Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > DVD Talk
Reload this Page >

My prayers have been answered "The Thing" in Anamorphic

DVD Talk Talk about DVDs and Movies on DVD including Covers and Cases

My prayers have been answered "The Thing" in Anamorphic

Old 07-11-04, 11:05 AM
  #51  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 2,463
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I still don't completely understand the difference between anamorphic and non-anamorphic.
Anamorphic gives you 33% more resolution if you have the proper monitor.
Old 07-11-04, 06:23 PM
  #52  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Josh Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Boston
Posts: 11,172
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Originally posted by Snowmaker
I still don't completely understand the difference between anamorphic and non-anamorphic.
Explanation of Anamorphic Enhancement
Old 07-11-04, 08:34 PM
  #53  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 5,071
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I
Old 07-11-04, 08:42 PM
  #54  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Josh-da-man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Bible Belt
Posts: 31,674
Received 19 Likes on 15 Posts
Originally posted by Snowmaker
I still don't completely understand the difference between anamorphic and non-anamorphic.

Of course, I only have a regular 36" TV.
In a nutshell, it means that the image has more vertical information for improved resolution on widescreen TVs. If you're viewing on a standard 4:3 set, then if the player is adjusted properly, you won't see any difference, but on a widescreen television, the image would be sharper. If your player isn't set properly, the image would appear vertically stretched and people on the screen would appear elongated and too thin.
Old 07-20-04, 11:50 AM
  #55  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Location, Location
Posts: 510
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The great dvdanswers.com has menu shots up now. Looks like this confirms the only changes are the new cover art (ugh) and the transfer. Those menus are the same as the original release.

http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?...4146&n=1&burl=
Old 07-20-04, 12:05 PM
  #56  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,391
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Love this movie, but as I don't have a 16:9 TV, I don't need this new DVD.
If there are any other improvements, however, I might get it.
Besides, I like the new cover art
Old 07-27-04, 10:07 AM
  #57  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 5,071
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I finally saw the recut TV version last night on TNT. It had the voice overs for each character giving background info. It was very intresting to see. While I prefer the original version, it would have been nice to have that extra character info in text form or something. Anyone else seen this TV version?
Old 07-27-04, 02:35 PM
  #58  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 4,521
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
My god, that new art is horrendous. Well, life's too short to get worked up over stuff like this. I just wished these studio hacks had at least some taste.
Old 07-27-04, 03:02 PM
  #59  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Johnny Zhivago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Korova Milkbar
Posts: 5,435
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Not a huge fan of the new artwork... Really wish I would have hung on to the old edition now, for the cover art and the insert. I may have to pick up a used copy for cheap at some point and swap em' out.
Old 08-26-04, 02:19 PM
  #60  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,739
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Whats the chance the artwork we see is a slipcover, and that inside is maybe something like what the current release has? The 3D pic of the cover doesnt look like a keepcase, more like a slipcover or digipak.
Old 08-26-04, 02:59 PM
  #61  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Johnny Zhivago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Korova Milkbar
Posts: 5,435
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Can't think of any Universal releases that have a slipcover...

Anyone?
Old 08-26-04, 04:21 PM
  #62  
DVD Talk Legend
 
matome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: NY
Posts: 12,304
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The new Duel disc has a slipcover as did The Rundown, if I remember correctly.
Old 08-26-04, 04:23 PM
  #63  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 5,071
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Universals DVD site still says: Digipak with Slip Sleeve

So it must be coming that way...
Old 08-26-04, 08:18 PM
  #64  
DVD Talk Hero
 
TomOpus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 33,893
Received 15 Likes on 13 Posts
Cool... back on page 2 when the artwork was posted I mentioned it looked like a slipcover.

Now that I'll have a widescreen TV soon, having movies anamorphically (is that a word?) will definately become an issue. to this release.
Old 08-26-04, 10:55 PM
  #65  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 5,071
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have watched the current disc at least 50 times since getting it back in 98-99, whenever it came out. It has been driving me crazy that I cant watch one of my fav horror movies in 16x9. I cant wait to get the new disc and see it in all its enhanced for widescreen glory! Thankfully I still have the old disc just in case I want to keep the cover and insert.
Old 08-27-04, 12:35 AM
  #66  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 1,277
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by Rammsteinfan
Thankfully I still have the old disc just in case I want to keep the cover and insert.
And the "easter egg" isolated score. It's highly unlikely that it will be reproduced on the new DVD.

Isolated scores have slowly been disappearing as a bonus feature on DVDs over the past few years. On top of that, no special-edition re-release of a DVD that previously had an isolated score has ever repeated that feature. That includes other titles from Universal, such as The Mummy and Field of Dreams, which dropped their isolated scores when they were re-released in revamped special editions.

Originally posted by matome
The new Duel disc has a slipcover as did The Rundown, if I remember correctly.
And the Pitch Black re-release, among others.
Old 08-27-04, 12:37 AM
  #67  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 5,071
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Oh damn, your right... that may be a reason to hold onto it just for kicks. I would have forgotten about it and its on of my fav dvd's. hehe, how silly do I feel?
Old 08-27-04, 08:13 AM
  #68  
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: R2
Posts: 238
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by HyPyke
You must not have a widescreen set. For people on 4:3 sets, even those with an "anamorphic mode", The difference may be negligable, but I can assure you if you do ever upgrade to a 16x9 set you will want the new version.
No, I have 16:9 but the PQ is great for such an old film (for a non anamorphic disc) - sometimes the enhancement doesn't do a hell of a lot (ie armagedon)

Originally posted by rasalas
And the "easter egg" isolated score. It's highly unlikely that it will be reproduced on the new DVD.

Isolated scores have slowly been disappearing as a bonus feature on DVDs over the past few years.
But this score is on the extras only - never heard of that on any other film.

Personally I reckon this'll pan out to be yet another non anamorphic re-release, Universal won't cover the costs of a new transfer. It would only only appeal to me if it also came with dts and dropped the extras for max PQ.
Old 08-27-04, 08:50 AM
  #69  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 1,277
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by aam1
But this score is on the extras only - never heard of that on any other film.
The isolated scores on the original DVDs for Apollo 13, Field of Dreams, Fried Green Tomatoes, Patch Adams and The Mummy don't play during the movie either. They all are options among the various menu screens and extras. And--no coincidence, surely--all of these DVDs are from Universal.

Personally I reckon this'll pan out to be yet another non anamorphic re-release, Universal won't cover the costs of a new transfer.
Sure, it will. Virtually all of the non-anamorphic Image discs, even low-profile titles, have been given new anamorphic transfers for their Universal re-releases. The new transfer for The Thing is one of the few expenses of this new disc--aside from obvious manufacturing costs--since there are no new supplements.

Last edited by rasalas; 08-27-04 at 08:55 AM.
Old 09-30-04, 04:12 AM
  #70  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 38,429
Likes: 0
Received 11 Likes on 11 Posts
Is the definite release 10/26? because I saw one reputable site as 10/5. Thanks for answer.
Old 09-30-04, 10:35 AM
  #71  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Docking Bay 94
Posts: 14,259
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
... and Columbia House doesn't seem to be listing it at all (they still have the old release only). Strange.
Old 09-30-04, 10:48 AM
  #72  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 5,071
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
http://homevideo.universalstudios.co...p?titleId=1452

Still says 10.26.04
Old 09-30-04, 11:23 AM
  #73  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Twin Cities, US of A
Posts: 13,038
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Originally posted by bboisvert
... and Columbia House doesn't seem to be listing it at all (they still have the old release only). Strange.
This thread addresses that comment to some extent:

Has CH Stopped Universal Pre-Orders?
Old 09-30-04, 12:20 PM
  #74  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 38,429
Likes: 0
Received 11 Likes on 11 Posts
So is the only difference the anamorphic picture? all the other extras: the commentaries by John and Kurt, the featurette, the outtakes all seem to be on the old one as well. can anyone confirm?
Old 09-30-04, 12:28 PM
  #75  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: North Cacalaca
Posts: 8,462
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The Thing was on Voom in HD this weekend.
Damn, it looked good!
Can't wait to upgrade my disc!

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.