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It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie - no widescreen?

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie - no widescreen?

 
Old 06-20-04, 09:55 PM
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It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie - no widescreen?

why does henson keep doing this? or is it disney? whoever owns the muppets now...no widescreen again?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...v=glance&s=dvd


are they this oblivious to the greatness of widescreen? they already messed up a couple past muppet movies (i think the other christmas one and the treasure island one). why cant they put them in widescreen? how much extra work is that? they are going to lose tons of sales because of this.

i just dont get why they can sit there and finally decide "ok, lets make the dvd but nah, forget about making widescreen available"

its like opening an ice cream store and saying "ok we will sell vanilla because some people like vanilla and therefore we have no reason to sell chocolate"

wtf?
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Old 06-20-04, 10:51 PM
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Was this the TV movie? Did it even exist in widescreen?
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Old 06-20-04, 11:02 PM
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This was a made-for TV movie, premiering on NBC in late 2002.

It wasn't filmed for widescreen use so is therefore in "original aspect ratio"


BTW, great movie that adults (like me) will catch more jokes than kids
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i read that they released it widescreen in regions 2 and 4. whats up with that?!
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According to IMDb, the aspect ratio is 1.78:1

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hmmm....hopefully thats true.
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Old 06-21-04, 10:21 AM
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I was hoping it was X-mas one(i think) where there's that icy patch at the door. Was that even a movie. What's it called? That's the one i remember...damn i haven't seen that in years.
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Old 06-21-04, 05:14 PM
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Yep, it was a TV movie and fullscreen on TV and DVD. Interestingly, it doesn't seem to be open matte. There's a clip of the film in widescreen on one of the bonus features of the disc, and you do get more side image. So....it was framed for widescreen somewhere out there.....
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Old 06-21-04, 05:18 PM
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Originally posted by Gcomeau
I was hoping it was X-mas one(i think) where there's that icy patch at the door. Was that even a movie. What's it called? That's the one i remember...damn i haven't seen that in years.
You aren't thinking of "The Muppet Chrismas Carol" are ye?
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Old 06-21-04, 05:33 PM
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It wasn't filmed for widescreen use so is therefore in "original aspect ratio"
Yes it was. NBC showed this in high-def a number of times.
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Old 06-21-04, 05:37 PM
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I think this is the one with the Moulin Rouge parody and Kermit has a "It's a Wonderful Life" type of thing going on.
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with the cast of Scrubs!!!
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Originally posted by Gcomeau
I was hoping it was X-mas one(i think) where there's that icy patch at the door. Was that even a movie. What's it called? That's the one i remember...damn i haven't seen that in years.
That's "A Muppet Family Christmas" also starring the casts of Seseme Street and Fraggle Rock. The DVD release is missing a song from the original, due to a rights issue.
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Old 06-21-04, 09:56 PM
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Actually, MUPPET FAMILY CHRISTMAS is missing 5 musical numbers (apparently, music rights were getting expensive so they dropped a number of songs). The R2 UK release restores all of the cut songs and adds another great Henson Christmas special, THE CHRISTMAS TOY. It's defintely the way to go if you're a Muppet fan. Also, the UK IAVMMC is indeed widescreen anamorphic.
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