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Old 01-29-02, 07:46 PM
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The Others now available at DVDShelf...

Haven't noticed this already listed anywhere, so...

Despite the fact that they have it listed as The Other, this is the Amenabar film starring Nicole Kidman and is released by Universe Laser & Video.

It is listed with the following:
- a running time of 125 minutes
- Letterboxed (no mention of 16:9)
- both DTS and DD5.1 audio
- Chinese Trad and Simplified subtitles (I assume they are removable)
- region coded for region 3
- priced at $HK60 ($US7.69)

regards, Tim...
Old 01-29-02, 11:48 PM
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Also at DDDHouse. This is very tempting.
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The only real way this is a good idea is if you want to get it to show off and say, "Look, I've got it and you don't."

If you want to own this movie because you think you'll like it, wait until the US release. Usually HK releases of western movies aren't as high quality, and don't have the all the extras the US release will.
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While I agree that the extras will certainly be missing, these Universe HK barebone releases usually have good quality transfers (and most of the time the same one as the US releases), and perhaps, the US release won't have the DTS track?

(think, for example, Driven)
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Any mention of this being anamorphic yet? I haven't heard about anyone that that owns it yet that can confirm.
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I am not very experienced in this, so: How does one tell? Is there an objective way of telling, besides simply judging by the picture quality?
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Originally posted by lwdog
I am not very experienced in this, so: How does one tell? Is there an objective way of telling, besides simply judging by the picture quality?
Yes, very easy to tell. If your player has a zoom feature, zoom the picture. A non-anamorphic disc will break out of the letterbox and the pic quality will deteriorate. An anamorphic disc will zoom, but will stay in a 1.85:1 type letterbox (regardless of the OAR of the disc) and the pic quality will not deteriorate much.

Also, you can set your player to believe it is playing a widescreen TV. A non-anamorphic title will show no difference playing, an anamorphic will squeeze the pic full frame onto your TV. Everything will become tall and skinny.

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