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Scream R4 Collector's Edition DTS Review

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  1. Phil Hinton

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    Matt Brown has reviewed the R4 Collector's Edition of Scream and is impressed with what he found, especially the extras.

    You can read the review By clicking here and a big thank you to Movietyme.com for providing the review disc.

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    Does anyone know if theres a version of the first scream that has the ratio of the other two screams? (ie/fills the whole screen with zoom)

    The reason i ask is that i love this comedy horror but cant stand the ratio on scream 1.......theres more borders than picture!!!
    Very offputting I.M.O.......Watched it on Sky the other night full screen and really enjoyed it.....It looked like it was in 14:9 or something.

    Cheers
     
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    You're having a laugh, right?:confused:
     
  4. Smurfin

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    He must be....
     
  5. Rambo BloodAxe

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    Gee yes, lets try and make the person posting a reasonable comment look like an idiot without giving any reason why you think said comment is anything but genuine. :rolleyes:

    Now, do you have any constructive comments? Whats so strange about someone asking if there is a version of Scream out there with a different aspect ratio to the original R2 version? Have I missed something or are you two the forum jokers? If so put on the jester suits and get busy because those comments didnt even raise a mild chuckle.

    :hiya:
     
  6. Dave H

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    I prefer 235 Anamorthic ( spelling ) to 185 any day. :clap:

    Dave.
     
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    This is a fair comment. I watched my scream DVD on my new 32" WS the other night and was most confused by the ratio. The black bars at the top and bottom were very wide. My other DVD's I have watched that were 2:35:1 have just looked similar to the 1:85:1's shapeI got on my FS tv which was my understanding given the shape of TV.

    Is this to do with anamorphic? I just thought that meant the picture would be better quality as only stretched one way.

    Oh, and I'm with rambo on the attitude of replys. Thought it would be safe for a while as nathan silly's not about.


    :eek: :eek: (just incase my question is that dim)
     
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    [/B][/QUOTE] I prefer 235 Anamorthic ( spelling ) to 185 any day.[/B][/QUOTE]
    "anamorphic"

    Cheers Rambo..... Damn theres some wierdo's out there..... I'l have to draw a picture next time eh. lol

    Dave,
    Couldnt agree more.....to break it down for the others....one has horizontal (top/bottom) borders (huge) and the other has either no borders or very little borders (top/bottom) that dissapear when the zoom button (a feature operated by the press of a button on a plasma remote) is pressed.....this vertically stretches the picture.

    Scream 2 and 3 have this option (colectors edition R1)
    But Scream 1 collectors edition is letterbox and even when zoomed has huuuuuuuuuge horizontal (top/bottom borders.

    A relevent point for people who darent buy a plasma for fears of screen burn.

    Cheers Lads

    Danny-p
     
  9. Smurfin

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    Oh please, get off your high horse for a moment, the comment "more borders than picture" is so ott it was worthy of a comment.

    As for "attitude", lighten up people please.
     
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    Oh sorry, yes I see from your post that your comment was aimed at one line of Danny-p's post. At first it looked like your unneeded comment was aimed at his whole post......Oh wait, it still does.

    Next time something a bit more constructive may be better. Or you could just continue making comments like the above which look like they are squarely aimed at making other posters look foolish. Your call.
     
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    Like I say, Mr Holier Than Thou, lighten up:rolleyes:

    danny-p, FYI all 3 Scream movies are presented in 2.35:1 (on DVD), they are identical. Have you pressed the wrong button on your remote and accidentally "stretched" it?
     
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    Do a search under my name and read some of my other posts before lecturing me about making posters look foolish please. That's all I'll say, before this descends into a flame war.

    :)
     
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    On my reg 1 collectors edition boxset.....scream it..............................................gimme five mins..i'm tired of writing....a picture speaks a thousand words!! ¬_¬
     
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    Just checked mine and they all say 2.35:1... (as far as I'm aware though, only the R4 australian version which is the subject of this thread is anamorphic). Been so long since I put on Scream 2 or 3 though that I can hardly remember...
     
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    danny-p / Rambo BloodAxe,
    I'm sorry that my comment wasn't "constructive" enough!
    When I first read danny-p's post I thought that he prefered the pan and scan version shown on telly to the dvd version that has
    the correct aspect ratio that the director of the movie intended.
    When I also read that he had a 42"plasma I honestly assumed
    that he was kidding.
    I have the R4 collectors edition which is 2.35 anamorphic and
    the black borders are no larger than any other film shot in the
    same A/R. Having read danny's second post, I now realise
    that he prefers 1.85 to 2.35 due to the fact that his plasma
    might suffer permanent screen burn. He's entitled to his opinion
    and he has a validated point but the comments made by myself
    and Smurfin didn't deserve the OTT reply that you provided,
    Rambo BloodAxe!
    danny-p, I appologise if my comment caused offence and hope that you can forgive me that my opinion on aspect ratios differs
    from yours :D
     
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    heres scream 1 at standard aspect ratio..
     

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    scream 1 after the zoom button has been hit.
     

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    scream 2 at standard ratio
     

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    scream 2 after zoom button has been hit


    Full screen!
     

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    scream 3 at standard ratio
     

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    scream 3 after the zoom button has been pressed........bearing in mind i'm running PS NTSC...so aspect is only zoom or normal..........



    so after zoom has been hit......full screen....NO BORDERS AGAIN....

    CAN ANYONE else see the differences?

    Thought so

    Danny-p
     

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    danny-p,
    to me, the zoomed in pic. of Scream 1 looks a perfectly normal
    2.35 image wheras the zoomed in pics of Scream 2/3 look
    completely abnormal.
    Is your issue with 2.35 images, i.e. you prefer 1.85, or is it only
    that you're concerned about screen burn?
    Nice telly btw :smashin:
     
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    A bit of both to be honest........i think it looks real ugly when you are playing back a movie with black borders on the top and bottom of the image thats all.......i much prefer (16.9) movies to fill the whole screen ie/ lock stock , snatch...and many more.

    I know screen burn isnt really a worry unless your stupid......put it this way i was out with the lads on the town and set sky+ to tape the premiership (which it did ok).......several pints later i staggered back to my room and only being able to focus on the screen with one eye open i started watching it and quickly fell asleep.........some 12 hours later i awoke to a black screen with "end of recorded programme press back up to continue"
    So i staggered towards my screen with a feeling as if there was a knife stuck in my head and quickly pressed backup on the sky+ remote.......to my disbelief there was the "end of recorded programme press back up to continue" still on the screen but faded!
    After 5 minutes of the in menu screen wiping facility the image was completely gone...

    Most people call this a delayed image rather than screen burn.
    But if mine was ok for 12hrs plus as long as the screen wipe facility from your plasma's menu is used youl have no worries whatsoever. Obviously all plasma's vary in this department and some dont even have the screen wiper.


    Nice telly btw :smashin:

    Cheers.
     
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    Something like that anyway...:laugh: :D
     
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    I don't know what the effects of black borders have regarding screen burn on your plasma but surely it's better to watch a
    film in the original aspect ratio than to stretch or zoom the
    image therefore giving a distorted picture.
    Well..er...that's my opinion man! :D
     
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    Cheers for that and your appology is accepted..Reading it again i can see where your coming from mate.
    Looks like i'l have to go for the r4 anamorphic version then:)
     
  27. Phil Hinton

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    The reason you are getting such large black borders is because the disc you have is non anamorphic. You need to zoom this out a little to get the correct ratio on your Plasma.
    So recapping and from your pictures, Scream 1 needs to be zoomed as it is non anamorphic, scream 2 is fine without the zoom as it is anamorphic as is scream 3, dont use the zoom.

    If you look at peoples heads it gives a good indicator to your aspect ratio, if they are short and fat, it's non anamorphic and needs zoomed, if the look tall and slim you have gone to far with the zoom, or they are anamorphic.
     
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    First pic of Scream 1 clearly looks terrible Drews head is distorted so yep that disc is clearly non-anamorphic, ive seen idiots ((nice polite all knowledgable salespeople)) in certain well known electrical shops running films with everyones heads looking distorted and ive asked em why they arent doing it right to get a blank stare and the reply that it is normal for widescreen films to have such bars on televisions, duhhhhh but anyways surely modern Plasmas are built with DVD viewing and Computer use in mind and therefore won't suffer from screen burn effects.
     
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    danny p buy a projector if you don't like the bars, they are the only way to preserve the 2.35:1 aspect ratio on a 16:9 widescreen display. I really can't believe people are still moaning about bars.

    However films shot in 1.85:1 will appear to completely fill a 16:9 display as the ratios are fairly close (1.85:1 and 1.78:1), although with plasmas you may still get very, very thin bars.
     
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    :confused: Buy a projector? He has a 16:9 plasma, buying a projector won't change a thing...
     

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