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Old 12-20-04, 03:28 PM
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Fullscreen ALERT: Iceman (1984)...

Darn! "Universal is releasing Iceman (1984 -- Timothy Hutton and John Lone) on DVD on December 28. And (according to Amazon and www.dvdpricesearch), it will be 4:3."*

This movie, a true favorite of mine, was filmed in Panavision. What a shame.

NO OAR = NO SALE!

BTW, if *we* are trying to sell widescreen TVs, why are *we* pushing Fullscreen DVDs?


*Quote is from HTF.
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Old 12-20-04, 04:03 PM
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Yep, I was excited when this was announced, along with Tank and a few others, as part of Universal's December selection, back in October.....

The fullscreen for Iceman is REALLY a letdown, since OAR was 2.35 : 1

more details here: http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?c=5123

It's overused here seems to me, but I totally agree..... NO OAR, NO SALE!!!

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Old 12-21-04, 12:34 PM
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Wow! 71 views and 1 reply - I hope no one from the studios looks at the Fullscreen complaint posts and draws some unfortunate conclusions.

Folks, are we getting a bit apathetic or what? This may not be your favorite film, but "My cousin is a DVD thief" should *not* be more interesting than studios releasing substandard product. Gosh the DVD community sure has changed (grown).
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Old 12-21-04, 12:36 PM
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The studios pulled another Forbin debacle.
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Old 12-21-04, 12:38 PM
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Duality I agree with you....this dvd is not top priority for me but let me say, (and i know the vast majority here would agree) OAR is the most important feature on a dvd. Without that to start, no dts or behind the scenes doc is going to make me buy a release. It's shameful.

dvd means OAR-then the world would be a better place
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Old 12-21-04, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Duality
Wow! 71 views and 1 reply - I hope no one from the studios looks at the Fullscreen complaint posts and draws some unfortunate conclusions.

Folks, are we getting a bit apathetic or what?
I think the real problem is that this is old news, and has already been complained about quite a bit in other threads. But yeah, it pisses me off too.
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Old 12-21-04, 03:50 PM
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D'oh!
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Old 12-21-04, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Duality
Wow! 71 views and 1 reply - I hope no one from the studios looks at the Fullscreen complaint posts and draws some unfortunate conclusions.

Folks, are we getting a bit apathetic or what? This may not be your favorite film, but "My cousin is a DVD thief" should *not* be more interesting than studios releasing substandard product. Gosh the DVD community sure has changed (grown).
We've already complained about this tons in a couple of threads when the DVd was announced. This isn't apathy... you're just late with the news.
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Well, I would feel guilty now for reading and agreeing, but not posting but I have nothing new to add so I'll just quote Cameron, whose opinion most closely matches my own. And let me also repeat this: NO OAR = NO SALE



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Duality I agree with you....this dvd is not top priority for me but let me say, (and i know the vast majority here would agree) OAR is the most important feature on a dvd. Without that to start, no dts or behind the scenes doc is going to make me buy a release. It's shameful.

dvd means OAR-then the world would be a better place
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Oooo. Tank. Thanks for the heads up. A great Saturday afternoon movie.
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Old 12-22-04, 02:57 AM
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This news is so old that the original thread on the subject would have to be thawed out before it could be read.
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Old 12-22-04, 08:49 AM
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Studios, LISTEN UP:

No OAR=No Sale!
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