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The Vikings (1958) R2

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by James45, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. James45

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    A chance to see ol' dimple chin at his angry best!:clap:
     
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    I love this film, but I think I'll wait til they're knocking them out for 6 or 7 quid. Only a matter of weeks no doubt.....
     
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    despite all the gumf on the cover about preserving the original mono soundtrack it's actually in stereo anyway!!:D

    EDIT ignore that it's a DD 2.0 mono track
     
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    what a gyp!

    the R2's not even widescreen!

    buy the R1: it's anamorphic and has a couple of extras on it (photo gallery etc):

    u can pick it up for about £8 most places (try www.store4dvd.com)

    regards,
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  5. James45

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    the r2 IS widescreen, are you accusing me of buying pan and scan, we can take this out!side:D
     
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    another case of Play not posting the correct details methinks:rolleyes:
     
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    hi,

    sorry if I'm mistaken, but i was put off buying the R2 vers because on the back of the box it says "fullscreen version: 1.66:1".

    is it 2.35:1 and anamorphic? if Play have the tech details posted wrongly it's cos they're listed wrongly on the back of the box.

    regards,
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  8. Quinnsey

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    I know this is slightly off topic, but why are mono tracks often encoded into two channels? What's the point? :confused:
     
  9. James45

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    its advertised as 1.66:1 and full frame which is wrong, it looks like 2.35:1 anamorphic, which is what it was shot in originally, the details on the box are wrong.

    Dolby Mono 2.0 plays the same mono track out of both front speakers, i imagine so its more immersive than using the centre only.
     
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    I'm gonna edit this thread a bit and move this to DVD talk. People might be interested or not to know about the mistakes on the DVD cover.:rolleyes:

    All the now shipping threads get deleted in the end and it would be a shame to loose this one as it could provide some useful info for prospective buyers.:smashin:
     
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    Damm was on Five this afternoon and I missed it.:thumbsdow I'll have to buy it when it's cheap now.:zonked:
     
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    If you was going to tape it rather than buy it it will probably be on again pretty soon, I wasn’t to long ago it was on. I think it is one of those that is shown every year.
    I will probably get the DVD myself if the report on the picture quality is good.
     
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    I dig the bit where they throw their axes in formation into the front of the draw bridge then climb up it.

    I always wanted to do that myself :D
     
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    picture quality is very good for a film of that age, but I watched The Professionals DVD (1966, Lee Marvin and Burt Lancaster western) last night and the picture quality for a film that age is STUNNING!

    I like the axe bit and the fact that each axe thrower dies throwing their axe.
    Also thought the oar jumping scene is great especially as you can tell its Kirk Douglas and not a stunt double.
     
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    I saw an biography on him last week and the actors/stuntmen trained days to do it as it was a bit harder than it looked, on the day they started filming the sequence Kurt asked to do it and though was discourage did it and he amazed everybody. The fact he slipped was not his fault but the person holding the oar slackened his grip.
     
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    James sorry but I just want to be 100% on this before and buy this disc, the Reg2 version of the disc that says 1.66:1 4:3 on the box is 2.35:1 and you actually have it. :blush: :suicide:
     
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    I can confirm it. On the outside of the box it quotes 1.66:1 and also 4:3 Full Frame Version. I would also say it is 2.35:1 anamorphic, as I have the disc too. There is no 4:3 version on the disc. It's a bit grainy but seeing the age of the film I am very happy with it. Definitely worth getting the disc. :smashin: I don't know if anyone else has informed Play.com, so I did.
     
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    I have the R2 version as well and it is anamorphic 2.35:1.
     
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    Sorry to to sound if I was doubting you James and thanks Thor and the_pauley.:smashin:
    But I would think it would be very hard to take the disc back and say it is only 4:3 I wanted 2.35:1 when it had it stated on the box it was 4:3.:eek:
     

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