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Old 05-24-03, 10:14 AM
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Is Giant anamorphic?

I've seen ads for it ect, but since the movie is 1:66 oar, I wasn't sure if it is anamorphic or not. Have they said yet?
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Old 05-24-03, 10:35 AM
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The Canadian disc was anamorphic.....so I would speculate that the US one will be too since it is the same company, WB.
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Unfortunately, the transfer on Warner's upcoming 2-disc SE of Giant is not enhanced for 16:9. Even more maddening because it is a very noticably superior transfer to the Canadian disc in every other aspect.

(BTW, that is firsthand info. I have the disc already.).
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Old 05-24-03, 10:55 AM
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It's not anamorphic.

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=140723
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so much for my speculation....

maybe I'll just keep my Canadian disc then. Don't really feel like rebuying this movie anyway because I just didn't really like it that much....and I tried to like, really I did.
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Originally posted by Robert George
Even more maddening because it is a very noticably superior transfer to the Canadian disc in every other aspect.
could you elaborate a bit? What specifically is better about the transfer?

There is a lot of grain on the Canadian dvd, but since I had never seen the film before, I had nothing to compare it to. Is the film supposed to have less grain?
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Unbelievable!!! What are they thinking.
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Old 05-25-03, 10:12 AM
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Originally posted by indycohiba
Unbelievable!!! What are they thinking.
They're thinking what they've always thought -- that 1.66:1 movies don't deserve anamorphic enhancement. They're wrong ... but that's what they're thinking.

Personally, while I'd rather they were anamorphic I usually just watch them in "normal" mode rather than zoom the picture in my 16:9 screen (i.e., with black bars all the way around). I don't like chopping off any picture and the image size is large enough on a 58" screen.
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Contrary to popular opinion, I for one prefer grain in my video source. What's being replicated is film not video & film should have grain. Just my .02 ... I usually watch stuff in OAR because sharpness suffers when anamorphically stretched which in turn causes bleeding around the edges. (Even on my Panny RP91 which alledgedly has superior scaling; as viewed on a new Mits 65711) Anyone else notice this???

That being said, I was going to forgo the new SE anyway & keep my Canadian release.

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Well, well, well.... DVDFile:

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.66:1 and anamorphically encoded (you may notice small black bars on the sides depending on the amount of overscan on your monitor), Giant gets the deluxe treatment here.
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Originally posted by jonathan.e
Well, well, well.... DVDFile:[/i]
This same reviewer also claimed in a review that Eraserhead was 2 discs, had a PCM track, and had interviews with most of those involved with the film. All 3 are untrue, although he only ever revised his review to correct the first 2. Everyone else to get Giant so far reports a non-anamorphic transfer, so given this particular reviewer's history...

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Old 05-30-03, 09:34 AM
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Originally posted by hondo21
They're thinking what they've always thought -- that 1.66:1 movies don't deserve anamorphic enhancement. They're wrong ... but that's what they're thinking.
Yup. WB, while making some of the best 2 disc SEs on the market IMHO, have a completely ass backwards view on 1.66:1 transfers...

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DVDFile has revised their review to properly indicate that the disc is non-anamorphic.

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