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post #1 of 9 Old 01-05-2008, 06:40 PM - Thread Starter
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True Lies is an example of some movies that even upsampled to native rate of projector do not stretch the full horizontal. They seem to be 2 feet short of my eight foot screen width.


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Read up on non-anamorphic DVD's. Many older DVDs suffer from this issue and just have not been released yet.
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What would be the reason that a really good, popular movie like this has not been released in an anamorphic version? I could see an old un-popular movie, but why this one?

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What would be the reason that a really good, popular movie like this has not been released in an anamorphic version? I could see an old un-popular movie, but why this one?

It just never has. I believe The Abyss is still only out in it's non-anamorphic, widescreen version as well.

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Yes, you are right about The Abyss too, and thats another good popular movie. Both movies have good visuals, they beg for an amamorphic version, and as I said, both were very popular and you know a good dvd of them would sell a ton, I dont understand it.

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Probably just haven't gotten around to it, or some weird contractual hangup needs to be sorted out. I mean, in the here and now mindset of the entertainment industry, addressing the screen issues of a 14 year old movie and a 19 year old movie probably isn't foremost on their minds.

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The Abyss and True Lies are both James Cameron films, and both released by Fox, so I'm gonna go out on a limb here and predict we'll get good anamorphic special editions (as well as Blu-Ray versions) in late 2009, when Avatar comes out.

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The Abyss and True Lies are both James Cameron films, and both released by Fox, so I'm gonna go out on a limb here and predict we'll get good anamorphic special editions (as well as Blu-Ray versions) in late 2009, when Avatar comes out.

I'll go out on a limb and say they'll skip the anamorphic release and go straight to HD.

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"Avatar" is still over 18 months away? Dang...

Fox could release those Cameron movies on bD anytime now, please...

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