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Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Doug MacLean, Nov 13, 2003.

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    Doug MacLean Guest

    From Universal on January 20th two versions of Swimming Pool will be
    released. Both an unrated and MPAA 'R' rated version will come to DVD
    featuring Dolby 5.1/DTS audio and anamorphic 1.85:1 video and retail for
    $26.98. Also on that date is Bring It On Again the sequel to Bring it On.
    Extras for this one are listed as Alternate Opening; Deleted Scenes; Tony
    G's Cheer Dos and Cheer Don'ts; Pop-Up Video with the Cast; You're On The
    Set...The Making of Bring It On Again; Cheer Along From the Original Bring
    It On. Specifications are initially given as Dolby 5.1 audio and anamorphic
    video with a list price of $26.98.

    March 3rd will bring out from HBO a couple of series that some may be
    looking forward to. Oz: The Complete Third Season ($64.98), Prime Suspect 2
    and Prime Suspect 3 ($29.98) each with 5.1 audio and full screen as well as
    Cracker: The Complete 2nd Season ($39.98).

    Friends: The Complete 6th Season will be released by Warner Brother on
    February 3rd for $44.98. On February 10th the have Gilligan's Island: The
    Complete First Season ready listing at $39.98. Also on February 10th is the
    animated Superman: Last Son Of Krypton with announced extras of Superman:
    Family, Friends, Family & Foes Character Bios; Portrait Of A Hero: How To
    Draw Superman; Escape From Planet Krypton DVD Challenge. The suggested cost
    is $14.98.

    The short lived animated series geared towards the office worker, Dilbert:
    The Complete 1st Season will be released by Columbia/TriStar on January 27th
    for a list price of $29.95. Also on that date are Spellbound (Documentary)
    and Fist Of The Red Dragon both in anamorphic video.

    The third installment of the El Mariachi saga Once Upon A Time In Mexico
    will be released by Columbia on January 27th. The technical specifications
    listed in the initial announcement state Dolby 5.1 audio and anamorphic
    1.78:1 video. The extras where given as Deleted and Alternate Scenes;
    Commentary by director Robert Rodriguez; Four Exclusive Featurettes;
    Multi-Angle Scene Evolutions and Two Film School Short Films. The listed
    price is $28.95. You can also get the film as part of a two pack, Once Upon
    A Time In Mexico / Desperado: Special Edition (2-pack) for $39.95.

    Due out from Music Video Distributors on December 9th Holly Mcnarland: Live
    At The Great Hall. On December 16th Reverend Clay Evans: Constantly - Live
    In Concert. Deftones: Death By Decibels comes out on January 6th. January
    20th brings Charly Antolini: Jazz Power - Hot Jazz Festival, Chris Barber:
    Hot Jazz Festival, Friend N Fellow: Live and Taxman: [email protected]#k The Bull S&!t -
    Taxman Movie. A few late announcements for November 25th include Chris
    Barber: 40 Years Jubilee Concert, Jazz Festival Vol. 1, Jazz Life Vol. 1,
    Jazz Life Vol. 2, Kenny Drew Trio: At The Brewhouse and Stephane Grappelli:
    Live In San Francisco.

    Fox has announced that all variations of the first two Star Wars episodes
    are being discontinued. This includes the widescreen and pan & scan versions
    and the combined two packs. This is effective as of the end of the year.

    Stop by for a complete downloadable information list of all region one DVDs
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    Thank you.
    Doug MacLean, Nov 13, 2003
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    manitou910 Guest

    Any word on DVD releases for S2&3 of "Six Feet Under" and WTF S1 was
    released/shown in 1.33:1, when it was filmed at 16x9?

    S3 in widescreen HDTV looked drastically better than the first two seasons.

    manitou910, Nov 13, 2003
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    Doug MacLean Guest

    HBO is just starting to announce their February and March releases and
    according to a rep over there the announcement for Six Feet under should
    happen in the next few weeks. They gave no rational behind their decision
    for the full screen release of season one. Hopefully they will re-think
    things for the next season set.


    Doug MacLean
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    Doug MacLean, Nov 13, 2003
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    manitou910 Guest

    Thanks for clarification.

    (still doesn't believe Nate would ever marry Lisa)
    manitou910, Nov 13, 2003
  5. SFU: season 1 was filmed and screened (in HD no less) 1.33:1, hence the
    aspect ratio of the DVD.
    Tallulah Blanket, Nov 13, 2003
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    jayembee Guest

    SFU S2 will probably be coming out in late Spring (most likely
    timed with whenever S4 starts up on HBO). S3 probably won't
    be out until a year afterward.
    As far as I can tell, the series wasn't intended to be 16x9
    until S3.

    -- jayembee
    jayembee, Nov 13, 2003
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    manitou910 Guest

    The DVD featurettes for S1 reveal it was photographed on a shoot/protect
    basis for widescreen, with the standard aspect ratio extracted from the
    center. A glimpse of one of the on-set monitors and/or camera
    viewfinders confirms this.

    manitou910, Nov 13, 2003
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    Joshua Zyber Guest

    Season 1 did not air in HD.
    Joshua Zyber, Nov 13, 2003
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    Jim Fraas Guest

    There's only one hope left for the Star Trek movie franchise.
    It is a letter located between P and R in the alphabet.
    what I would have done was have an all English All French or original
    soundtrack which was both English and FRench with a number of subtitle

    1) Default: English/French English subtitles of French dialog
    2) English/French French subtitles of English dialog
    3)All French
    4)All English

    CAtions would also be availabel for hearing impared

    An unrated version look interesting :)
    Jim Fraas, Nov 14, 2003
  10. Series 1 has *never* been shown in widescreen. One has to assume that
    it was always intended for 4:3 broadcast. The same applies to Sex and
    the City. That it may have been shot using a monitor which had a 1.78:1
    frame is pretty much irrelevant. Buffy was also shot 16:9 but always
    intended to be screened 4:3. The 16:9 version was only shown in the UK.
    Tallulah Blanket, Nov 14, 2003
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    Black Locust Guest

    So, if it was always intended to be seen in 4:3, why in the blue hell
    was it released in 16:9 in the UK?
    Black Locust, Nov 17, 2003
  12. Because 16:9 is the current standard in the UK. Think of it like
    reverse Pan'n'scan

    The Mad Doctor, Nov 17, 2003
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