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"Nixon" on region 2

Old 04-20-02, 06:02 PM
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"Nixon" on region 2

Oliver Stone's Nixon seems to have crept in unannounced
on reg 2 and cheap at 12.99. This is the aspect ratio (quoted
from the sleeve): 4:3 (2.35:1). It can't be both, can it !
and it's not one of those with the full frame version on the
B side. Has anyone seen this and if so, is the picture quality
any good ?
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Old 04-20-02, 06:32 PM
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" ...This is the aspect ratio (quoted from the sleeve): 4:3 (2.35:1)... "

...which probably means that the UK(!) disc (I presume you're referring to the release on the EiV - Entertainemt in Video label) contains a letterbox (i.e. non-anamorphic) transfer of a 2.35:1 movie (I checked the Black Star site, but they only specify 'Widescreen', no AR - very unhelpful, that!)...

...fyi, and fwiw, the French DVD [*] - of course (!) - contains an anamorphic 2.35:1 transfer, an English DD 5.1 soundtrack (which, when selected, will automatically activate 'locked' French subtitles - sigh) as well as a French DD 2.0 Surround dub...

http://www.dvdfr.com/dvd/fiche.php3?id=1874

[*] ...as for creeping in "unannounced", you're talking about the release creeping into the UK, of course, which country - much to some people's surprise and, possibly, annoyance - does not, repeat not represent "Region 2" in any way... for example: the French Region 2 DVD has been available since September 2000 ...

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