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Perfect blue dvd, what video ratio?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by raigraphixs, Aug 16, 2002.

  1. raigraphixs

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    Hi,

    Today I recieved 'Perfect Blue' anime, but was dissapointed withthe screen ratio.

    Can someone explain the following;

    I got it from cd-wow, (posted from Hong Kong), on the back of the dvd it says R1,R2,R4, with video aspect ratio: 4:3 Original Aspect ratio.

    Cd-wow website shows it as R1, 2.35, non-anamorphic.


    Play247: R2 widescreen 1.78:1


    Are all the above the same ratio, what one is right?.

    Is there a 1.85:1 widescreen, anamorphic version around?

    I will not take off the shrink wrapping yet, till I know this is the only choice.

    thanks

    rai
     
  2. PoochJD

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    Rai,

    I own the Region 2 DVD from Manga Video UK / Palm Pictures, and the film is in 1.85:1 anamorphic on their release.

    Also, in the cinemas, it was a 1.85:1 ratio film, so any other format is basically... b*ll*cks!

    Personally, I'd send the Cd-Wow version back, and buy the R2 edition, which also has some reasonably decent extras. And, it has both an English dub, as well as the Japanese audio/English subtitled original version of the film.

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  3. Squirrel God

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    In my experience, even if you took the shrink wrapping off and watched it, CD-WOW would still take it back if it is a different aspect ratio to the one advertised on their web site.

    I know it's unlikely, but the packaging might be incorrect. Still, as Pooch says, if there are better extras elsewhere, you might want to return it anyway.
     
  4. raigraphixs

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    Hi,

    Thanks Guys,

    Pooch where did you get your copy?

    (Play247: R2 widescreen 1.78:1) is this the same as 1.85:1 anamorphic?




    thanks

    rai
     
  5. captaineyecatch

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    If you enjoyed the anime you should check out the live action remake.
    The web site of the live adaptation of the Japanese anime Perfect Blue is now online with a trailer! The movie directed by Toshiki Sato (Tandem) will be released on August 24 in Japan and will feature the now well known Japanese actor, Naoh Oomori (Itchi).

    Official web Site: http://www.palnet.tv/perfectblue/
     
  6. NeoBlade

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    Soz had to butt in since its about animé ^_^ I'm quite surprised that theres a live action Perfect Blue coming out... If its good I'll probably get it anyway.

    BTW I have also bought the Manga Ent. R2 version of Perfect Blue on DVD on release, much like the VHS version at the time. I am tempted to start an animé thread but then I don't know if there are any/enough fans on this forum in the first place. Hopefully there are since I need a good animé chat ^_^
     
  7. captaineyecatch

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    Neoblade
    Count me in any Anime chats - I'm a huge fan - Glad to hear there are other fans on this forum
     
  8. NeoBlade

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    Maybe we should just start one anyway and if there are any fans we would find out soon enough. I know one other fan on the videogame forums and you here. I'll just start a general animé chat thread anyway and we'll take it from there ^_^
     
  9. Reiner

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    Looking at the picture I also want to see the live action remake .. :D

    BTW: I got the R1 of Perfect Blue but can't tell you what aspect ratio it is in ...
     

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