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Old 03-07-01, 12:50 PM
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i haven't found many reviews for this disc but i know it exists.. but that's pretty much is..

is it anamorphic? how's the video/audio quality? barebones?

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Old 03-07-01, 04:59 PM
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I have it.

The Singles DVD is a flipper with anamorphic widescreen on side A, and pan and scam on side B. Dolby 2.0 stereo surround, two deleted scenes and the trailer

The transfer isn't too bad, and it only cost me $9.99 at CC a few weeks ago. Its not too bad for an $9.99 DVD.
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thanks for the reply!

i love this film, it's my favorite Cameron Crowe film (i haven't seen Almost Famous yet though) but i just love the music (the soundtrack is excellent) and the film is just great great great!

i'm glad it's anamorphic, i probably wouldn't buy it if it wasn't.. hoping for a re-release.. i found it for $15 including shipping (i live in Europe) so i think that's a great price for such a good film. it'll keep me entertained until the Special Edition arrives hehe.. one can always hope and dream!
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Originally posted by Iron Chef
I have it.

The Singles DVD is a flipper with anamorphic widescreen on side A, and pan and scam on side B.
Be careful with use of that dreaded word "flipper". A flipper is the most hated sort of DVD, as it has no layer change and forces you to get up in the middle of the movie and flip it over. The orignal version of Sever was a flipper, so are The Right Stuff, Amadeus, Das Boot and some other early titles. Singles is not a flipper, it has two different versions of the film on either side. It is a wonderful film by the way.
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what do you guys think of the movie? I might pick it up for 10 $
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I love this movie, it's a lot of fun and to me it just really captures a "time" very well - always reminds me of my sophomore year in college when grunge was everywhere and I could actually listen to the radio. If you're looking for a serious early '90s nostalgia trip this is a great movie, although the DVD itself is bare, bare bones hopefully there's going to be an SE someday...
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good movie, good disc for 10 bucks.

Here is the link to the only dvd review I could find:

http://www.audiorevolution.com/dvd/revs/singles.html
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I think it's a great movie, with an even better soundtrack w great pumpkins, pearl jam etc. songs.

I would pick it up the dvd for no reason other than to see Pearl Jam's Eddie Veddor and company. However, the movie is good too. It's amazing to see how young they use to be..
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what are you doing??? GO SEE ALMOST FAMOUS!!!!

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Anyone have any theories as to why the trailer on the disc is shown at 2.35:1, but the feature proper is matted at 1.85:1? I'm assuming that's indicative of a Super35 film, but does anyone know which ratio is the more correct (i.e. director-approved) one?
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Originally posted by Filmmaker
Anyone have any theories as to why the trailer on the disc is shown at 2.35:1, but the feature proper is matted at 1.85:1? I'm assuming that's indicative of a Super35 film, but does anyone know which ratio is the more correct (i.e. director-approved) one?
IMDB lists it as being 1.85:1. It says it is a spherical print, so that could be the reason.
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What's funny for me is watching it now and hearing the line that Janet (Jane Fonda) says about being 23:
"I'm 23. Remember how old 23 seemed when you were little? I mean, I thought people were going to be traveling in air locks, and I would have five kids. But here I am - 23. Things are basically the same. I think time is running out to do something bizarre. Somewhere around 25, 'bizarre' becomes 'immature.'"

I remember watching that line before I was 23 and thinking "wow... 23... I'll be old then", then watching it when I was 23 and thinking "wow, here I am at 23, I really thought I would have accomplished a lot more.." and now at 28, thinking "wow, to be 23 again, why are you complaining??"


It's a good movie, and I don't mean that in an Eddie Haskel kind of way.

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