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DVD name to compare OAR of May 20th..20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 2.55:1?

DVD name to compare OAR of May 20th..20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 2.55:1?

 
Old 05-04-03, 06:57 PM
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DVD name to compare OAR of May 20th..20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 2.55:1?

DVD name to compare 2.55:1 Anamorphic 20,000 Leagues OAR?
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uhh, yeah

what the...?
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Old 05-04-03, 07:18 PM
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Are you asking for DVDs that have an aspect ratio of 2.55:1? If so, check out The Great Escape and The Bridge on the River Kwai.
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Old 05-04-03, 11:59 PM
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Right on bro, I haven't any 2.55:1 DVDs anamorphic to view and see what my HDTV screen will be like. Pre-ordered an waiting to see those big green aligator eyes of the Nautilus sea monster, it was at our towns theater in 1954.


Scared by the in color poster in the glass outside the Theater, this 7 year old kid was really excited, it was his first movie to be seen ever and the kid was *me*. Taken by my father he paid the 25 for children and 35 for adult tickets, next year it will be 50 years ago; that I first seen this exciting *first* run movie.


I a now 56 I still remember the line we had to wait, good childhood memories, from a great movie to be released on May 20th 2003 on DVD. I hope this clears up the thread for the people that didn't understand it. I am so excited to see a movie on DVD from 49 years ago.

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Oh Danol, you so CRAAZEE!
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Old 05-05-03, 12:22 AM
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Ok, I wanted to add something else.

Danol, I just read your new signature, and I wanted to ask you something. Do you realize that there is a huge difference between using perfect grammar/punctuation, and simply constructing coherent sentences and ideas that people can understand?
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Originally posted by caiman
Oh Danol, you so CRAAZEE!
Nope school for me was in the 1950's, and as a truck driver, I read newspapers but didn't proof read them. Only other things I had to sign were, my manifest and pay check. How much do you remember about what you were taught in kindergarden, first, or second grade 50+ years ago.


Does not remembering what the teacher was wearing the first day of kindergarten in 1952, or the teachers subject in first grade 1953 or more english lessons I got in 3rd grade in 1954 make me an automatic "CRAAZEE" man because I don't remember them anymore?


I was born in February of 1947 2 years after World War 2! I am a baby boomer, and because I live in the coal regions, I am AKA a 'coal cracker'. Only people that call me "CRAAZEE" are much younger forum english professors from NYUK. New York University of Knuckleheads, made popular by The Three Stooges. LOL
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The Great Escape DVD is actually overmatted to around 2.70:1, but I believe Bridge on the River Kwai is close to 2.55:1.
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Hello is that with Steve McQueen, I have that DVD but never viewed it yet?
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Caiman, D-Ball - be careful with Danol or he'll send you an e-mail claiming you're "cyberstalking" him. Oooh, scary.

As for The Great Escape, it has indeed been overmatted, but there are foreign special editions with new anamorphic transfers. I believe the foreign versions are in their correct ratio.

Also, Ben-Hur is 2.55:1. Though, there, the picture is a little cropped on all four sides...
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
Also, Ben-Hur is 2.55:1.
I thought Ben Hur was 2.66:1?

BTW, the original question made no sense to me either.
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Originally posted by Philip Reuben
I thought Ben Hur was 2.66:1?

BTW, the original question made no sense to me either.
Oh, let's not complicate the issue!

But it seems we're both wrong. From IMDB:

Aspect ratio
2.20 : 1 (70 mm non-anamorphic prints)
2.35 : 1 (35 mm anamorphic prints)
2.76 : 1 (70 mm anamorphic prints)

http://us.imdb.com/Technical?0052618
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