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Old 01-28-04, 11:28 PM
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Mgm Is Killing Me!!!

Please, PLEASE!!!!!

Stop MGM from these FULLSCREEN releases!!!

I have waited for so long for these:

Hot Dog only released full screen
Remo Williams only release full screen
A real Rocky box set no extras on 2-5 and 2 is NON anamorhpic.

And now

Clifford Fullscreen only!

MGM, WIDESCREEN, WE WANT WIDESCREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-29-04, 12:20 AM
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Clifford is getting a release? How does MGM choose what to release?

Anyway, your best bet is to complain by writing a handwritten letter. None of this net petition malarky.
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And we want Twins of Evil, dammit.
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Kill them back.

Don't buy them.
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Remo...

Get a multi-region, multi-format DVD, and start enjoying DVD from the world over. The Japanese R2 release of Remo is in 1.85:1 Anamorphic WS.
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yea but its a lot more expensive for the japanese disc.
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Not to mention the shipping.
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Old 01-29-04, 09:14 AM
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Re: Mgm Is Killing Me!!!

Originally posted by Rockybalboa
Please, PLEASE!!!!!

Stop MGM from these FULLSCREEN releases!!!

Hot Dog only released full screen
No shit. I'd buy this one if it was WS...and anamorphic.
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Old 01-29-04, 10:20 AM
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Check the archives of some of the DVD message boards. There is a story that went into this.

Many times, they are only releasing titles for other studios, who do not provide them with all the elements to make a widescreen transfer.
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Old 01-29-04, 11:02 AM
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the only reason I didn't buy Remo is because it was FS
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Old 01-29-04, 12:12 PM
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Go to their corporate headquaters and pee in their teapot!
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If you give me $50 and a plane ticket...I'll do it!
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Old 01-29-04, 12:58 PM
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Hot Dog only released full screen

Originally posted by acostigan
No shit. I'd buy this one if it was WS...and anamorphic.
Looking at this one specifically, you have to ask yourself what it is you're watching Hot Dog: The Movie for anyway? The full-screen version is going to be open-matte with more picture on top and bottom. In a movie like this, that usually means more flesh on display.

I'm for OAR as much as the next guy, but what's the point of watching Hot Dog: The Movie if boobs are going to be cropped out of the frame by the letterboxing? Is the photography that artistically composed that anyone really cares about OAR?
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Re: Hot Dog only released full screen

Originally posted by Josh Z
Looking at this one specifically, you have to ask yourself what it is you're watching Hot Dog: The Movie for anyway? The full-screen version is going to be open-matte with more picture on top and bottom. In a movie like this, that usually means more flesh on display.

I'm for OAR as much as the next guy, but what's the point of watching Hot Dog: The Movie if boobs are going to be cropped out of the frame by the letterboxing? Is the photography that artistically composed that anyone really cares about OAR?
So you are saying that this title is open matte??? How do you know for sure that you are not losing any picture from the sides???

Umm and yes I do care about OAR on my widescreen TV...
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did MGM put out THE FOG on DVD? just wondering if anyone knows if that is full screen or wide? thanks!
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THE FOG is from MGM and anamorphic widescreen
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Originally posted by asianxcore
did MGM put out THE FOG on DVD? just wondering if anyone knows if that is full screen or wide? thanks!
It has both, actually.
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Re: Re: Hot Dog only released full screen

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So you are saying that this title is open matte??? How do you know for sure that you are not losing any picture from the sides???

Umm and yes I do care about OAR on my widescreen TV...
as for REMO WILLIAMS, someone at another board did a comparision and the FS DVD was indeed open matte, and actually mentioned the matted widescreen dVD from Japan was matted "too tight" . so you are losing image, not gaining anything new.

I am not a rocket scientist, but I compared my old japanese widescreen LD of HOT DOG with the FS US DVD, and it appears so far the WS you are losing images, so the MGM US DVD is open matte, not losing any images at all.
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Re: Re: Hot Dog only released full screen

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So you are saying that this title is open matte??? How do you know for sure that you are not losing any picture from the sides???
I can't say for 100% certainty, but the vast majority of 1.85:1 movies photographed "flat" are shot without in-camera mattes, and don't require much if any cropping when transferring to full-frame 4:3 (except for shots where there's an obvious microphone or something).

Umm and yes I do care about OAR on my widescreen TV...
Again, as a rule I agree with you, but in a movie like Hot Dog, OAR was never much of a concern for the filmmakers in the first place. Basically the only thing the movie is good for is seeing boobs. You're likely to see more boobs when the mattes are lifted.
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Re: Re: Re: Hot Dog only released full screen

Originally posted by Josh Z
I can't say for 100% certainty, but the vast majority of 1.85:1 movies photographed "flat" are shot without in-camera mattes, and don't require much if any cropping when transferring to full-frame 4:3 (except for shots where there's an obvious microphone or something).



Again, as a rule I agree with you, but in a movie like Hot Dog, OAR was never much of a concern for the filmmakers in the first place. Basically the only thing the movie is good for is seeing boobs. You're likely to see more boobs when the mattes are lifted.
I just may have to break down and get this one now... I have a nice freature on my Malata N996 that will allow me to fill my screen... unless of course it cuts out some boobies!
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Actually, I was going to import the region 2 Japanese Remo, but I heard is was horrible!
Has anyone seen it? Has anyone seen the region 2 Over the Top?
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