Go Back   Forums @ The Digital Fix > Entertainment Discussion Forums > Film Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-10-2002, 16:35   #1
Guest 1184
Inventor of stuff
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,129
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question Time Bandits R4 - pan & scam?

Sorry if this has been asked before..

I see the R4 Time Bandits is $9.95..not the Anchor Bay..
Fullscreen.

Is this pan & scan or un-matted? I presume we are talking bog standard DVD..obviously no extras.
Michael DVD says its pan & scan but would like clarification..also he says just 2.0 surround..says 5.1 in link above?

Thanks,
Dan

Last edited by Dan Druff; 02-10-2002 at 16:36.
Guest 1184 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2002, 22:30   #2
Guest 136
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 2,258
Thanks: 5
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Avoid it.


Time Bandits was filmed on 1.33:1 negative with the matted widescreen being the intended ratio.

The R4 disc is a Pan & Scam of the matted widescreen version !!!!!

So with the R4 version you lose the top, bottom, left and right of the picture.

If Michael DVD says it only 2.0 Surround it most proberly it. (who are you going to believe, Michael DVD who actual look at the disc in great detail or EzyDVD who look at the back cover and press releases)
Guest 136 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2002, 02:13   #3
samuelowens
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Australia
Posts: 519
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rainbow releases are crap. They list the sound as Dolby AC3 on the back of the package, which (I think) is misinterpreted as being Dolby 5.1.

Get the forthcoming R2.
samuelowens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2002, 09:08   #4
stephen
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 5,120
Thanks: 23
Thanked 152 Times in 127 Posts
Quote:

Get the forthcoming R2.
It's out now, mine has just been posted by Play247

Last edited by stephen; 03-10-2002 at 09:08.
stephen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2002, 11:26   #5
Guest 1184
Inventor of stuff
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,129
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
R2 out now? Mine at last!!
Guest 1184 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2002, 13:58   #6
Guest 993
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 16,470
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by Dan Druff
R2 out now? Mine at last!!
And it's better than Criterion's overpriced version
Guest 993 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2002, 14:47   #7
Guest 1927
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Romsey
Posts: 396
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Or, if you are a cheapskate, get the danish version, which I picked up for less than 6 quid ages ago, and to be fair its not too bad.

Chris
Guest 1927 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2002, 15:12   #8
Guest 1184
Inventor of stuff
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,129
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The reason I didn't mind getting the unmatted version is because I project onto a grey board with a black border, cut to approx 1.66:1..should still hide any unwanted booms or whatever..both The Shining and Full Metal Jacket for example can be viewed this way of course.
1.85:1 copy from Play will do nicely though!
Guest 1184 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2002, 17:13   #9
Damage Inc
XBL/PSN - maddogx1
 
Damage Inc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: The Other Side of Blasphemy
Posts: 1,974
Thanks: 73
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by DeadKenny
And it's better than Criterion's overpriced version
I heard differently.
Damage Inc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2002, 17:50   #10
Guest 993
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 16,470
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by Damage Inc
I heard differently.
Where? From what we can tell here it is.
Guest 993 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 21:20.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018 Poisonous Monkey Ltd. Part of The Digital Fix Network