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post #1 of 7 Old 06-21-2001, 07:52 PM - Thread Starter
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I just read a review at www.dvdreview.com for the upcoming July 10, Fox release of "Beyond Suspicion". A movie that just came out in 2000 according to the review. The reviewer notes he was surprised to see a non-anamorphic 1.85:1 transfer from Fox. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come. As a fan of Jeff Goldblum and Anne Heche, I was planning on picking this one up. Plans change.

Looks like you'll have to be careful when buying discs from Fox from now on, if anamorphic enhancement is important to you.

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Sure is...if this is the case, it will be the last FOX disc I purchase. Owner of over 300 DVD's

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I doubt very much that this is a sign of things to come from Fox. Why exactly they selected to release this without an anamorphic transfer is beyond me but I don't think they'll start doing it on all their releases.

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I believe a clue to this lies in the credit block on the back of the keepcase of Beyond Suspicion. Instead of "Twentieth Century Fox Presents", the credits begin with "Franchise Pictures Presents". Then, the Fox logo at the bottom has the words "Distributed by:" above it. This does not appear on any other title that is a Fox film. I would speculate this transfer was done by Franchise Pictures (the production company) and Fox is merely the distributor.
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I believe a clue to this lies in the credit block on the back of the keepcase of Beyond Suspicion. Instead of "Twentieth Century Fox Presents", the credits begin with "Franchise Pictures Presents". Then, the Fox logo at the bottom has the words "Distributed by:" above it. This does not appear on any other title that is a Fox film. I would speculate this transfer was done by Franchise Pictures (the production company) and Fox is merely the distributor.
You are 100% correct. This movie, also known as "Auggie Rose", was almost a straight to video production but was then picked up I think in something like 10 theaters in the US. It therefore had a week long run, THEN went to videohttp://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
Considering that Franchise probably lost money on this film it doesn't surprise me they wouldn't spring for an anamorphic transfer. I'm sure they just wanted to put out the cheapest DVD they could and hopefully recoop some cash.

Fox is just the distributer. They had nothing to do with the making of the DVD. There's no need for us to start a witchhunt herehttp://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif

BTW, I'm not commenting on the film itself (I actually thought it was ok), just the fiscal realities.

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I don't know what the cost is to make an anamorphic transfer, but I've heard that all it takes is a certain setting during the "telecine" processing phase when making the DVD video (I guess) and voila you have an anamorphic DVD.

Hmmmm....... If I can find the source of that info, I'll post it here....

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Thanks Robert, for commenting. You made my day.

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