Zulu, Platinum Disc version

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by willyh, Aug 25, 2001.

  1. willyh

    willyh Agent

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 1998
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I purchased the Platinum Disc Corporation's version of Zulu at Fry's for only $4.99. The salesman told me it is "almost surely" widescreen, but I cannot find any indication one way or the other on the package. Even Amazon's site does not list the aspect ratio. I would rather not open the package until I find out. Anyone know? Any comments on the quality of this DVD? I am assuming it is about like the other Zulu discs and is only marginally better than VHS. Thanks.
    Bill Hancock
     
  2. Ernest

    Ernest Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 1998
    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    88
    Trophy Points:
    610
    Goodtimes has made a widescreen version of Zulu available that is not bad for letterbox. I bought my copy from DVDEmpire for $5.59. For that price you can't complain about the quality. Rumor Mill has said MGM owns the rights and will release an anamorphic version on 2002. Who knows, so for now the letterbox version is better than nothing and the price is right.
     
  3. Larry Bevil

    Larry Bevil Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 1999
    Messages:
    284
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The Platinum disc is 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The picture is okay. The sound isn't too great. Good buy, however.
     
  4. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2001
    Messages:
    3,594
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Get your hands on the Criterion LD version if you can. I will definately be keeping mine until a definative DVD version appears.
     
  5. willyh

    willyh Agent

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 1998
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks for your responses. Now that I know that this is a widescreen version, I will keep it, at least until a good transfer becomes available.
     
  6. Dick

    Dick Lead Actor
    Supporter

    Joined:
    May 22, 1999
    Messages:
    6,531
    Likes Received:
    2,604
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Maine
    Real Name:
    Rick
    Willyh: The one you own is probably NOT widescreen. If the box doesn't indicate, it's P&S. The GOODTIMES release is widescreen, and has a banner at the top saying so. This movie is absolutely worthless in a pan and scan edition.
     
  7. willyh

    willyh Agent

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 1998
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I watched part of the movie last night, it looks surprisingly good on my 32" screen and is indeed widescreen.
    The packaging is a nice jewel case also. Sound is somewhat disappointing but okay. thanks everyone.
     
  8. Larry Bevil

    Larry Bevil Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 1999
    Messages:
    284
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Dick: As willyh indicated, the Platinum dvd is indeed widescreen. I don't know why they did not put that aspect ratio on the cover though. It was a crap shoot when I bought it but was pleasently surprised to find it was widescreen.
     

Share This Page