Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > DVD Reviews and Recommendations
Reload this Page >

DVD Talk review of 'The Karate Kid Collection'

DVD Reviews and Recommendations Read, Post and Request DVD Reviews.

DVD Talk review of 'The Karate Kid Collection'

Old 02-07-05, 05:48 PM
  #1  
New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
DVD Talk review of 'The Karate Kid Collection'

I read Francis Rizzo III's DVD review of The Karate Kid Collection at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=14257 and... I have some major concerns of the version of Karate Kid I released in this collection. While listening to the commentary track around the beach scene one of the filmmakers states that the framing seems very tight on this release. I think that the original fullscreen version might have been open matte. When I compare this "new" version with my original fullscreen version noting was added at all to the sides and only the top and bottom were matted out. When I compare the widescreen editions of Karate Kid II and Karate Kid III to their respective fullscreen versions the widescreen versions do contain a little more image to each of the sides, but also have the top and bottom of the image matted out like they should. I could be wrong, but the framing on this widescreen edition does not look quite right to me. I am most concerned with what the filmmaker said in the commentary track....
Old 02-07-05, 06:58 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 5,656
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 1 Post
I have a feeling that the director was probably only used to seeing the fullscreen (open-matte) version of the film, like we all are, because that has been the only way to see it until this DVD. If the movie is still in 1.85:1 like it should be, then the framing shouldn't be any tighter than it was in the theaters originally, though mistakes have been made before (BTTF).

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.