Rocky IV- anamorphic!!??? The case says so...

 
Old 05-05-03, 02:18 PM
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Rocky IV- anamorphic!!??? The case says so...

We all know from this thread that the Russian subtitle problem has been fixed in the individually-sold* Rocky IV.

I was just looking at this in the store when I noticed on the back it says Enhanced for 16x9, etc!!

TRUE! Misprint?

Can anyone with this new individually-sold version confirm if it's anamorphic now?

If so, I'll buy it for $10, sell the old for $6 and accept the $4 loss for the upgrades -- then, only Rocky II (my fave) would be the sole non-enhanced title.



*Box set version not corrected

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Old 05-05-03, 02:44 PM
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Misprint, sorry. I wish they would replace the current non-anamorphic edition.
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I have that version of Rocky IV which I got recently from the boxset and it IS indeed anamorphic. Check out this thread for a little more info -

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=289390
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My boxset 2 years old, is the non-ana version, but it looks like the bozset being shipped now has a corrected one after all (Mustve re-did it with the standalone versions).

Woohoo! I'm gonna do the rebuy & replace plan after all
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Originally posted by GuessWho
My boxset 2 years old, is the non-ana version, but it looks like the bozset being shipped now has a corrected one after all (Mustve re-did it with the standalone versions).

Woohoo! I'm gonna do the rebuy & replace plan after all
That looks to be the case. I got my boxset in January and part 4 is anamorphic w/ fixed subtitles.
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So Rocky 2 is still non enhanced in these new sets?
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Originally posted by MJKTool
So Rocky 2 is still non enhanced in these new sets?
No known versions of part 2 yet.
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Can you send in the old Rocky 4 with botched subtitles to MGM for the fixed anamorphic replacement??
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Originally posted by moocher
Can you send in the old Rocky 4 with botched subtitles to MGM for the fixed anamorphic replacement??
And pay $4 shipping?

As I described above, if I'm gonna lose $4, I'd rather just buy at Best Buy for $10 and sell old at the used store for about $6.
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The individuals in the stores do not say they are anamorphic.

At least not the ones I have seen.
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Originally posted by Rockybalboa
The individuals in the stores do not say they are anamorphic.

At least not the ones I have seen.
One I saw today defintely DID. It's exactly like the scan posted on page 2 of http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=289390
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Yep, I got my Rocky IV 2 weeks ago, and it IS anamorphic! I'm pretty darn happy.
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Interesting, I shall explore more tomorrow, I had only seen ones listed that were NOT anamorphic.
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Folks, I was the one that started the thread about the subtitles, my copy of Rocky IV, which I got from DeepDiscountDVD has the anamorphic enhanced logo on the bottom left. Here is a screen cap from the DVD:



I tend to think it is 16x9 because when I throw it on my computer, PowerDVD automatically adjusts the window to the 16x9 window.
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If that's an uncropped cap directly from the DVD, it's definitely anamorphic, otherwise there would be much bigger black bars needed for the non-anamorphic 1.85:1 AR. Since there are just very thin black bars, it looks to be 1.85:1 anamorphic. Perhaps MGM did a new transfer to go along with the subs?

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it is uncropped but slightly reduced so I could host.
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Just for the record, I ordered mine from Deep discount dvd a few weeks ago, and as I stated above, the copy I got was anamorphic. So if anyone has a hard time finding one locally, DDD definitley has them (make sure you use the DVDtalk link ).
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