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Old 17-11-2008, 17:14   #101
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I ain't too bothered about the OAR if the footage is gonna be that good but there have been certain films on dvd that have had the OAR switch during the movie, Brother Bear for example.
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Old 17-11-2008, 17:15   #102
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I'm getting the 4:3 VHS so it fills my screen - or what my father-in-law calls 'true widescreen'
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Old 17-11-2008, 19:51   #103
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Just another example where the acronym OAR is totally meaningless - despite the whinging of internet geeks (like me) a lot of films don't have a single director-intended OAR, but multiple ratios for different scenarios.
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Old 17-11-2008, 20:00   #104
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Just another example where the acronym OAR is totally meaningless - despite the whinging of internet geeks (like me) a lot of films don't have a single director-intended OAR, but multiple ratios for different scenarios.


ermm I don't think so. They frame and use specific lens for an aspect ratio. They don't just wing it on movies with $100 million plus budgets.
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Old 17-11-2008, 20:05   #105
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ermm I don't think so. They frame and use specific lens for an aspect ratio. They don't just wing it on movies with $100 million plus budgets.
I'm sure loads of films in the 80s and 90s were made with 4:3 home video and TV broadcasts in mind. I know that's one of the main reasons Scorsese rarely filmed in a wider scope through those years.
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Old 17-11-2008, 21:41   #106
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Just another example where the acronym OAR is totally meaningless - despite the whinging of internet geeks (like me) a lot of films don't have a single director-intended OAR, but multiple ratios for different scenarios.
OAR would be what it was filmed in IMO. But this was shot in both in some scenes... Seems that the IMAX stuff was a bit more than just a gimmick

Directors usually have at least two ratios in mind when filming. Theatrical and domestic.

As said Brother Bear was presented in dual ratios, as was The Horse Whisperer.

EDIT: I don't think OAR is rendered 'meaningless'. But I kinda agree with you
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Old 17-11-2008, 22:09   #107
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dvdslimited are getting theirs in thursday......at £23 though
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Old 17-11-2008, 22:57   #108
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dvdslimited are getting theirs in thursday......at £23 though
Was £19.99 last night but like with most films as soon as they know when they are getting stock they up the price.
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Old 17-11-2008, 23:03   #109
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19.99 is my limit for a single film, so I'll be looking elsewhere this time. Not particularly rushed anyway tbh.

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Old 17-11-2008, 23:08   #110
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Does the inclusion of the IMAX scenes mean the whole movie will be non-anamorphic?
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Will UK be region free and have digital copy?
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Will UK be region free and have digital copy?
All Warners have been region free to date so.....

No digital copy with any release AFAIK
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Maybe not - looks like the specs changed.

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Maybe not - looks like the specs changed.
Maybe not what?

Where's the cheapest (or likely to be the cheapest) for the UK release?
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Old 18-11-2008, 10:02   #115
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There is two distinct versions, same content essentially, of the film. I would say the one I saw in the IMAX cinema was the director's preferred version as they specifically shot as much of finished movie with IMAX equipment as they could afford. Personally a Blu-Ray with variable aspect ratios is the one to get especially if you have the inclination to upgrade your hardware in the near future.
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To what? An IMAX screen in your living room?
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The IMAX sections will **** off rich people's with one of those clever anamorphic 2.35:1 lens's on their projector.

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Maybe not what?
Sorry, the US BD was originally slated to have a digital copy on it, but having checked the packaging, it seems not.
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