What movie if any would you buy in full screen?

 
Old 01-22-04, 11:51 AM
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What movie if any would you buy in full screen?

Ok Ok we all know widescreen is that way to for DVD lovers. Now lets just say the movie you most loved would only be released on DVD and never again. Would you buy it and if so what would the movie be?
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Any movie that's supposed to be in 1.33:1.
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Any movie whose OAR is 1.33:1 -- including most made before the mid- to late 1950s.
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If it is a movie I really love, I most likely already own the VHS. "Upgrading" to a crappy DVD from VHS is not really an upgrade to me. I'd tough it out and wait for a good DVD to be released and just suffer through VHS when I needed to watch it.
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Didn't buy it, got it as a gift, but my Roger and Me is Full Screen. Opened it without knowing. Probably won't try and exchange it.
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I bought The Sting SE, assuming it was widescreen (hell, it was an SE, it HAD to be). Boy, was I surprised to find that what has to be one of the more popular catalog titles of the last 35 years was a freaking P&S (and it's the second release of The Sting on DVD to boot).

I also picked up Moonstruck as part of a 3 for $25 deal. I knew it was P&S, but it was the best title of the ones available (after the other two I grabbed). There are also a few others (The Great Santini, Humanoids From the Deep, My Dinner With Andre), that I bought online, sight unseen, not realizing they were P&S.

I won't usually upgrade to Special Editions, or based on anamorphic re-releases, but if and when any of these titles come out corrected to OAR, I definitely will be upgrading.
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I got Happy Gillmore.. movie is too funny to pass and it's not there was any photographic composition to being with.
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any movie with a bit of nudity thats below the black bars
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Looking at my collection, My Fellow Americans. That's it out of 200+ movies. And I'd buy it again. I can't imagine it ever being release in OAR. I certainly wasn't going to pick up the VHS instead just to make a stupid point that no one at the studio really cares about. It's too funny to pass up. But generally speaking, I wouldn't do this.
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Old 01-22-04, 12:34 PM
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Wow, that's what I was going to say.

It's probably #1 on my DVD wish-list.
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Old 01-22-04, 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by glasschicken
Didn't buy it, got it as a gift, but my Roger and Me is Full Screen. Opened it without knowing. Probably won't try and exchange it.
I think that Roger and Me was matted to down to 1:66:1 for it's theatrical release.
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Old 01-22-04, 12:52 PM
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I did buy Willy Wonka in FS, looks great.

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I did buy Willy Wonka in WS, looks great.
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If it's open matte and shot "TV safe" (no boom mics or other distractions in the frame), I have no problem with a FS only release. Otherwise, I wouldn't buy it. Definately no P & S.
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Originally posted by PatrickMcCart
Any movie that's supposed to be in 1.33:1.


I want OAR, end of story.
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Old 01-22-04, 01:17 PM
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I definitely wouldn't have a problem with buying King Kong, Magnificent Ambersons, or Greed in fullscreen.
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Originally posted by FreshOne
If it is a movie I really love, I most likely already own the VHS. "Upgrading" to a crappy DVD from VHS is not really an upgrade to me. I'd tough it out and wait for a good DVD to be released and just suffer through VHS when I needed to watch it.
Wait until you get a DVD recorder. You may get rid of your VCR soon enough. I'm almost ready to unhook mine, and I still have thousands of tapes.

And the difference between VHS and DVD is enough, even for a fullscreen title, to warrant an upgrade.
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Originally posted by glasschicken
Didn't buy it, got it as a gift, but my Roger and Me is Full Screen. Opened it without knowing. Probably won't try and exchange it.
That is the only way it was released. It was shot with various aspect ratios, much of it is TV footage. Full screen is OAR for it.
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Casablanca, M, Great Dictator, Passion of Joan de Arc, Modern Times... and other films that are in full screen in their OAR. By the way, have some titles such as The Field and Happy Gilmore in FS.
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Originally posted by moviezzz
That is the only way it was released. It was shot with various aspect ratios, much of it is TV footage. Full screen is OAR for it.
You seriously made my day. I feel so much better now. Having it was like a cloud over me, but now that I know it's the only version....I'm so happy!

Gigantic, A Tale Of Two Johns. thats OAR is full screen as well. Got that one too.

Anyone know which Ernest movies aren't full screen?
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Non-OAR Full Screen? Only one:

It pained me to do it but I broke down and picked up one of my all time favorite films not yet available in WS, "The Sting".
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Originally posted by Iron_Giant
I did buy Willy Wonka in WS, looks great.
Opps, I wanted to say FS, it is hard for my fingers to type FS - so WS just slipped out.
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I would buy any film I wanted in full screen if that was the only version available. I am not going to cut off my nose to spite my face.
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Eventually I'll pick up Lost Highway, if I don't see a proper release. But I'm willing to wait a couple more years.
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