TITANIC - Anamorphic!?

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Rob McCartney, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. James Cameron's TITANIC (1997) is on NBC tonight, I have NBC-HD and can't
    wait to see it in High Definition Widescreen.

    This brings a thought, though...is Paramount planning a new DVD release?
    There's obviously an anamorphic print now laying around somewhere. This is
    the one title I am most disappointed in being non-anamorphic once I got my
    HDTV. It's long overdue for a remaster on DVD!



    ps. Keep your "Titanic is a piece of shit" to yourselves, I'm not interested
    in your opinion of the movie, I just want to know if anybody's heard
    anything about a future anamorphic DVD.
    Rob McCartney, Dec 21, 2003
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  2. Rob McCartney

    Darren Guest

    "Rob McCartney" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > James Cameron's TITANIC (1997) is on NBC tonight, I have NBC-HD and can't
    > wait to see it in High Definition Widescreen.
    >
    > This brings a thought, though...is Paramount planning a new DVD release?
    > There's obviously an anamorphic print now laying around somewhere. This is
    > the one title I am most disappointed in being non-anamorphic once I got my
    > HDTV. It's long overdue for a remaster on DVD!
    >
    >
    >
    > ps. Keep your "Titanic is a piece of shit" to yourselves, I'm not

    interested
    > in your opinion of the movie, I just want to know if anybody's heard
    > anything about a future anamorphic DVD.
    >
    >


    Wait another 3 years, I am sure there will be a 10th anniversary release
    with all the bells and whistles.

    D.
    Darren, Dec 21, 2003
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  3. Rob McCartney

    Mark Spatny Guest

    Rob McCartney, says...
    > James Cameron's TITANIC (1997) is on NBC tonight, I have NBC-HD and can't
    > wait to see it in High Definition Widescreen.


    I don't know about the DVD, but thanks for the heads up. Can't wait to
    fire up NBC-HD to see how it looks.
    Mark Spatny, Dec 22, 2003
    #3
  4. Rob McCartney

    Rutgar Guest

    On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 18:01:11 -0500, "Rob McCartney"
    <> wrote:

    >James Cameron's TITANIC (1997) is on NBC tonight, I have NBC-HD and can't
    >wait to see it in High Definition Widescreen.
    >
    >This brings a thought, though...is Paramount planning a new DVD release?
    >There's obviously an anamorphic print now laying around somewhere. This is
    >the one title I am most disappointed in being non-anamorphic once I got my
    >HDTV. It's long overdue for a remaster on DVD!
    >
    >
    >
    >ps. Keep your "Titanic is a piece of shit" to yourselves, I'm not interested
    >in your opinion of the movie, I just want to know if anybody's heard
    >anything about a future anamorphic DVD.
    >


    Some previous non-anamorphic titles get an anamorphic re-release
    without any fanfare. "Ever After" comes to mind. So, sometimes, if
    you occasionally look, you'll find an old title that is now enhanced.
    Unfortunately at this time, "Titanic" isn't one of them. But, I keep
    looking. Other films that I currently own, that I would like to see
    an anamorphic transfer are:

    Casino - or is it Goodfellas? I get the two confused. Maybe both.
    Ladyhawke
    Pretty Women - I was floored when they came out a wide-screen
    anniversary edition of this film, and it was non-anamorphic.
    Cabaret
    Howard Stern - Private Parts
    All of the "Planet of the Apes" films

    - Rutgar
    Rutgar, Dec 22, 2003
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  5. Rob McCartney

    Rutgar Guest

    On Mon, 22 Dec 2003 02:03:47 GMT, Mark Spatny
    <> wrote:

    >Rob McCartney, says...
    >> James Cameron's TITANIC (1997) is on NBC tonight, I have NBC-HD and can't
    >> wait to see it in High Definition Widescreen.

    >
    >I don't know about the DVD, but thanks for the heads up. Can't wait to
    >fire up NBC-HD to see how it looks.


    Let me know if you're getting it in HD, and if so, where you live. I
    live in Dallas, and the numbnuts here are showing it in 4:3 P&S on the
    local NBC digital station. As usual, NBC sucks.

    - Rutgar
    Rutgar, Dec 22, 2003
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  6. Rob McCartney

    Jim Fraas Guest

    and the listing in TV guide said "shown in LETTERBOX format" which it wasn't
    :(


    --
    There's only one hope left for the Star Trek movie franchise.
    It is a letter located between P and R in the alphabet.
    "Rutgar" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Mon, 22 Dec 2003 02:03:47 GMT, Mark Spatny
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >Rob McCartney, says...
    > >> James Cameron's TITANIC (1997) is on NBC tonight, I have NBC-HD and

    can't
    > >> wait to see it in High Definition Widescreen.

    > >
    > >I don't know about the DVD, but thanks for the heads up. Can't wait to
    > >fire up NBC-HD to see how it looks.

    >
    > Let me know if you're getting it in HD, and if so, where you live. I
    > live in Dallas, and the numbnuts here are showing it in 4:3 P&S on the
    > local NBC digital station. As usual, NBC sucks.
    >
    > - Rutgar
    Jim Fraas, Dec 22, 2003
    #6
  7. In article <>,
    Rutgar <> wrote:

    > Let me know if you're getting it in HD, and if so, where you live. I
    > live in Dallas, and the numbnuts here are showing it in 4:3 P&S on the
    > local NBC digital station. As usual, NBC sucks.


    Same here in Los Angeles.
    Reginald Dwight, Dec 22, 2003
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  8. Rob McCartney

    Mark Spatny Guest

    Rutgar, says...
    > Let me know if you're getting it in HD, and if so, where you live. I
    > live in Dallas, and the numbnuts here are showing it in 4:3 P&S on the
    > local NBC digital station. As usual, NBC sucks.


    Crap! Same here in LA. It's not worth even THINKING about watching this
    way.
    Mark Spatny, Dec 22, 2003
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  9. Rob McCartney

    Louis Guest

    "Rob McCartney" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > James Cameron's TITANIC (1997) is on NBC tonight, I have NBC-HD and can't
    > wait to see it in High Definition Widescreen.
    >
    > This brings a thought, though...is Paramount planning a new DVD release?
    > There's obviously an anamorphic print now laying around somewhere. This is
    > the one title I am most disappointed in being non-anamorphic once I got my
    > HDTV. It's long overdue for a remaster on DVD!


    Speaking of which, I keep hearing vague rumors about a special edition with
    the longer version. Where is it?



    >
    >
    >
    > ps. Keep your "Titanic is a piece of shit" to yourselves, I'm not

    interested
    > in your opinion of the movie, I just want to know if anybody's heard
    > anything about a future anamorphic DVD.
    >
    >
    Louis, Dec 22, 2003
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  10. Rob McCartney

    Daniel Tonks Guest

    "Louis" <> wrote in message
    news:syvFb.4768$...
    >
    > Speaking of which, I keep hearing vague rumors about a special edition

    with
    > the longer version. Where is it?


    I don't know about the longer version, but a new special edition with
    anamorphic transfer is expected late next year.

    - Daniel
    Daniel Tonks, Dec 22, 2003
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  11. Rob McCartney

    Steve K. Guest

    Mark Spatny wrote:
    > Rutgar, says...
    >
    >>Let me know if you're getting it in HD, and if so, where you live. I
    >>live in Dallas, and the numbnuts here are showing it in 4:3 P&S on the
    >>local NBC digital station. As usual, NBC sucks.

    >
    >
    > Crap! Same here in LA. It's not worth even THINKING about watching this
    > way.


    Yeah. Just 4:3 pan and scan in LA. I don't think they advertised it as
    HD did they? So far I have only seen movies in HD-OTA on ABC. I don't
    think NBC has done any yet.
    Steve K., Dec 22, 2003
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  12. Rob McCartney

    Wade365 Guest

    Mmmmm... anamorphic Winslet titties...
    Wade365, Dec 22, 2003
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  13. Rob McCartney

    Mike Jackson Guest

    > > Let me know if you're getting it in HD, and if so, where you live. I
    > > live in Dallas, and the numbnuts here are showing it in 4:3 P&S on the
    > > local NBC digital station. As usual, NBC sucks.

    >
    > Crap! Same here in LA. It's not worth even THINKING about watching this
    > way.


    At least it was shot in Super35 and doesn't look too bad in 4:3, because
    it's open matte, not pan-n-scan. I was more disappointed by the lack of Kate
    Winslet nudity, but oh well.

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Web Developer, DVD Verdict
    www.dvdverdict.com
    Mike Jackson, Dec 22, 2003
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  14. Rob McCartney

    Rutgar Guest

    On Mon, 22 Dec 2003 17:27:48 GMT, "Steve K." <>
    wrote:

    >Mark Spatny wrote:
    >> Rutgar, says...
    >>
    >>>Let me know if you're getting it in HD, and if so, where you live. I
    >>>live in Dallas, and the numbnuts here are showing it in 4:3 P&S on the
    >>>local NBC digital station. As usual, NBC sucks.

    >>
    >>
    >> Crap! Same here in LA. It's not worth even THINKING about watching this
    >> way.

    >
    >Yeah. Just 4:3 pan and scan in LA. I don't think they advertised it as
    >HD did they? So far I have only seen movies in HD-OTA on ABC. I don't
    >think NBC has done any yet.


    No. CBS is actually the leader in Prime Time HD. Too bad most of
    the shows suck.

    - Rutgar
    Rutgar, Dec 22, 2003
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  15. >At least it was shot in Super35 and doesn't look too bad in 4:3, because
    >it's open matte, not pan-n-scan. I was more disappointed by the lack of Kate
    >Winslet nudity, but oh well.
    >
    >Mike Jackson
    >Editor & Web Developer, DVD Verdict
    >www.dvdverdict.com


    Damn, that's the way I feel about Leonardo! :)

    Best,

    Mark Allen Zimmerman * Chicago
    MarkZimmerman, Dec 23, 2003
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  16. Rob McCartney

    jayembee Guest

    "Mike Jackson" <> wrote:

    >At least it was shot in Super35 and doesn't look too bad in 4:3,
    >because it's open matte, not pan-n-scan.


    It's only open matte for the scenes without CGI. Which is probably
    considerably under 50% of the movie.

    -- jayembee
    jayembee, Dec 23, 2003
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  17. Rob McCartney

    Black Locust Guest

    In article <>,
    jayembee <> wrote:

    > It's only open matte for the scenes without CGI. Which is probably
    > considerably under 50% of the movie.


    Good point. It's been years since I've seen the "full frame" transfer of
    Titanic, but I seem to recall a good amount of P&S going on.

    Am I the only person who finds it ironic that movies shot on Super 35
    often contain the most special effect shots?

    > -- jayembee

    --
    BL
    Black Locust, Dec 23, 2003
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  18. Rob McCartney

    Mr. Moody Guest

    On Mon, 22 Dec 2003 21:50:21 -0600, Black Locust <> wrote:

    >Am I the only person who finds it ironic that movies shot on Super 35
    >often contain the most special effect shots?


    It's no surprise to me.

    For one thing, generally scope=spectacle and CGI=spectacle, so movies with a lot
    of CGI tend to be scope as well. And if you're going to use CGI, I understand
    it's much easier to do on a flat image (i.e. Super 35) than an anamorphic one.
    Third, I think anamorphic shooting is dying out, probably for the same reason.
    It's getting to the point where almost every scope movie has at least some CGI
    in it.

    -Mr.Moody-Remove the don't like spam to mail
    The best DVDs ever created:
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    Mr. Moody, Dec 23, 2003
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  19. It was NOT in widescreen and certainly not HD :-(
    I was so excited...then extremely pissed off.
    It wasn't even in Dolby Digital 5.1!
    F&@kers....


    "Rutgar" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Mon, 22 Dec 2003 02:03:47 GMT, Mark Spatny
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >Rob McCartney, says...
    > >> James Cameron's TITANIC (1997) is on NBC tonight, I have NBC-HD and

    can't
    > >> wait to see it in High Definition Widescreen.

    > >
    > >I don't know about the DVD, but thanks for the heads up. Can't wait to
    > >fire up NBC-HD to see how it looks.

    >
    > Let me know if you're getting it in HD, and if so, where you live. I
    > live in Dallas, and the numbnuts here are showing it in 4:3 P&S on the
    > local NBC digital station. As usual, NBC sucks.
    >
    > - Rutgar
    Rob McCartney, Dec 26, 2003
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