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Star 80 (1983) Open Matte on DVD?

Old 04-30-10, 11:05 PM
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Star 80 (1983) Open Matte on DVD?

I just picked up Star 80 in the bargin bin. It is the old version from 1998 and is 1.33:1 full screen.

Just wondering if anyone knows whether it is open matte or pan-and-scan?

Many shots look rather tight for it to be open matte but maybe the original 1.85:1 composition had even tighter close-up shots of the actors?
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Old 05-01-10, 07:33 AM
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Re: Star 80 (1983) Open Matte on DVD?

Originally Posted by orangerunner View Post
I just picked up Star 80 in the bargin bin. It is the old version from 1998 and is 1.33:1 full screen.

Just wondering if anyone knows whether it is open matte or pan-and-scan?

Many shots look rather tight for it to be open matte but maybe the original 1.85:1 composition had even tighter close-up shots of the actors?
I have a 1.85:1 version from Australia but I no longer have the old American one to compare it to so I can't be sure. But it does have a lot of tight shots, which seems to be the style of the film, so my guess is that it is open matte.

Very underrated film, IMO.
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Old 05-01-10, 07:03 PM
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Re: Star 80 (1983) Open Matte on DVD?

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Very underrated film, IMO.
I completely agree! I too have the FS version and always wondered the same thing Repen matte. One of Eric Roberts best roles IMO!
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Old 05-01-10, 08:39 PM
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Re: Star 80 (1983) Open Matte on DVD?

I just ordered this earlier this week after watching the excellent documentary "Not Quite Hollywood" - I was unaware it was a full screen version.
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Old 05-01-10, 09:03 PM
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Re: Star 80 (1983) Open Matte on DVD?

Well I have this film on VHS and it's full-screen I am sure it's always been that way here in USA I would love to see this film in wide-screen!
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Old 05-01-10, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by cranberries fan View Post
Well I have this film on VHS and it's full-screen I am sure it's always been that way here in USA I would love to see this film in wide-screen!
As I said, I got it in 1.85:1 from Australia. But checking Australian sites it does not seem to be available there any more.

But knowing New Zealand often has versions like Australia I checked:

http://www.dvdvideoplanet.com/produc...oducts_id=4873

and found it in widescreen there.

If you have a region free player, go for it.
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