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The Ghost and the Darkness... when?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Talal, Mar 30, 2003.

  1. Talal

    Talal Stunt Coordinator

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    This is such an awesome movie, and is CRYING OUT for an anamorphic transfer with a DTS soundtrack. I still remember how impressed I was with the DTS mix I heard in the theater. THe beautiful visuals, combines with sotry/acting/direction that I thoroughly enjoyed, make me want this NOW!!! i need not a single extra(well, maybe the trailer).

    ... am i alone?
     
  2. Damin J Toell

    Damin J Toell Producer

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  3. Justin Doring

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    I would definitely re-purchase an anamorphic DTS DVD of The Ghost and the Darkness!
     
  4. Armand G

    Armand G Stunt Coordinator

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    Me too. Than I can finally retire my copy on LD.
     
  5. Neil Joseph

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    Paramount, having released a lot of their early material with a lack of 16x9, needs to revisit lots of titles. I would probably buy this, as well as Deep Impact in a SE edition.
     
  6. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    I too would repurchase at least an anamorphic (and remastered/restored) transfer of this film. DTS would be nice, but just a nice, clean anamorphic transfer would suffice.
     
  7. Tim Glover

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    I hope alot of people will buy the remastered anamorphic dts releases of the Jack Ryan series. (I am for sure!) This can help send a message to Paramount to re-visit those early titles like Ghost & The Darkness, Top Gun...even The Saint.
     
  8. Armand G

    Armand G Stunt Coordinator

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    Indeed Tim. I pre-ordered all three of them in February.
     
  9. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

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  10. Carlo Medina

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    Already planned on it Tim! Let us hope Paramount takes it as a positive sign to re-do all their non-amorphic widescreen DVDs.
     
  11. Justin Doring

    Justin Doring Screenwriter

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    I've pre-ordered the new Jack Ryan Collection.
     
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  13. Damin J Toell

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  14. Tim Glover

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    yes the Ghost & The Darkness laserdisc Dolby Digital track is marvelous. For that title, with/without dts isn't the issue for me. Just an improved video transfer.
     
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  16. Scotty_McW

    Scotty_McW Second Unit

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    This isn't so much a question about a re-release, but about the aspect ration. Everywhere I have checked says it is 2.35:1. But since it is non-anamorphic, I have to zoom in on my set. When I do, it looks more like the aspect ratio of the recent release of Star Trek VI.

    Can anyone help clarify this for me?
     
  17. Gordon McMurphy

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    Scotty, your TV is perhaps zooming-in too much and cropping the 2.35:1 letterboxing too much. Does the transfer look like 2.35 when viewed in 4:3 mode?

    The IMDb lists the Laserdisc as being 2.10:1 - is it?

    DVD editions are listed as 2.35:1 non-anamorphic for the region 1 and 1.85:1 non-anamorphic for the German region 2 editions.

    The British edition is said to be 2.10:1 anamorphic, though.

    I have never seen this film, but it has always been on my 'to see' list.
     
  18. Scotty_McW

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    Gordon,

    In 4:3 mode, it looks like it is somewhere between 1.85:1 and 2.35:1. Before I got my widescreen set, I had always thought it looked different, but didn't pay too much attention to it.

     
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    Gordon it is a 2:1 non anamorphic ratio.

    It is watchable zoomed but Im craving a re-issueas well.
     
  20. Sebastien S

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    So...

    Any news on this movie getting a new release with a better transfer and a few extra bonus'?
     

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