Universal: Will we ever see Babe in original aspect ratio?

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  1. Rain

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    At some point I would like to own this film on DVD.

    As the existing DVD has been "formatted to fit your screen," I regard it as little more than a coaster. And I'm sure I'm not the only one.

    Widescreen anamorphic transfer anyone?
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

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    It's a family film! Kids don't like widescreen! [​IMG]
    Hmm, maybe in a $70 Limited edition? [​IMG]
     
  3. Rain

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    For the benefit of any studio reps who may be reading, Jeff is being sarcastic. [​IMG]
     
  4. Andrew Chong

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    Count me in when it surfaces.
     
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    Yes, I'd pick it up when it came out.
     
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    I am hoping the wait for this can be explained by the revelation that Universal is prepping the special edition that was rumoured many years ago. OAR, commentary, special effects docs, etc. T'would be nice.
     
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    How this movie can exist on DVD in this mangled state simply boggles my mind. It's a modern classic that was nominated for best picture for cryin' out loud!
    I'm sure Universal will one day remedy this oversight, and I'll be first in line to buy one.
     
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    Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. Ditto.
    And, since we are talking Universal here, I'd like to add similiar sentiments about Parenthood.
     
  9. Mark Pfeiffer

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    Considering how successful this was and considering Universal's propensity for Ultimate Editions and dual releases, I'm shocked this hasn't received a proper release. I'd buy it if released in its proper OAR, but as it stands, the current disc might as well not exist.
     
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    DTS too, of course.

    Dan
     
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    I would buy this title in a heartbeat if it was in it's OAR and enhanced.

    Bruce
     
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    and what is even more surprising is doing a dts version in a 4x3 format. Just who are you marketing towards Universal?
     
  13. John Berggren

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    I'll say this much, I want to buy Babe, but I have skipped it on DVD so far. I even want to buy Babe: Pig In the City, and though there isn't the same problem with this release, I don't see a point in buying it without BABE. So the current Babe situation loses Universal 2 sales on my behalf.
     
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    Count me in!! This would be a definite addition to my collection.
     
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    ...another reason for you guys to go region-free!

    Jeff
     
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    i'll support the fight to release any and all films in oar...but damn...it's babe?!

    kevin t
     
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    I think he's expressing his shock that Babe, of all films isn't provided in OAR [​IMG]
    Was Babe not nominated for Best Picture in it's year?
     
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    Count me in, too.
     

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