Yet one more Pan & Scan warning...

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  1. Ted Todorov

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    Harvard Man, James Toback's new film (which is a 2.35:1 cinemascope film) featuring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eric Stoltz etc. is being released on DVD today Pan & Scan only according to various online sources [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The good news is that it is available in anamorphic OAR in R2 - France, but this is yet one more film, like Midnight Clear & The Scent of Green Papaya whose P&S only release in R1 defies all logic and reason.
    Who is the audience for P&S art films??? Please, someone enlighten us...
    Ted
     
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    That is just absurd! I didn't love the film, but thought it was interesting as a psychopath's variation of a teen movie, and would probably have bought it. If ever there was a movie that had no audience for pan and scan...

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    With me being a SMG fan, I have been waiting to see this movie, and was going to rent it today.
    Well, I guess I can forget it now.
    This really upsets me, but I'm even more upset with CTHV P&Sing Toy Soldiers
     
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    GOOD NEWS!!!
    Harvard Man is 16x9.
    Just rented it
     
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    Thanks for letting us know guys -- too bad DVD Angle hates the transfer. JohnS: can you comment on the quality? Also is this really Rated R or is it Unrated?

    It's odd that the likes of DVD Planet and DVD Price Search had the AR wrong, I guess the distributor was keeping it secret...

    Ted
     
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    Ted,
    While I haven't watched the whole movie, I did play a few short scenes.

    I have a 55' Mits HDTV and a JVC progressive scan DVD player using component cables.

    The movie is grainy with the colors looking really weak or muted.
    This is definitely not top notch quality
     
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    Cinemascope hasn't been used commercially since 1967. Anamorphic films since then are shot in Panavision.
     
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    For a second I thought there was an actual warning in this thread. Jumping to totally erroneous conclusions like this is a good reason why studios no longer participate on this forum.

    J
     
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    To be fair to those 'jumping the gun' on this one, all previous release info stated 'full screen only'. It is also listed as 'Full Screen Presentation' on the back of the packaging. If I didn't read this, I wouldn't know it had a widescreen presentatiion on the disc.

    mike.
     
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