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Titanic...err...for the missus...honestly...!

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Mr Cheese, Apr 5, 2003.

  1. Mr Cheese

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    Does anyone know the best version of Titanic to get? DVDcompare.org.uk suggests that regions 1, 2 and 4 are all non-anamorphic. Are there other versions available?
     
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    think there is a 5 star jobbie coming out soon
     
  3. Mr Cheese

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    Any idea when?
    'Twas to be a birthday present for the end of the month.
    I wonder if it's worth waiting.
     
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    Avoid the current Titanic DVD. I won £20.00 from a mate and bought Titanic with it, however, very very disapointed.

    Non amamorphic, it has a stupid aspect ratio 2:40.1 which results in a small picture. Gutted. Its a case of spoiling a great movie. Also, my wife refuses to watch due to bad memories, as we saw it at the flicks (1997) on the night her gran died, which I suppose is fair enough.

    Hold out for the Special Edition, but do get her 'A night to Remember' on DVD. Another Titanic disaster film that is actually better depsite being almost 50 years older!!!!

    Made in 1958 and starring Kenneth Moore ; Honor Blackman ; Michael Goodlife ; David McCallum ; Frank Lawton ; Ronald Allen ; James Dyrenforth its a classic black and white movie.

    Hope this helps.

    Captain Benefit.
     
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    Looks like I'll hold out, then.
    I haven't seen A night to Remember for ages.
    True, a top film. Maybe a revisit is required...
    Many thanks, chaps.
     
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    Titanic : Special Edition has been a rumour for years.

    Paramount has said that they will be updating their early non-anamorphic releases but no dates mentioned.

    Cameron always he says he's too busy, although he hasn't made a movie since 1997. He was developing True Lies 2 but that was cancelled after the 9-11-2001 disaster.
     
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    Titanic is a 20th Century fox release.
     
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    Last I heard was that Cameron had revisited the Titanic as part of the special features for the SE disc, so thats been filmed and canned.

    I would put money on a Q4 release of a SE disc.
     
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    As in actually gone down and filmed the wreckage?

    How cool would that be, I watched a documentary where they done that (I think it was the titanic) it was fantastic, that will make a great special feature, if it is filmed as a documentary.
     
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    Shoka

    i think 20th century fox have the rights for the uk region 2

    and paramount have the rights for the region 1


    i agree the version out now is rubbish they should hurry up with a Special Edition with DTS and with an anamorphic widescreen

    and loads of extras
    from pete
     
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    Just checked and your right. :smashin:
     
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    Wrong Shoka!!!!

    Titanic was a co-production between Paramount and Fox.

    Paramount released the movie at the theatres and on home video in the USA and Canada whilst Fox handled the rest of the world.

    My DVD is Region 1.
     
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    Cameron re-visited titanic for the 'Ghosts of the Abyss' 3D documentary which opens at IMAX theatres this week.

    It's unlikely to appear on any Titanic DVD as IMAX will want to make money off it themselves.
     
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    Yes, This was done last year by Cameron and the original divers who found the wreck in the 80's. It was done especially for the DVD Special Edition, which although already mentioned as a Paramount release, it was actually a joint picture between the two studios if i remember (budget was £200million plus financed by both studios) and the US disc will be a Fox special, not the five star collection (which Fox have now killed off).
     
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    Didnt realise I thought it was a fox release on both sides of the pond, Pete18 pointed it out above. (i hate being wrong:D )

    THX - Any idea why foxed killed off the 5 star collection, I know its just another name like special edition, collectors edition etc, but they seemed to be some good titles getting a nice package of extras and good PQ and sound.
     
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    Not done for the DVD, it was done for the IMAX feature, "Ghosts of the Abyss". It was filmed using IMAX 3D cameras.

    It's on at the National Museum of photography, Film and Television in Bradford (and other IMAX theatres) from the 16th April.

    www.imaxnorth.co.uk

    Not a good day for moderators.
     
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    I can understand the disapointment that it isn't anamorphic, but the aspect ratio? What do you want them to do?, cut off the side bits so that it fits your TV better? :confused:
     
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    According to IMDB, Titanic was shot at 2.35:1 so what is the guy talking about 2.40:1 for????

    http://us.imdb.com/Technical?0120338

    The pic is small because it's non-anamorphic . Maybe his TV is in the wrong mode. If your widescreen TV has a ZOOM mode, use it!!
     
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    Using the zoom button on the DVD player would only result in loss of some of the picture on either side of the frame.

    TBH 2.35:1 is a very wide ratio and does come up on the screen as a very slim picture.
     
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    Zoom on the DVD player??????

    That isn't what I said, I said ZOOM on the TV. Zoom on my TV stretches the picture and is intended for non-anamorphic DVDs.
     
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    That woiuld just take the picture out of the original aspect ratio and strech everyones heads.
     
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    I have no idea what the correct aspect ratio should be, however the non-anamorphic nature of the releases do bother me as I watch my DVDs projected on a 6 foot wide screen. With a picture this big zoom mode looks nasty. Let's hope that a proper release is out soon.
     
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    And I've got tickets for Sunday in London!

    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


    Trailer
     
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    Wrong, Shoka. Check out the bottom of this page.

    http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/anamorphic/anamorphic235demo.html

    "Non-anamorphic video (like Titanic) as it appears on a Digital 16x9 TV. The gray bars are generated by the TV to fill in the remaining screen area. Using the TV's "ZOOM" mode, you can magnify the image to fill the screen electronically, but at the cost of degrading the image quality significantly."

    Are you really a moderator, Shoka????
     
  25. Shoka

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    So by magnifying the screen you will either loose the edges of the screen or risk loss of picture quality. basically you are losing the quality and the whole point of owning a DVD player. I have a fullscreen titanic video and a 4:3 tv somewhere if you want to borrow them to fill the screen.

    And yes I really am a moderator I have been for quite a while.
     
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    DVD Review has a brief interview with Cameron who's talking about a SE between 12 and 18 months time -

    says 'the special edition will also have scenes that were shot for the film but weren't used, and all the usual making-of stuff' -

    he's also talking about and extra 5 or 6 minutes in the SE - not quite a LOTR extended version then!!

    :D :D
     
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    I fail to see what that has to do with anything. Just because someone has a different opinion does not mean you should get personal. You obviously have something to add to the debate which you believe to be correct, so please do so without the attitude. And if it is meant in humour, i fail to see the smilies.:boring:
     

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