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Discussion in 'DVD' started by T r o y, Sep 3, 2003.
Haven't seen any early reviews for the SE of 'SIXTEEN CANDLES'. Anybody seen any?
I don't think it's a SE.
all I know is it looks great...sounds great...is great!! sorry, thats all I have to offer.
We watched it tonight, it looks and sounds fine. No extras, not even a trailer, unless you count the loooong unskippable promo when you start the disc.
It definitely looks and sounds great! Universal did a bang-up job on Sixteen Candles.
At the same time, they deserve some criticism for the unskippable marketing junk at the beginning of this disc. It's also on the Animal House Double-Secret Probation Edition disc. I haven't found a way to get around it - even the STOP command is blocked. So you have to sit through about 3 minutes of promos for their 9/2/2003 releases. COMPLETELY annoying, and sure to become even more so as time goes by and this stuff has no relevance whatsoever. I can only hope this doesn't become standard operating procedure for them.
Bad idea Universal. BOO.
It is a bare bones release with DTS. Looks and sounds pretty good to me. It's nice to hear the original songs where they belong in the film.
I'm surprised there's no reviews out for it yet.Glad to hear that it looks great and sound good from personal experiences, but was just wanting to read some early reviews on this one.
Again, anybody come across any?
I haven't seen any reviews either, but I've just watched the disc. Very impressed with the picture and sound. Very unimpressed by the Universal promo rubbish at the beginning, and the lack of any extras. Just think of it as a "Superbit"
You can scan through the promos, and since the menu loads after them, you can do it at high speed and skip them in just a few seconds. Still annoying though.
I just compared the VHS version and the DVD version of Sixteen Candles (High School Reunion) and the Aspect Ratio on the DVD is way off. It looks like the DVD version is zoomed in, there is definitely some cropping at top and bottom. Can someone besides me confirm this.
Sad for Universal to do this. This definitely sucks.
You don't have to fastforward through the promos, when the copyright warning appears, press Stop, then press Menu. This will take you to the Menu screen and you can proceed from there.
Also, I didn't noticed the aspect ratio being wrong.
It seems that Universal concentrated more on re-mastering "Sixteen Candles" better than "Weird Science" or "The Breakfast Club". Though, I really wish a commentary would have been added, the awesome DTS track is enough for me.
Actually, I noticed something about the widescreen release that seemed off. I know it was open matte, but there is one point where a teacher is sitting at his desk and something is writtern on the board behind him with an arrow pointing to his head. Looked like it said "Total..." or something. It would have been visible on the full screen, and it seems like it should have been on the wide.
Since next year is Sixteen Candles' 20th anniversary, could Universal be releaasing a bare bones disc now, and put out a true special edition next year? Not a bad marketing strategy. Lots of double-dipping to be had. Breakfast Club's anniversary should be in 2005, i think.
Since next year is Sixteen Candles' 20th anniversary, could Universal be releaasing a bare bones disc now, and put out a true special edition next year?-Jake Johnson
What, Universal? No...never!
Five'll get you ten we get an SE next year, and a "Birthday Cake" edition after that, and the "What's Happening, Hot Stuff" version after THAT, and...
Hey, if they do it for the various strains of "American Pie", "Fast And The Furious" and the "Mummy" series...
Hoping they don't double-dip on "Casper".
Here's a review for the new disc!
It has a great transfer, excellent audio, and the extras are nowhere to be seen.
At least you have the review you were looking for.
I read that the only reason there are no extras is because of the IMAGE licensing to UNIVERSAL thing. That's why this one and weird science are trailerless....
Looking at the screenshots from
and comparing to my copy of Sixteen Candles DVD (High School Reunion) and there is definitely some cropping. Am I the only one seeing things?