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Lord of War ----> Jan 17th 2006 & may have 1.78:1 aspect ratio (merged)

Old 11-08-05, 09:47 PM
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Lord of War ----> Jan 17th 2006

According to davisdvd.com, Lion's Gate is releasing Lord of War, starring Nicolas Cage, and is coming on January 17th 2006, in a single and two disc edition. Here is the link:

http://www.davisdvd.com/news/news.html

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Might pick this up for fun... it fell out of the theatres QUICK.
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Thanks for the news! I liked the movie so look forward to picking this one up.
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I liked the movie a lot... it was about 25 minutes too long, but other than that, it was very well done...too bad Nicchol didn't have a better editor to push to trim some of it, then it could have been GREAT... nevertheless, I'm going to pick up the 2 discer most likely.

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Yet another movie on my list that I skipped at the theatres so I could definitely pick up at home. I got even more excited after Ebert & Roeper raved about the film.
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Yep, I'll check this one out as well.
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Missed it in the theaters. Looking forward to the DVD.
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thanks for the heads up.
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My favorite movie of the year. Definite 2 disc buy for me.
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Out so soon? Well I really enjoyed this movie in theaters so thats even better for me. Ill be getting the 2 disker
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Artwork for the 2 disc SE on the following link:
http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=1&c=8136
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Will probably get it, since I missed this in theaters. But the 2-disc set's artwork is really disappointing.
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worst.artwork.ever!

i hope they changed it to the poster artwork.
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glad to see a (relative) box office disappointment still getting good treatment on DVD.
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bad news, looks like Lions Gate cropped the 2.35:1 image down to 1.78:1 for the DVD release.
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Originally Posted by sureAV421
bad news, looks like Lions Gate cropped the 2.35:1 image down to 1.78:1 for the DVD release.
Not to doubt you or anything, but do you have a link? Or some sort of proof? That would surely suck, but I am sure it will be in its OAR in some other region.
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This is untrue. The disc is in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen. I just watched it last night.
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Patrick,

Can you tell me what kind of soundtracks are on the disc ??
Could not find it anywhere
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I was really looking forward to this movie, but was left underwhelmed by it, although it was a good movie (not great though). I agree that it was too long, but I would definitely recommend it for a rental.
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Lord of War DVD has a 1.78:1 aspect ratio?

Sorry if this has been covered in another thread before but I did a search and din't turn up a single thread relating to this DVD.

I just picked up Lord Of War at my local Wal-Mart and was surprised to find that it has an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 (even though the deleted scenes still appear in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio as I remember viewing the film). What gives?
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Might have been the director's decision, like what happened with The Recruit. Personally if that's what they want I don't mind, I'd rather they open up the frame than crop it even further, like the Top Gun SE.
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Inded, Barnes & Noble reports that the film is in "Alternate Widescreen", of 1.78:1. I cannot find information on whether or not the 2-disc special edition suffers the same malady.

For God's sake, "alternate" widescreen?
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Hmmm...interesting...

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http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=444535

told ya.
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I compared a few shots on disc one to a couple of extended scenes on disc two that feature the same shots and the film is slightly cropped and slightly oppen matte at the same time. Kind of like when a 2.39:1 film shot in Super35 is modified to an aspect ratio of 1.33:1. Except in this case the finished ratio is 1.78:1. Had this been oppen matte like say Once Upon A Time In Mexico I wouldn't mind but this is basically full screen for the 16:9 set.

Oh and my copy is of the two disc set.

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