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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 09:50 PM
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Anyone bought a DVD (widescreen version) lately?
I bought The Aviator yesterday, and was charged two dollars more for the widescreen version.

Is that the norm?
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anti_shrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 09:51 PM
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1. No
Both versions are always the same price around here.

Then again, I guess fullscreen versions should be cheaper, since you're getting less of the movie.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 09:52 PM
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2. That's harsh.I only buy widescreen but have yet to be charged extra.
What company? If you don't mind saying... So I know who to avoid.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 09:53 PM
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3. Target
:hi: SM!!
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 09:56 PM
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9. Bummer on it being Target. I buy online mostly.
:hi: CW!!
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 09:53 PM
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4. I've never paid more for widescreen ...
that sucks!
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 09:53 PM
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5. I never so much as glance at full-screen movies
So I don't know what the prices for those are usually like.
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 09:54 PM
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6. I just saw the movie last night
What did you think of it (if you've seen it)?
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 09:55 PM
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7. I haven't watched it yet
I plan to watch it this weekend :D
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 10:10 PM
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13. Cool
Edited on Thu May-26-05 10:10 PM by Goldmund
I wasn't as much into the movie as I liked the story, which is true. I spent today at work googling up this dude, he was definitely a piece of work.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 10:13 PM
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14. The History Channel did a special on him
"piece of work" is an understatement :D

He actually crashed a couple planes, and walked away. He definitely lived on the edge.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 09:55 PM
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8. Sometimes but not very often
It can even happen later in the release cycle that a widescreen version will be more money than the fullscreen. It depends on what the studio charges the outlet for the different versions as well as the number that the outlet purchases of each. Some releases are just more money than others. Was it anamorphic widescreen? That could be a reason for the higher price.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 09:56 PM
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10. what's anamorphic widescreen?
:shrug:
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 10:05 PM
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11. Look at the back of the dvd.
If it says anamorphic widescreen then it has a smaller ratio of letter box and will appear to fill more of the screen on a regular tv than a regular widescreen movie will.

It's a way for the studios to cater to all the different sizes and shapes of tv screens currently on the market. It is the newest technology for dvds. Should allow the picture quality to be consistant whether viewed on a portable dvd player or a 50 in projection screen.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 10:07 PM
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12. Thanks for the explanation
:hi:

BTW: I only buy widescreen DVDs.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 10:14 PM
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15. You're welcome
Then you will LOVE this new technology. It will feel more like the real theater experience even on a smaller tv. Enjoy! :)
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 10:14 PM
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16. me too! I didn't know that
I generally go for the widescreen too, and hadn't noticed a price differential.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 10:16 PM
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17. this was the first movie I've purchased, where the WS version cost more
than the advertised price for the full screen version.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-05 10:18 PM
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18. Aspect ratios explained
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