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Old 02-15-03, 11:44 PM
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Anchor Bay's Aguirre: Wrath of God...defective?

I'm a little behind on Anchor Bay's Werner Herzog collection and have not purchased Aguirre yet. However, I recently read something that said that the disc has a manufacturing error (layers separating [aka "DVD rot"]).

Has the problem been corrected?

Also, while I'm on the topic of this movie, I noticed when the DVD came out that the aspect ratio is full-frame. Why was this done? Is this Herzog's preferred ratio?
Old 02-16-03, 12:16 AM
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I haven't had any problems with mine.
Old 02-16-03, 01:14 AM
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Re: Anchor Bay's Aguirre: Wrath of God...defective?

Originally posted by boutitboutit
Also, while I'm on the topic of this movie, I noticed when the DVD came out that the aspect ratio is full-frame. Why was this done? Is this Herzog's preferred ratio?
I contacted an Anchor Bay rep about this when the disc first came out, and he insisted that the movie was composed for 1.37:1. Given that Herzog provided a commentary track for the disc, I'd assume that's some sort of tacit approval.
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For what it's worth, from the review of Aguirre at dvdverdict:

Editor's Note: It's come to my attention that Scott's comments below are inaccurate. Reader Tim Sniffin informed me that the film was indeed released with a 1.33:1 aspect ratio. I confirmed this information at Werner Herzog's official website, which is the only director's site I've seen that lists the technical details for their films. After receiving still another email from a reader who claimed to have seen it in widescreen theatrically, I wrote to Werner Herzog Film, who said in no uncertain terms that it was shot and released with a 1.33:1 aspect ratio. There you have it people—the DVD does have the original aspect ratio. I've retained Scott's comments, but be aware that, even though they are well conceived arguments, they are factually incorrect.
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No problems with my copy and I got it about six months ago.

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