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Old 09-27-04, 08:37 PM
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MARTIN (George Romero)---new Lions Gate Release

Though it doesn't look like it will have anything that different than the Anchor Bay release, I thought I'd post it for interested parties.

-November 9th, 2004-
Lions Gate will release George Romero's Martin. Full screen transfer, audio commentary with George Romero, John Amplas and Tom Savini, photo gallery and TV spots.
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Not alot of people isn't going to buy it because it's full screen.
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1:33.1 is the films OAR right?
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yes I believe the OAR is somewhere around 1:37:1.
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Originally posted by DVDFreaker
Not alot of people isn't going to buy it because it's full screen.
So you're saying a lot of people are going to buy it?
Old 09-27-04, 09:10 PM
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Originally posted by majorjoe23
So you're saying a lot of people are going to buy it?
Hey, no need to simplify. A lot of people are not going to not buy this...not anyway that won't not not happen, you know.

Anyway, god bless. I'm a Romero fan and this is the one film I haven't seen. And I've heard lots of good things about it. That's true right it's good?
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Hopefully a better studio like Blue Underground can put out a defiente version, in anamorphic widescreen, pan and scam, will pass.
Old 09-27-04, 09:21 PM
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Originally posted by prince_of_saturn
Hopefully a better studio like Blue Underground can put out a defiente version, in anamorphic widescreen, pan and scam, will pass.
Again, this isn't pan n scan. This is full frame, because the OAR was 1.37:1.

So yeah, the only way to get anamorphic widescreen on this movie is to...well...matte the movie. Which is exactly what we don't want.
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As jaeufraser says... Full-frame is the original aspect, folks. A better studio may put this out some day... but if they are *actually* a better studio, they'll still follow the director's wishes and release it 1.33:1.
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Yes, the important thing is OAR. Every release isn't necessarily supposed to be widescreen, and this film is one example. This disc certainly won't be "pan and scam" as you put it.
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Nice!.... I won't not get it

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I'll probably pick this up
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Nice. I was never able to find the Anchor Bay disc, I'd love to have this in my collection.

It's a pretty straight movie, nowhere near as operatic or comic bookish as Dawn of the Dead or Creepshow. This is definetely my third favortie Romero movie.
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This movie gets overlooked by too many people - it's a little gem that hopefully will reach a wider audience. (But not in a wider screen! )
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I didn't realize you couldn't get it any more, so this is good news. I have the first one and I've introduced a few people to it and it's always a hit. Pretty gruesome too. Those razor blade scenes always get me...
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Uncut?

I could be mistaken, but I think Romero said there are a few different versions of the movie floating around. The VHS copy I saw years ago always appeared to end a bit abruptly.
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THe cover is certainly much better on this new release than the anchor bay one!

I've had the original dvd for ages, but haven't watched it yet (on dvd - i've seen the movie over the years several times). I guess i missed out on selling another out of print movie that I didn't even know was out of print.

I got into this movie after Soft Cell released the song 'Martin' inspired by the movie. Awesome song!

'Martin is a boy with problems. Martin has a family history! (kill, kill kill kill)"
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Originally posted by bboisvert
As jaeufraser says... Full-frame is the original aspect, folks. A better studio may put this out some day... but if they are *actually* a better studio, they'll still follow the director's wishes and release it 1.33:1.
but I remember this getting a Theatrical booking during the late 70's. So wouldn't the OAR be 1:66?
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Matted?
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Nice cover art. I'll probably pick this up as well.
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I doubt I'll be upgrading. my oop disc is good enough.
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Romero prefers it shown open matte 1.33. He never liked it shown in matted widescreen, though most theaters screened it at 1.85. He actually talks about this issue in the (excellent) commentary.
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That's not an unsweet cover!
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Originally posted by prince_of_saturn
but I remember this getting a Theatrical booking during the late 70's. So wouldn't the OAR be 1:66?
Well, think of it like Kubrick. His films weren't necessarily shown open matte in the theaters, but the director has made it very clear that that is his prefered aspect ratio.

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