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HBO and Showtime have some better than average films in HD this month, including some real gems. Here are the flicks that stand out...



SHOWTIME:

BLUE VELVET (Both DVD's are overly compressed to the point of insanity, so this should be a revelation)

ROXANNE (also on HBO this month)


HBO:


187

ARACHONOPHOBIA

BABY BOY

The COLOR PURPLE

COLORS

COURAGE UNDER FIRE (hope it's 5.1)

HOUSE OF CARDS

MAXIMUM RISK (should be Super35)

MURIEL'S WEDDING

ROXANNE (if it's 2.35:1 - also on Showtime in HD!)

SPIDERMAN

STAND BY ME
 

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Yes, though note that "187", "Baby Boy", "Colors", and "Maximum Risk" (at least) have all aired previously in HD on HBO.
 

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Correct. Anyone know if Maximum Risk was OAR?
 

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Originally posted by Matt_Stevens
HBO and Showtime have some better than average films in HD this month, including some real gems. Here are the flicks that stand out...



SHOWTIME:


BLUE VELVET (Both DVD's are overly compressed to the point of insanity, so this should be a revelation)

ROXANNE (also on HBO this month)


HBO:


187

ARACHONOPHOBIA

BABY BOY

The COLOR PURPLE

COLORS

COURAGE UNDER FIRE (hope it's 5.1)

HOUSE OF CARDS

MAXIMUM RISK (should be Super35)

MURIEL'S WEDDING

ROXANNE (if it's 2.35:1 - also on Showtime in HD!)

SPIDERMAN

STAND BY ME



Roxanne was awlful grainy SD 4.3 on HBO-HD
 

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Anyone know if Maximum Risk was OAR?
It aired on HBO in a 2.35 aspect ratio.
 

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Matt,


The Showtime monthly guide lists "Blue Velvet" as an upconvert. But this guide is not always reliable. Did you see it listed as HD somewhere?


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It's listed as HD in the much-more-reliable daily online schedules.


Ignore the PDF guide. Always.
 

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Correct.
 
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