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Old 05-14-04, 05:31 PM
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Buffy S6 Warning - OMWF is NOT anamorphic!

From a thread on HTF: Someone who has gotten an early copy of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer season six set has said that the episode "Once More With Feeling," while presented in its proper widescreen ratio, IS NOT 16:9 enhanced.
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Re: Buffy S6 Warning - OMWF is NOT anamorphic!

Originally posted by Josh-da-man
From a thread on HTF: Someone who has gotten an early copy of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer season six set has said that the episode "Once More With Feeling," while presented in its proper widescreen ratio, IS NOT 16:9 enhanced.
Does surprise me in a way. Was it filmed in WS or just matted?
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Re: Re: Buffy S6 Warning - OMWF is NOT anamorphic!

Originally posted by DVD Josh
Was it filmed in WS or just matted?
Like the majority of Buffy's run, it was filmed in widescreen, though it's the only episode of the series intended to be seen that way.
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Well, that just doesn't make any damn sense...
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I think they do that so you can watch all of the episodes of the disc without having to adjust your display when that one starts and then change it back afterwards.
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I can't get too worked up about this. Buffy is not Lawrence Of Arabia. Season 2 was IMHO the best season and it was filmed in 16mm. The greatness that is Buffy is in the writing and acting, not the video quality.
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HOLY CRAP! CALL THE PRESS!!!
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that's bullshit... oh well, still buying it anyhow,

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is it in 1:77;1 or is it as broadcast at more like 2:00;1 aspect ratio?
and i've been saying all along, so there is no problem, just put once more with feeling as a seperate disc all together
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Originally posted by Drexl
I think they do that so you can watch all of the episodes of the disc without having to adjust your display when that one starts and then change it back afterwards.
I don't know about your set-up, but mine will work fine either way without me changing anything. Except for non-anamorphic materials. Either I have to watch it super squeezed of change the screen alignment.
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At the price I buy it for, I'm not complaining.
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At the price I buy it for, I'm not complaining.
I Agree for $40 you get over 16 hours of the best writting/directing/acting that hollywood can offer... Not to mention almost 6 hours of special features....
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Originally posted by critterdvd
I Agree for $40 you get over 16 hours of the best writting/directing/acting that hollywood can offer... Not to mention almost 6 hours of special features....
actually, isn't season 6 consitered the worst of all of the seasons?
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Originally posted by Rypro 525
actually, isn't season 6 consitered the worst of all of the seasons?
I once thought so... then I saw season 7.
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Originally posted by Rypro 525
actually, isn't season 6 consitered the worst of all of the seasons?
Most people I know who've watched think so. Although, even the worst of BtVS is much better than most the other stuff on tv. For me, nothing is worse than the "Riley" years. I can't begin to count the # of times I had to turn the channel when that fool was on.

I've never understood why BtVS is shot in widescreen but shown in foolscreen. And the way Joss talks about DVD, I'm surprised/disappointed that OMWF isn't anamorphic.
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Originally posted by Amel
I've never understood why BtVS is shot in widescreen but shown in foolscreen.
Joss has always said that Buffy was composed for 4:3, and that's the "right" aspect ratio. If that's the right one, why would you want the widescreen one?

I remember seeing a screenshot comparison between the 4:3 version of a scene from "The Body", and a widescreen version of that same shot from the European DVDs as an example of that. The widescreen version had more information on each side, but the composition was much better in the 4:3 one.
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There are the R2 (which I have) and R4 sets of S4-7 in widescreen anamorphic but I don't want to start that argument again.
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I have the Region 2 British version of Once More, With Feeling (Single Disc) and its anamorphic. Great picture too. I don't know why Fox wouldn't release the same here.
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Yeah, I got a DVD quality copy, so what are you going to do.
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Really stupid question here.

What is anamorphic? Heard a lot of talk about it, have no idea what it is.

Go easy on me

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Originally posted by TabascoKid
What is anamorphic?
http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/anamorphic/
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Who cares. As long as it is in widescreen.
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Originally posted by Rypro 525
actually, isn't season 6 consitered the worst of all of the seasons?
Only if you have no taste . . .

There are those of us who recognize Season 6 as the best season of the whole show.
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I just got my copy in the mail today and can confirm that it's not 16x9-enhanced.

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that picture doesn't look too bad actually. (and as it looks like, it was indeed shown at 2:00;1 and not 1:77 probably so there'd be no overscan.
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