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dvd-4-life
10-09-02, 08:48 PM
On Oct. 14th Carlton video w/release Vampire Collection (R2)containing 3 Hammer movies on dvd(Countess Dracula,Twins of Evil and Vampire Circus).Does anyone know if these will be shown in there OAR or are they full frame.thanks

jonathan.e
10-10-02, 11:19 AM
The companion box set to this has the movies in their correct W/S ratios so itís a safe bet that these will be too.

dvd-4-life
10-10-02, 05:23 PM
thanks for the info.

Mark Cowherd
10-12-02, 07:11 PM
I have the set and they are WS and 16X9!

Dragonslayer
10-15-02, 09:03 AM
Mr Cowherd, since you own these films, can you please tell me the aspect ratio of the films in this boxset? I'd appreciate it. I received this email from BlackStar UK concerning the fullscreen vs widescreen presentation of these films:
Hi Jeffrey,
Thanks for your e-mail. The product in question is Standard 4:3.
http://www.blackstar.co.uk/video/item/7000000073416
Do get back in touch if you have any further questions/enquiries.

Regards,
Colin Porter, Customer Care
www.blackstar.co.uk - The UK's biggest video store

I am hesitant to buy from overseas if these films are not widescreen. That is why I'd like the exact aspect ratio. Jonathan.e's "safe bet" is not good enough reassurance for me. Thank you for your help.

Jaymole
10-16-02, 10:21 AM
The companion box set to this has the movies in their correct W/S ratios so itís a safe bet that these will be too.

Could you please tell me what this companion set is and what films it contains.

Thanks!

jonathan.e
10-17-02, 08:50 AM
Originally posted by Dragonslayer
Jonathan.e's "safe bet" is not good enough reassurance for me.


Hmmmm.


Twins of Evil and Countess Dracula look to be about 1.85:1. Havenít had a chance to look at Vampire Circus yet.


Companion set contains Hands of the Ripper, The Uncanny and Monster. Very much the inferior set.

Dragonslayer
10-17-02, 09:05 AM
Hmmmm.
No offense intended, but I was seeking very concrete info not what appeared to be an educated guess. I have at this point received the hard info I was seeking & have ordered the set.

Jaymole
10-17-02, 09:41 AM
Companion set contains Hands of the Ripper, The Uncanny and Monster. Very much the inferior set.

Thanks for the info but I can't seem to find these films or the set at Bensonsworld. Has it come out yet?

Thanks!!

jonathan.e
10-17-02, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by Jaymole
Thanks for the info but I can't seem to find these films or the set at Bensonsworld. Has it come out yet?


http://www.playserver3.com/Play247.asp?page=title&r=R2&title=107473

Mark Cowherd
10-18-02, 07:54 PM
Dragonslayer:

all three are 1.85. I have a Malata 996 and all three seem 1.66 at
first but when I zoom out and it frames right at 1.85. This happens with some of the disks I import.

Mark Cowherd
10-18-02, 07:56 PM
http://www.bensonsworld.co.uk/detail.asp?product=7000000073416

Dragonslayer
10-18-02, 08:12 PM
Thanks, I'm expecting delivery of mine perhaps tomorrow.

Gypo66
10-19-02, 01:00 PM
Sounds like a great set except for one thing: Carlton has produced some discs that are pretty mediocre looking, at best.

I have Carlton's A Matter of Life and Death and their Henry V, both of which feature pretty dubious picture quality that's not a whole lot better than video.

So the big question is: what do the films on this set actually look like?

Dragonslayer
10-19-02, 05:15 PM
I just received my set in the mail this afternoon. I'm going to watch the "Twins of Evil" tonite. I'll post my impressions later tonite or tomorrow.

jonathan.e
10-19-02, 05:42 PM
The transfers on all of these are stunning. Iíve never seen them look better - Itís like watching them for the first time.

Gypo66
10-19-02, 07:56 PM
SOLD!

Jaymole
10-21-02, 09:20 AM
Thanks Mark but I was asking about the other Hammer set containing Hands of the Ripper. It's available at Blackstar but not at Bensonsworld.