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post #91 of 112
I found a copy of the original OOP US DVD in a local FYE for $5 new. I bought it, I'd rather watch an upscale than the EE'd/DNR'd/geometrically distorted Blu-ray. Oh well...
post #92 of 112
Does anyone have Ghost ?

It's also Paramount and released late December and i'm wary of picking it up without first knowing if this issue that is on The Truman Show also affects it. My thinking being that maybe quality control missed something on the latest catalogue releases from this studio as Event Horizon seems to have the same issue.

So does anyone have the movie Ghost and can give an opinion on whether this horizontal squeeze issue affects it ?
post #93 of 112
Ah dammit why did I have to see this thread. I was eagerly waiting to buy this movie in a big BD buy. I know I would not have noticed this problem if I hadn't seen this thread but now I can't get the movie without this buzzing at my mind.
post #94 of 112
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Ah dammit why did I have to see this thread. I was eagerly waiting to buy this movie in a big BD buy. I know I would not have noticed this problem if I hadn't seen this thread but now I can't get the movie without this buzzing at my mind.

I had already ordered Truman when I found this thread and I dreaded watching it while looking for everything that's been talked about here. Thankfully, I watched the movie all the way through and enjoyed it very much, forgetting to think about DNR, EE, oval moons, etc. I have never owned the film in any format and I am not unhappy I bought it. If there is a good anamorphic version on DVD double dipping up from that may be a waste.

All that said it's still a shame that BR versions are being so heavily altered.
post #95 of 112
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Originally Posted by vazel View Post

Ah dammit why did I have to see this thread. I was eagerly waiting to buy this movie in a big BD buy. I know I would not have noticed this problem if I hadn't seen this thread but now I can't get the movie without this buzzing at my mind.

I don't know that it would have mattered. I think the EE and DNR are more of a problem with this title than the stretching, and this is coming from someone who HATES stretching (such as to fill a 16x9 TV). When I first saw the screenshots, I didn't even notice the stretching, but I sure saw the EE/DNR.
post #96 of 112
I've shown the stills round a few people.

When I show the 'stretched' stills, no one has noticed.

When I show the comparisons, hardly anyone noticed (and the person who did notice didn't think it was really noticeable unless you were looking for it).

When I pointed out that one was the right shape and the other had been made either too fat or too thin, very few could say which was which (whether the BD was stretched or the other copy made thin).

Before anyone jumps on my back, I believe every BD should be perfect, without any DNR or EE, and certainly in OAR with the correct proportions.

I just think we need to keep the level of the problem in a little perspective.

Steve W
post #97 of 112
A lot of casual HDTV owners don't mind stretching SD to fill their 16:9 screen. Many of them prefer distorting the picture because they can't stand black bars/want the biggest picture possible. Knowing this doesn't change my feelings.
post #98 of 112
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post #99 of 112
Maybe this can be considered the very first anamorphically enhanced HD title. We just need a 1.66:1 button on our remotes to get it into the correct AR.
post #100 of 112
I am impressed with eric.exe and the way the first post was presented in this thread. I can go to the first post and see thumbs of the screens and their all there. Open in new tab on the thumbs and can stare and compare. I find it it truly annoying to scan 20 first posts in a single thread just to view a single screenshot at full rez while its stretching off my screen to who knows where. thank you eric.exe, excellent job.

As far as the film, I am saddened as I enjoyed this movie alot and was looking forward to it, but still can not get over the way it turned out.
post #101 of 112
I wish more screenshot threads had an organized first post like this one.


A couple things I'd do to improve the user-friendliness even further:

1. Instead of just saying that post #1 has been updated, include the thumbnails in the latest post also, so that people can effortlessly quote reply the new shots, and so latecomers can know exactly what shots had been added.


2. In the OP, along with the new shots, include a link to the post where they were added so latecomers can know where those particular shots were first being discussed.


Example of what the first post in the thread would look like:
post #102 of 112
Thread Starter 
updated with cakefoo's suggestions
post #103 of 112


I pre-visioned it!
post #104 of 112
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updated with cakefoo's suggestions

I've gotta say... it looks really nice. I like the format - thanks for the effort!
post #105 of 112
The vertical stretch is probably intentional to simulate that the camera ads 10 pounds...
post #106 of 112
Does anyone know why a new release of the BD is coming out? Is this going to fix the stretching? And if so will there be an exchange program? http://www.amazon.com/Truman-Show-Bl...7905711&sr=1-2
post #107 of 112
I believe Paramount is re-releasing a number of titles with lower SRP and Movie Cash. Most likely they will be the exact same discs.
post #108 of 112
Has anyone bought the new version of this or any of the other re-released Paramount titles? Did they fix it? I know its extremely unlikely, but I'm still hopeful. BTW, its on sale at Bestbuy.
post #109 of 112
There's nothing 'new' about them.
post #110 of 112
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Originally Posted by raoul_duke View Post

There's nothing 'new' about them.

so they wont release a fixed version??

was waiting for this for a long time guess i will be stuck with the DVD....

i still dont undestand how any major studio could release something was such insanely major errors, blows the mind....
post #111 of 112
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Originally Posted by skibum5000 View Post

i still dont undestand how any major studio could release something was such insanely major errors, blows the mind....

Because for the most part the majority of customers don't care.

It's simple math - do more people care (lost sales) than the cost of remastering the title?

If so, they do it.

If not, it's not worth it at they may as well leave the title on the market.
post #112 of 112
Hey, I fell in love with this film on letterbox LD (a very nice quality release), guess that's where I'm staying ! (Was very interested in the BD .)
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