The Jerk R4 - Widescreen!

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  1. James Reader

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    Just announced:

    THE JERK (DVD $34.95*)
    ASPECT RATIO: Widescreen
    AUDIO: Dolby Digital Mono 2.0

    All other releases are 4:3 - even the UK release!
     
  2. Gordon McMurphy

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    Finally; some Shinola instead of shit! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    One of the best nutty comedies ever made. It's actually quite touching in a way. [​IMG]

    "You mean I'm gonna stay this color?!" [​IMG]


    Gordy
     
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    Cheers, James. [​IMG]

    Still, I won't buy until I have a confirmation! [​IMG]


    Gordy
     
  6. Jussi Tarvainen

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    There's something else on the linked page that sounds interesting:

    THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST ($34.95)
    Exclusive DVD bonus features include:
    · Martin Scorsese (Director) Commentary
    · William Dafoe (Actor) Commentary
    · Behind-the-scenes footage
    · Text/Photo Galleries
    ASPECT RATIO: Widescreen
    AUDIO: Dolby Digital 5.1
     
  7. Tim Fleming

    Tim Fleming Stunt Coordinator

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    Well, perhaps the scan of the back cover of The Jerk at OzDVD might allay a few fears...note the Special Features listing has as its first entry: "Original Widescreen presentation".

    Unfortunately this site is out of stock, but it is available at another store www.atlanticdvd.com.au for approx AUD$22.27 plus shipping for international customers.
     
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    Tim... not the box above the Dolby Digital language options:

     
  9. Tim Fleming

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    Whoops... hope I didn't raise anyones' hopes too much there [​IMG] (I should make it a habit to always read the fine print.)

    Anyway, let me make up for my previous transgression by directing you all to a more comprehensive review of this title and the full skinny with regards to the screen presentation format at Australia's best DVD resource, MichaelDVD.
     
  10. James Reader

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    But Tim, that's a review from 2001 - the title is being re-released. Does this mean it will get a new transfer? Probably not, but some indications are it probably will. If Columbia are to re-release the title world-wide, it certainly makes sense for them to do so, even if other versions include P&S and Widescreen (which may be what is happening with this disc too, given the confusing specs)
     

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