anamorphic DVDs, however, is that this film already has been available in anamorphic WS on DVD!
     
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    It's one (idiotic) thing to drop the widescreen and make a title full frame only, but utterly unfathomable that they would do a whole new, non-anamorphic PAL-mastered transfer when there is a perfectly good edition out already.
     
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    To be honest, once I threw the "SE" in and saw the non-anamorphic and heard the speedup I got disgusted and took it out and watched the old disc. I will scan through the SE tonight if I get a chance, since I know the movie by heart. I would imagine that the movie is probably intact and the five-minute time difference sounds consistant with a PAL>NTSC transfer.
     
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    According to Sony's special website for the press, the original edition of this disc is officially on moratorium, so if you want to get a copy, snap it up quickly or wait for Blu-Ray!
     

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