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anyone bought the pan & scan Harry Potter ?

Old 05-19-02, 05:27 PM
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anyone bought the pan & scan Harry Potter ?

These seem to be quite hard to buy and in my local W H Smith
they only stock the widescreen version. This is odd considering
that we're told endlessly that the public don't like black bars.
I was wondering what the full-frame version was like, especially
the scene where the boats approach Hogwarts castle. This
definitely looks cropped on the widescreen version. Don't get
me wrong, I'm not an advocate of pan & scan but why couldn't
they give us both versions on the one disc ? Money-grabbing
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Old 05-20-02, 03:32 AM
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apparently region 4 (New Zealand, Australia etc) are only getting a panned and scanned version...

and, to add insult to injury, its not going to be released here until the 28th of the month..

(all of which means that I'm not buying locally ;(

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Old 05-20-02, 12:00 PM
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Originally posted by Hemulen
apparently region 4 (New Zealand, Australia etc) are only getting a panned and scanned version...

and, to add insult to injury, its not going to be released here until the 28th of the month..

(all of which means that I'm not buying locally ;(

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I wanted to get the film with the original name and unchanged Britishisms so I went looking in Region 2 and 4. I almost bought the Region 4 version because it was cheaper than in Region 2 but luckily I noticed it was only P & S before I bought it. I got the Region 2 version from Bensonsworld and it arrived last week.
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Old 05-20-02, 07:29 PM
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Mine is currently winging its way across from Japan... screw Warners Home Video (Australia).

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Old 05-22-02, 02:04 AM
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It's the pan-and-scan edition for Region 3 too, unfortunately. At least we had the consolation of an early release (last May 13), and it came with a Harry Potter gift pack.

But still, I couldn't resist and bought the R1 widescreen DVD as well from a US importer, so I have both the WS and FS versions with me now. I'll scan through them tonight, side-by-side, to answer your question about the scene cropping, del bosque.

By the way, movielib, if you wanted the Philosopher's Stone movie version, you didn't have to look very far. The Canadian R1 release uses the UK title, but with the US packaging.

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Old 05-22-02, 10:40 AM
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By the way, movielib, if you wanted the Philosopher's Stone movie version, you didn't have to look very far. The Canadian R1 release uses the UK title, but with the US packaging.
I heard that some "British" words are changed to American counterparts. What does the Canadian version do with those?
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Old 05-23-02, 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by movielib


I heard that some "British" words are changed to American counterparts. What does the Canadian version do with those?
Guess I read somewherw that it's gonna be the same disc as here. Only the packaging has the British title. Not absolutely positive, though.
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Old 05-23-02, 08:09 PM
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Guess I read somewherw that it's gonna be the same disc as here. Only the packaging has the British title. Not absolutely positive, though.
If that's the case then I'm glad I got the British version
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