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Old 04-27-08, 01:36 PM
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You can add Little Nikita to the list. It was originally a WS/FS flipper. Now it's WS only
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Old 05-27-08, 08:33 PM
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As you know, Columbia has been re-releasing some titles from WS/FS flipper to WS only.

Example: On the back of So I Married an Axe Murderer 's WS/FS flipper, it says that it's released in its original theatrical aspect ratio 1.85:1. On the back of the new WS only, it says 1.85:1 widescreen. The Glass House and others say the same thing.

Does anyone know if it's the OAR as the flipper's WS? I've seen this on a few dvds. Other new titles that was released widescreen only say 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen.
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Old 06-05-08, 05:14 PM
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The Glass House is really 2.35, the cover is wrong.
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Old 06-18-08, 08:16 PM
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Just found LOOK WHO'S TALKING TOO in the WS/FS flipper at Toys R Us for $5.99. Sony changed it to fullscreen only,.
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Old 06-18-08, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by darkhawk
Just found LOOK WHO'S TALKING TOO in the WS/FS flipper at Toys R Us for $5.99. Sony changed it to fullscreen only,.
Yep found that too, but forgot to post it here.
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Old 06-22-08, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
Here's a note they sent to retailers, essentially saying "Fuck You" to their customers:

April 8, 2005
Dear Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Customer:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is currently in the process of reworking the Aspect Ratios on select DVDs.

Screamers - DVD 11869 Full Screen
Can anyone cofirm that the original release of Screamers does in fact list the correct aspect ratios (as this title was originally released Full Frame/Widescreen) on the packaging itself!!

I just picked this title up over at DVDPlanet and the information listed on the packaging is Full Frame only and I want to make sure it's not a mistake (this thread clearly establishes that it probably isn't). DVDPlanet still describes the title as having both FF and WS.

Thanks all!

... and thank you, Sony!!! #%@&!
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Old 06-22-08, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by visitor Q
Can anyone cofirm that the original release of Screamers does in fact list the correct aspect ratios (as this title was originally released Full Frame/Widescreen) on the packaging itself!!

I just picked this title up over at DVDPlanet and the information listed on the packaging is Full Frame only and I want to make sure it's not a mistake (this thread clearly establishes that it probably isn't). DVDPlanet still describes the title as having both FF and WS.

Thanks all!

... and thank you, Sony!!! #%@&!
Well, Full-Frame Only packaging would never have existed during the time they were producing FS/WS flippers. Obviously if it has packaging that reflects any sort of change to the disc contents after they've announced they've printed discs with new contents, then it will be accurate.
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Old 06-22-08, 03:14 PM
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There were a couple of cases where Sony didn't update the case art and it still said that both A/R's were only on the disc, when only 1 of them now was. There have been no reported cases of the disc art saying 1 A/R and the disc contains both.

visitor Q, you are SOOL. Maybe DVDPlanet will take the disc back as what they sent disagrees with their product description.
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Old 06-22-08, 05:31 PM
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Yeah, I kind of figured, Peep. Returning the disc won't be a problem (sealed) but I was hoping to avoid. Oh well, guess I'll have to pay an astronomical shipping fee to import a correct release ...
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Old 06-28-08, 07:43 PM
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SOLO starring Mario Van Peebles was WS/FS flipper. Does anyone know if it's now WS or FS only?
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Old 07-08-08, 06:36 PM
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I also got the full screen version of Screamers. I guess I'll think about sending it back. Thankfully I stopped opening it as I saw on the back "full screen version".

*Edit* F-it, I'll just keep it. It was like $4, I'll just keep it, not worth the trouble. If this is the only way I can get the film for now, I'll just keep it.

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Old 07-08-08, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by alfonsosoriano
I also got the full screen version of Screamers. I guess I'll think about sending it back. Thankfully I stopped opening it as I saw on the back "full screen version".

*Edit* F-it, I'll just keep it. It was like $4, I'll just keep it, not worth the trouble. If this is the only way I can get the film for now, I'll just keep it.
Don't open it. If you do find one that's WS/FS flipper, buy it, then return the FS only version since it'll have the same UPC
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Old 07-08-08, 08:44 PM
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Can you still find the flipper version B&M at Walmart/Best Buy/etc?
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Old 07-09-08, 08:35 PM
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I doubt Walmart would have it. Your best bet is to find it at Best Buy or Circuit City.
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Old 07-09-08, 08:57 PM
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Yeah wasn't sure if it was something found in Walmart bargain bins or not, I don't go there often. Thank you!
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Old 01-18-09, 05:00 PM
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Re: Columbia Fullscreen DVD Re-issues

At BJ's Wholesale I just found 4 copies of CHANCES ARE WS/FS flipper.

I'm not a member of there club, but for this I paid the 15% surcharge. It's only $4.99. With surcharge, it's $5.65.

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Old 01-18-09, 10:08 PM
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Re: Columbia Fullscreen DVD Re-issues

As I mentioned before, Half Price Books seems to be a magnet for the Sony reissues.
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Old 01-19-09, 08:27 AM
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Thanks for the advice, but being I'm in Florida and the closest Half Price Book Store is in Texas, this was a good deal at BJ's.
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Old 01-20-09, 09:50 AM
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Re: Columbia Fullscreen DVD Re-issues

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At BJ's Wholesale I just found 4 copies of CHANCES ARE WS/FS flipper.

I'm not a member of there club, but for this I paid the 15% surcharge. It's only $4.99. With surcharge, it's $5.65.
Be careful. I've read other people's experiences in getting a case that said "WS/FS" but the disc itself was FS-only.
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Old 01-20-09, 02:14 PM
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Be careful. I've read other people's experiences in getting a case that said "WS/FS" but the disc itself was FS-only.
I know, I'm the one that reported it. So far the only 2 to watch out for is Mixed Nuts and Buddy.

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Old 04-30-09, 06:57 PM
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Re: Columbia Fullscreen DVD Re-issues

PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED was re-released FS only, But, at Bealls Outlet they just put out a whole bunch of it WS/FS flippers. I saw about 6 of them at 3 stores each for $8.99 each.
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Old 04-30-09, 09:40 PM
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I know, I'm the one that reported it. So far the only 2 to watch out for is Mixed Nuts and Buddy.
Yeah, I've bought Mixed Nuts and gotten the wrong one twice now.
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Old 05-04-09, 04:32 PM
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Yeah, I've bought Mixed Nuts and gotten the wrong one twice now.
I got burned twice with Mixed Nuts from Big Lots and Buddy twice from Walmart. I bought Peggy Sue when it first got released years ago in the WS/FS flipper. My wife's parents likes widescreens only (whew) and never bought it. We bought one Peggy Sue for them and it is the WS/FS flipper.
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Old 05-04-09, 06:34 PM
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I've bought 6 separate copies of Mixed Nuts, all of which were FS-only despite being labeled as WS/FS flippers. I have given up on it completely.

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Old 05-08-09, 11:50 AM
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Has Naked in New York and Wholly Moses only been available on dvd in FS? WM says on imdb.com that the correct OAR is 2:35.1. They don't list any for NINY. I've never seen these released in WS or WS/FS flipper.
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