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Leechboy
07-12-04, 12:34 AM
I just recently have gotten into Van Damme movies and have a question about Kickboxer. I have noticed that the current dvd is fullscreen. The OOP disc released in 98 was widescreen. Was the movie filmed fullscreen and the matted for widescreen? Is it worth it to hunt down the OOP version? I have also noticed that "Lionheart", "Sudden Death" and "Timecop" are fullscreen. Were they filmed that way? Thanks.

BrunnenMatt
07-12-04, 03:59 AM
Technical Specifications for Kickboxer (1989)
Film negative format (mm/video inches): 35 mm
Cinematographic process: Spherical
Printed film format: 35 mm
Aspect ratio 1.85 : 1

Technical Specifications for Lion heart (1990)
Camera: Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Film negative format (mm/video inches): 35 mm
Cinematographic process: Spherical
Printed film format: 35 mm
Aspect ratio 1.85 : 1

Technical Specifications for Timecop (1994)
Laboratory DeLuxe, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Film negative format (mm/video inches): 35 mm
Cinematographic process: Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed film format: 35 mm
Aspect ratio 2.35 : 1

Technical Specifications for Sudden Death (1995)
Film length (metres): 3075 m
Film negative format (mm/video inches): 35 mm
Printed film format: 35 mm
Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1

I have been searching for the wide screen Kickboxer for over a year now and was disappointed that the last release of this film was full screen when a film like this would take advantage of the W/S label.

Beware of the R2 Kickboxer wide screen DVD because it is cut, I think all the other regions are Full screen at the moment, I have been waiting for Lion Heart "Wrong Bet" for ages now for a wide screen release and will keep waiting until it is release, this was one of my favorite video tapes.

I hope this helps ...BMatt

All information taken from IMDB
Jean-Claude Van Damme Filmography (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000241/)

Daniel I
07-12-04, 09:01 AM
I could not believe they released Kickboxer and the Sho Kusugi ninja movies in fullscreen, I refuse to buy this movie because of how horrible it would look on my 16:9 Front Projector setup.

It really is a shame, because I love this cheesy Van Damme flick!

I die of laughter every time that dancing scene come on.

"You a good danca? American dancing?"

"Ya"

LOL

BrunnenMatt
07-21-04, 05:51 AM
Just found out that there is a new wide screen DVD what is meant to be UNCUT out by Prism Leisure. I do not know many details about this DVD but found some information at: DVD Compare (http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=1676)

R2 United Kingdom - (Prism Leisure)
Extras: Filmographies
Photo gallery
Trailer
Picture format:1.85:1 Anamorphic PAL
Soundtrack(s):English Dolby Digital 2.0
Case type: Amaray (Keep)
CaseNotes:Reported to have bad picture quality.

I am not sure if this information is correct all not, and if it has been compared to a previous DVD to see if it is a worse picture then the previous disc.

...BMatt

bothanspy
07-21-04, 06:55 AM
I've been hearing about the Uncut Kickboxer for awhile and the movie has been popping up on newsgroups and sites we can't mention here. Havent checked it to see if it is uncut, but then again, I doubt I would remember some of the details. I am thinking that for a film this old, uncut would be pretty tame by today's standards.

Maxflier
07-21-04, 08:31 AM
I held off on buying Timecop for a looong time waiting for a widescreen release,but finally had to give in as it appears R1 will never get one.

jessecrx
07-21-04, 09:01 AM
I have the OOP version and it is anamorphic. It's the exact same as the original VHS version that was released a long time ago. If there is an uncut version I have never seen it. I know the movie well enough to know if something was added....so I guess all I can say is that its the exact same as the old VHS print :)

The pic quality is nice too.

Leechboy
07-21-04, 11:28 PM
I just picked up the OOP version from half.com for $35. Did every copy come in a snapper case?

Grabastic
07-22-04, 11:05 AM
Originally posted by Leechboy
I just picked up the OOP version from half.com for $35. Did every copy come in a snapper case?

mine's in a snapper. i also got the OOP version on half.com, for $12.50! that seller was my best friend on that day.