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Is The Gate a fullscreen DVD?

 
Old 08-20-03, 10:31 PM
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Is The Gate a fullscreen DVD?

I was surprised to discover the 1987 cult favorite The Gate had found it's way onto DVD. I didn't know this film was even out yet, but there it was sitting on the shelf at Best Buy. It's a low-budget Platinum DVD that was in with the "bargain bin" stuff. I was thinking of picking it up since I like the film, but wasn't sure whether it was a widescreen or fullscreen release. Nothing on the package indicates what aspect ratio it's in. Can someone who has this DVD please confirm for me?
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Old 08-21-03, 12:47 AM
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IIRC it is OOP so pick it up....I think it is fullscreen though. There is an R2 of it that is widescreen I believe.
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Old 08-21-03, 08:27 AM
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It is fullscreen on R1. I have it and it's not too bad, pretty impossible to find unless you go to eBay.
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I know Region 4 has 2.35:1 wheter it is anamorphic I don't know, I don't have much interest in it.
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I don't believe THE GATE is out of print. Wal Mart is now carrying it, and they have changed from the old plastic CD style cover to the regular DVD cases.
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Old 08-21-03, 05:59 PM
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I saw this title yesterday at Best Buy and Circuit City.
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Old 08-22-03, 02:04 AM
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Originally posted by MrPink
I saw this title yesterday at Best Buy and Circuit City.
I couldn't find it tonight Do they have it in the Horror/Sci Fi section or the special buys (cheapo DVds) section usually?
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The "cheap" section.
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I found a couple at BB in Bel Air, MD for $5.99 each. Picked up one of them, so there should be one left. I was tempted to try and get the R2 widescreen, but I don't love the movie THAT much.
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Old 08-22-03, 11:03 PM
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The US dvd leaves a lot to be desired...even for a low budget 80's flick...the UK disc says it is widescreen, but is not...and the transfer is worse than the US...real bleedy reds and big, blocky blacks. There is a Dutch dvd that is anamorphic widescreen with much better colors and black levels...still not a great pitcure, but the best of the three!
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