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Old 27-04-2005, 20:01   #101
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aspect ratio on german and US releases is exactly the same
as shown in the photos (screen grab)
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Old 27-04-2005, 21:04   #102
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aspect ratio on german and US releases is exactly the same
as shown in the photos (screen grab)
God knows what I've got then off Amazon in Germany. Are there 2 versions on the disc?
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Old 27-04-2005, 21:54   #103
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OK< here is a photo of my plasma playing both versions of the movie at the same time
(it's very handy to be able to play PAL and NTSC side by side at the same time)
The left half of the picture is German anamorphic, the right half of the picture is US non-anamorphic


The German version has much sharper detail than the US version, which appears very soft in comparison
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Old 28-04-2005, 10:16   #104
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OK< here is a photo of my plasma playing both versions of the movie at the same time
(it's very handy to be able to play PAL and NTSC side by side at the same time)
Dude that's cool as f!

Do most plasma have this feature?!
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Old 09-05-2005, 11:55   #105
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Farewell Friend (adeiu Amie) is up for release on Play
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I have the Japanese release and the picture is very good.
I can't find any details on this one but it looks as if it may be cinema club.

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Old 23-05-2005, 08:03   #106
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Cold Sweat (1970) any good? I've seen the barebones R4 from Universal going for $10NZD (super cheap).

The transfer was licensed from Studio Canal and on the back of the case for the aspect ratio it said "16:9" - So good chance it's anamorphic. According to IMDB (I know they're a questionable source for this kinda thing, but I don't know a better alternative.) it was shot 35mm, so I'm guessing the OAR 1.85 probably - I wouldn't be missing much (I don't give a ***** about 1.85 being slightly cropped to 1.78; my wide TV has about 6mm overscan to the left anyway).

How does the R2 compare? I understand that's sourced from Studio Canal too.

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Old 02-06-2005, 09:02   #107
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DVD Talk have their review of St Ives posted here. And for a more frivolous (though not uninformed) review see CHUD's opinion. Positive(ish) reviews and a nice presentation on dvd. The bonus is the cover art... WELL DONE Warner Bros for using original poster art (albeit slightly modified) - quality stuff! Shame about omitting the tagline though

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Old 02-06-2005, 09:54   #108
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My copy arrived yesterday. Another great effort from Warners; St Ives looks lovely IMHO, the box art looks great, even the vintage featurette is nicely presented ('This man is the world's biggest movie star...').
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Old 04-06-2005, 14:08   #110
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I love the Bronson -

So did we come up with the definitive answer for whether the French and German R2 releases are the same, censorship-wise?

I'm after The Evil that Men do, but was gutted to hear that the R2 is cut by over a minute whilst the R1 has a couple of bits cut out that are present in the R2!
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Old 04-06-2005, 16:05   #111
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Cold Sweat (1970) any good? I've seen the barebones R4 from Universal going for $10NZD (super cheap).

The transfer was licensed from Studio Canal and on the back of the case for the aspect ratio it said "16:9" - So good chance it's anamorphic. According to IMDB (I know they're a questionable source for this kinda thing, but I don't know a better alternative.) it was shot 35mm, so I'm guessing the OAR 1.85 probably - I wouldn't be missing much (I don't give a ***** about 1.85 being slightly cropped to 1.78; my wide TV has about 6mm overscan to the left anyway).

How does the R2 compare? I understand that's sourced from Studio Canal too.
Yes the R4 is a good anamorphic (1.85:1) transfer, the start/end titles are in French because of the print they used, but the audio is all English

Got my St. Ives yesterday, another Warner top notch transfer

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Yes the R4 is a good anamorphic (1.85:1) transfer, the start/end titles are in French because of the print they used, but the audio is all English
Cheers. I may pick up Cold Sweat up sometime then.
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Has anyone got the UK budget release of 'Violent City'? According to the BBFC it's widescreen - but is it the correct ratio (2.35:1)? And what of the general picture quality? I know it's a cheapo disc, but there have been surprises in the past.
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Ive got the Violent City disc and I'm pretty sure its a direct port of the Anchor Bay US disc, minus the extra features on that release.

It's well worth picking up, think I paid 1.99 for mine and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of it.
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Haven't got it myself, but dvdcompare say it's 2.35:1 anamorphic.
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Cheers fellas. I think I'll give a go at that price
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Ive got the Violent City disc and I'm pretty sure its a direct port of the Anchor Bay US disc, minus the extra features on that release.

It's well worth picking up, think I paid 1.99 for mine and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of it.
Good price! I wish I'd got this boring film as cheap as that.
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Good price! I wish I'd got this boring film as cheap as that.
Have you no taste buds man?
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is "farewell friend" any good?
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I had the pleasure of watching Mr Majestyk the other night - film was better than I remember from the great title sequence to some nice action scenes, the hot Linda Cristal and creepy Al Lettieri.

Looking to pick this up on dvd with R1 seeming the way to go with a trailer and open matte version on the flip side compared to the bare bones R2. For anyone who has the dvd from MGM does it include the original United Artists/Transamerica logo at the start or has it been swapped for an updated one?
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