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Old 07-31-03, 11:40 AM
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They Live / Prince of Darkness Covers!

I hope this hasnt been posted already, search didnt come up with anything but Universal just posted the covers for the two Carpenter films for October...

http://homevideo.universalstudios.co...p?titleId=1450


http://homevideo.universalstudios.co...?childId=34221
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Old 07-31-03, 11:47 AM
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Nice - can't wait!
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Old 07-31-03, 12:06 PM
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Bummer. I expected a better cover for Prince of Darkness.

Alice Cooper (Who's face is on the cover) is only in 2 or 3 scenes of the movie.

I'll get the dvd anyway. I've always thought of PRINCE as an effective,well-made horror flick. Opening scene still gives me chills.
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damn! They still seem barebones. Thank God for R2 discs.
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I sold my They Live on eBay a while back, and I've been missing it ever since.

Can't wait to replace it!

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I have the OOP discs....but I still am thinking about getting those R2 dvds.
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Is it just me or did that cover of They Live hardly change?
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Old 07-31-03, 04:40 PM
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Is it just me or did that cover of They Live hardly change?
Not much at all. My OOP copy here has "They Live" in the bottom of the cover in a different font; the pic is the same.
 
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Hmm....apparently in R2 versions, during the opening credits the aspect ratio is 2.40:1 then After that, it changes to approx. 2.10:1 (ie it is slightly cropped). Awwww crap!!





R1 vs R2

Most feature packed is the French version.
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man did Universal drop the ball on this..

look at the specs for the r2 disc
  • Audio commentary with director/writer/composer John Carpenter and actor Roddy Piper
  • Film presentation by John Carpenter
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Photo gallery
  • Cast & crew filmographies and biographies
  • "Making of" -featurette (7:52)
  • "Music of the film" -featurette (0:52)
  • "A quiet man" -documentary (with interviews) (42:08)
  • DVD-ROM: Web access
  • -Exclusive 80-page booklet written by Helene Frappat (from “Cahiers du Cinéma”)
  • French Subtitles
  • 2.10:1 anamorphic PAL
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 surround
  • French Dolby Digital 5.1
  • French Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Amaray Case
And what do we get...? Nada.

If the cropping is the only issue, 'll take it, thank you very much..[that is, if there aren't French subtitles that you can't bypass...]

Is anyone out of gum yet...?
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Old 07-31-03, 05:50 PM
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afaik the French version has no forced subs.

So I guess it boils down to extras vs OAR
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I will just buy the R2 versions from XploitedCinema.com . Better box art and more features...Probably for the same price.
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Damnit! I have to get a Region Free player. This is bulls*it!
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Whoa!! People who hate cropped images preferring extras over OAR?? Now that is strange
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That is strange. I prefer OAR and the best a/v quality(the R1 pics do looks better). If it's barebones, that's fine. Extras are secondary.
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I was going to get the r2...

... but now, no.

OAR all the way, baby. I'll see if a friend can tape the commentary for me.
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best solution:

buy the region 2 dvd.

buy a malata dvd player.

use the XY scaling feature on the malata dvd player to adjust the film to the correct aspect ratio.

I use mine and it looks great.
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Well glad they used the original poster for They Live. Just hate the new font,but i can live with it. just sold my Image release for $36 on ebay. Now hopefully the bidder pays up. If not,i'll keep it. If so,i will then get the new version for about the same price i purchased the Image release in 200o for $9,hehe.

I really hate that Prince of Darkness cover though. The original artwork(on the Image release,which sadly i missed) is excellent. Still i will finally be able to see the film in it's OAR..& for a cheap price. So it's a win win situation i think. Have'nt seen this film in years though. Remember it being fairly scary. We'll see if it still holds up. I've always loved the opening credit sequence. Music,the editing really enhancing the atmosphere & creepy in the extreme.
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Originally posted by Sunday Morning
best solution:

buy the region 2 dvd.

buy a malata dvd player.

use the XY scaling feature on the malata dvd player to adjust the film to the correct aspect ratio.

I use mine and it looks great.
Huh?? But it’s cropped!!
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Huh?? But it’s cropped!!
That's what I was thinking. Is it cropped, or isn't it cropped? If it's cropped, no amount of adjustment from your DVD player will add back in the picture that's cropped.

That's the problem I have with the term "Original Aspect Ratio." No, you want the "Original Picture." If all you really wanted was the correct aspect ratio, then just the center of the image, 12 pixels by 5 pixels, would be good enough.
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So the R2 is PAL right? I got a region free player that does the conversion to NTSC, but have no R2 dvd's try. This would be my first R2 dvd... Is it available now?
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my R2 UK changes into 2.35:1 - not 2.10:1

so it's not cropped from OAR
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Originally posted by feagfilms
my R2 UK changes into 2.35:1 - not 2.10:1

so it's not cropped from OAR
how does it "change" to 2.35:1 ?
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sounds like I will be getting the new release from these cropping issues.
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I guess best thing is to have a “2-disc”. R1 for the OAR and R2 for the commentary. This really sucks! It’s also a similar situation for Zulu.
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