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Old 12-03-18, 02:17 AM   #1
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Current "Home Alone 3" DVD 16x9?

Searched for the answer to this and couldn't find it- Target has the in-name-only sequel "Home Alone 3" on DVD for 5 bucks and with a newer cover than the original release (one of Fox's first DVD titles, and at the low low price of $34.95). The way they print the specs on the back cover makes it impossible to tell if it's 16x9 "enhanced" (anamorphic) or not, the original DVD was letterboxed in a 4x3 frame which results in either a small picture in the middle of your widescreen TV or having to zoom it which further magnifies the crappy resolution. I don't know if it's ever been redone, but many of Fox's other early titles were.

I'm tempted to get it just for completeness sake since it seems there won't be a Blu-Ray, but only if it's 16x9. Does anyone know?
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Old 12-03-18, 03:00 PM   #2
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Re: Current "Home Alone 3" DVD 16x9?

I have always found the specs on some 20th Century Fox DVDs rather frustrating.

For instance I have "Working Girl" which states "Widescreen Format (Aspect ratio 1.85:1)" which could mean 4X3 letterboxed but it is actually 16:9 anamorphic. Other titles use the word "anamorphic" which is more clear.

Other fox titles which are 4:3 letterboxed must have a "flag" embedded in them to automatically zoom when played on my SONY Blu-ray thus giving the impression it is a legitimate 16:9 anamorphic presentation when it is not. "The Abyss" works this way on my SONY player.
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Re: Current "Home Alone 3" DVD 16x9?

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Old 12-06-18, 03:58 AM   #4
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Re: Current "Home Alone 3" DVD 16x9?

Nice threadcrap. I guess nobody knows. My old Sony Blu-Ray player which I gave to my crazy ex-girlfriend could read the auto-zoom flags, only player I've seen do that. Sort of wish my Oppo at least gave you the option for that. If the DVD is 4x3 letterbox though then I might as well just wait til I can find the laserdisc, or for some other company to license it on Blu-Ray. Don't care too much about the other sequels since they were direct to video, rented the last one via digital and it was truly awful.
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You have a multi-year thread about your hoarding and I'm thread crapping by suggesting you don't buy a worthless DVD of a garbage movie you'll never watch? Alrighty then. Enjoy your never to be watched, new dust collector.
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Re: Current "Home Alone 3" DVD 16x9?

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What is "completeness sake"? I don't know what that means.
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Re: Current "Home Alone 3" DVD 16x9?

I think having 1 & 2 is enough for being complete.
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What is "completeness sake"? I don't know what that means.
Having all the movies in a series (linked by the same name at least along with numbers, even when in the case of Home Alone 3 the characters are completely different) regardless of how crappy some of them are. It's what's kept me buying all the Halloween movies so far.
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Re: Current "Home Alone 3" DVD 16x9?

If that's what you're concerned about, your collection isn't complete without parts 4 and 5 too.
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Having all the movies in a series (linked by the same name at least along with numbers, even when in the case of Home Alone 3 the characters are completely different) regardless of how crappy some of them are. It's what's kept me buying all the Halloween movies so far.
I know that "completeness" means "having all." But what does "sake" mean here? I mean, sure, the dictionary definition is about a cause, a purpose, an end. But I don't know what that means to you. Having all as a cause to what? Having all as a purpose of what? Having all as an end for what? What does that mean?
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Re: Current "Home Alone 3" DVD 16x9?

I didn't even know there was a 4 & 5. His parents should be in jail by the second movie....
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