The Prophecy 1/2 German version (God's Army) Anamorphic?

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  1. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    I was wondering if they are anamorphic, unlike the US discs. The Prophecy (God's Army in Germany) also carries an alt opening.

    Thanks!
     
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    ...Part 2 is 1.85:1 anamorph according to this e-tailer, runtime = 80 minutes...
    ACHTUNG!!!
    ...according to the Glasnost site, Part 1 is fullscreen and "es fehlt der englische Originalton" (...for the German-impaired: the English soundtrack is missing...) ... also, it is rated 18 which means that, as a rule, the 'uncut' version is not generally available from e-tailers...
    ...as so often, then, caveat emptor !...
    ...oh, and Part 3 is also available, and is anamorphic 1.85:1, like Part 2
    . . .
     
  3. Roland Wandinger

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    I have the french R2 version of part 1 which is 2:35:1 and anamorphic. It also has the english language track:
    http://www.dvdfr.com/dvd/fiche.php3?id=2276
    But there are forced french subtitles when the english language track is selected. Something to consider if you don't have a player which can remove forced subtitles!
     
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    I recently found out I can remove 'forced' subtitles by playing the disc, stopping it, going into the player's set-up menu and turn 'default subtitles on' and then turn 'default subtitles off'. Exit set-up and resume the film. The subtitles will remain off as long as the disc is not ejected from the player - no matter how many times the film is played, stopped, selected from the menu etc.
    Does this workaround work on most players? Or am I simply lucky?
    Edit:
    Keeping this thread on topic see the following link Prophecy Trilogy Collector's Set (UK)
    All three discs are Anamorphic Widescreen. I think the collection box is 'Exclusive' to the reseller MVC, but the titles can be bought individually from other UK based e-tailers:
    Prophecy DVD search at Blackstar
     
  5. Jeff Kleist

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    Well, at least there are anamorphic versions available..
    I have always been curious to see the alternate opening [​IMG]
    As for Part 3, it was one of Buena Vista's first anamorphic titles, so I'm OK there except for the forced trailers (came out at the same timeas Sixth Sense)
     
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    Sorry but the UK disc doesn't have the alternative ending. It has not extras what-so ever!
     
  7. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Yeah, same as here. But at least it's anamorphic, AND it's stereo so I can use WinDVDs speedup compensation on it.

    Only Germany has the alt opening and other diffs

    A sepia-tinted opening sequence shows Thomas Dagget sitting in in a swing, talking to Lucifer;
    The sequence where the first angel falls to Earth is shorter;
    The exorcism sequence at the end is shorter and has no special effe
     

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