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    OnlyESPlease
    Sony Addict
    Joined: Sep 15, 2004
    Posts: 221
    From: St.Louis,Mo
     Posted: 2004-12-01 12:29   
    Has anyone noticed this unsavory habit that I've now noticed a second time on a dvd. It seems that Universal, on the new 'widescreen' release of Happy Gilmore(yeah, I love the older Sandler movies- guilty pleasure?) used the full screen print, zoomed in, and chopped off the top and bottom of the picture to create the 16x9 version. The point is to get more picture, now there is less. I also noticed this on the 'widescreen' release of National Lampoon's Family Vacation. If I hadn't already owned the orignal ff release of these movies I may not have noticed, but after comparing the two it is painfully obvious- the tops of peoples heads are cut off on close shots and details previously near the bottom of the shot are now gone. Does anyone think it's worth the time to complain to Universal or will there be deaf ears?
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    Maxxwire
    Sony Adept
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 26057
    From: Portland, Oregon - USA
     Posted: 2004-12-01 14:00   
    You may not be able to change the way they are doing things, but at least you could let them know that you noticed what they are doing.

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    emjordan
    Sony Devotee
    Joined: Mar 16, 2004
    Posts: 60
    From: Los Angeles, California
     Posted: 2004-12-01 14:54   
    It is possible that these films were shot in a format known as "Super 35."  In this format, the film is actually shot in a "full frame" (1.33:1)format, but the top and bottom of the frames are removed for the theatrical release to create a "wide screen" (2.35:1) image.  For a great screen shot of a Super 35 film ("Air Force One"), see the article on anamorphic DVD's from The Digital Bits: 
    http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/anamorphic/aspectratios/widescreenorama2.html

    Thus, if you were to compare the Full Frame image to the Wide Screen image, the Full Frame image would have more content.  

    -Ted 

    JRod69
    Sony Aficionado
    Joined: Mar 29, 2004
    Posts: 102
    From: NYC
     Posted: 2004-12-01 15:48   


    You bought "National Lampoon's Family Vacation" not once but twice?  I don't think the mothers of the actors in the movie did that.
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    OnlyESPlease
    Sony Addict
    Joined: Sep 15, 2004
    Posts: 221
    From: St.Louis,Mo
     Posted: 2004-12-01 20:57   
    The first copy was free- the second was to get widescreen. I know, still unexcusable. There's just something about that Wally World and the Family Truckster....
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    jttar
    Sony Master
    Joined: Feb 28, 2003
    Posts: 9228
    From: Chicago,IL, USA
     Posted: 2004-12-02 00:01   
    Randy Quaid as brother-in-law Eddie is worth two copies by itself! Hilarious.
    Joe

    RickeyM
    Sony King
    Joined: Sep 09, 2004
    Posts: 1427
    From: Baltimore, Maryland
     Posted: 2004-12-04 00:27   
    I liked the part about the super slick coating applied to the bottom of the saucer-sled whatchamacallit .

    Yeah, silly, but hey, classic Chevy Chase.
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