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Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« on: Mar 21, 2006, 01:43 PM »
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Any opinions on which is better?  What are you all ordering?
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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 21, 2006, 01:48 PM »
In the UK, full-screen versions are rare. But even if I had a choice, I'd go for the widescreen version every time. I'd much rather see the whole of the picture, rather than have it cropped for me.

So, I ordered the widescreen version (even though it's the only one available on PAL in the UK) but if I'd ordered the NTSC version from the US, I still would have gone for the widescreen format.
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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 21, 2006, 01:51 PM »
In the UK, full-screen versions are rare. But even if I had a choice, I'd go for the widescreen version every time. I'd much rather see the whole of the picture, rather than have it cropped for me.

So, I ordered the widescreen version (even though it's the only one available on PAL in the UK) but if I'd ordered the NTSC version from the US, I still would have gone for the widescreen format.

Thanks, that makes sense.  I don't like that cropped look either.
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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 21, 2006, 03:14 PM »
I'm off to check Amazon and see which one I paid for!
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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 21, 2006, 06:17 PM »
In the UK, full-screen versions are rare. But even if I had a choice, I'd go for the widescreen version every time. I'd much rather see the whole of the picture, rather than have it cropped for me.

So, I ordered the widescreen version (even though it's the only one available on PAL in the UK) but if I'd ordered the NTSC version from the US, I still would have gone for the widescreen format.

Yay! I get happy when I encounter people that realize how much better widescreen is without my having to explain it to them.
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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 21, 2006, 07:55 PM »
i am going to get widescreen..because you get the whole picture..and with fullscreen they tend to cut off the sides..and with the beautiful scenary you get more of a picture with widescreen..just my opinion though

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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #6 on: Mar 21, 2006, 11:11 PM »
Full screen for me....you never know when I am going to buy 50" flat panel TV.  ;D
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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 21, 2006, 11:44 PM »
Full screen for me....you never know when I am going to buy 50" flat panel TV.  ;D

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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 22, 2006, 02:36 PM »
Buying both.  Two copies of each.
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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #9 on: Mar 22, 2006, 03:10 PM »
Widescreen for me! I am ordering from Wolfe Video...I want my bandana!
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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #10 on: Mar 23, 2006, 08:21 PM »
I just bought a 42" Lcd flat panel tv, right in time for the brokeback DVD, i'm getting widescreen and full screen......After all, one can never have too many!!  ;)
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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #11 on: Mar 23, 2006, 08:28 PM »
I just bought a 42" Lcd flat panel tv, right in time for the brokeback DVD, i'm getting widescreen and full screen......After all, one can never have too many!!  ;)


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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #12 on: Mar 23, 2006, 08:29 PM »
I just bought a 42" Lcd flat panel tv, right in time for the brokeback DVD, i'm getting widescreen and full screen......After all, one can never have too many!!  ;)

Congratulations! Can we all come to your place to watch BBM?  ;D Enjoy your BBM. I am getting both full and wide screen. Never enough for BBM.  ;D
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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #13 on: Mar 23, 2006, 11:00 PM »
I'm buying the widescreen version, first.  Then maybe later, I'll get the full screen version.

The widescreen version is almost necessary to get the full impact of the scenery.  I'm still shocked that it didn't win an Oscar for Best Cinemaphotography since the scenery is crucial to the plot.  Take away the breathtaking mountain scenery, and you lose half of the impact of Brokeback Mountain. Like Jack says in the film, "That ol' Brokeback got us good..."

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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #14 on: Mar 23, 2006, 11:06 PM »
both versions for me!!
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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #15 on: Mar 23, 2006, 11:36 PM »
Widescreen ABSOLUTELY.  I do not want my picture of Ennis and Jack to be distorted or cut off in any way.  Widescreen preserves the original film ratios more accurately so that, although it doesn't fill a standard screen, it shows everything that you saw in the theater. 
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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #16 on: Mar 24, 2006, 12:01 PM »
I always go for widescreen. There are some movie where I don't really care, I'll get fullscreen if widescreen costs more or is harder to find, but not on this one. This movie has such beautiful visuals that it would be such a loss to miss some of the picture or have it distorted at all.
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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #17 on: Mar 24, 2006, 12:24 PM »
Here's a site dedicated to the promotion of widescreen:  http://www.widescreenadvocate.org/whatis.html

They have some data on how much is lost, and two very convincing animations that show how damaging "full screen" is to the director's/cinematographer's intent as well as to the actors even.

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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #18 on: Mar 26, 2006, 09:44 PM »
both versions for me!!

YES! exactly!

Those stupid black bars annoy the hell out of me, but I dont want a part to be cut out.. so both for me!! :D
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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #19 on: Mar 26, 2006, 09:51 PM »
I know, but ya can't miss out on anything!
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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #20 on: Mar 26, 2006, 10:48 PM »
 ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) i'm following an advise i got hier i ordered the widescreen version

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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #21 on: Mar 27, 2006, 09:51 PM »
WIDE SCREEN ALL THE WAY BABY!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #22 on: Apr 04, 2006, 07:30 PM »
I got a Widescreen.  ;D

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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #23 on: Apr 04, 2006, 07:42 PM »
My friend just called me mortified because she went and bought I widescreen version, but when it plays.. its Fullscreen.. not Widescreen?

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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #24 on: Apr 04, 2006, 07:55 PM »
I've decided to rent both the fullscreen and widescreen and compare.  I watched fullscreen last night on a standard 27" TV with stereo, and I didn't think BBM lost much due to the cropping OR the transition to the small screen - what a relief!  In fact, with a headset on, I could FINALLY understand each and every word - including the murmuring in the second tent scene.

I'll try the widescreen before I buy, but I'm kinda with Italian_Dude on this one - letterboxing drives me wacky.

I'm also kinda still hoping for a deluxe 2-disc version.  What can I say, I'm greedy!

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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #25 on: Apr 04, 2006, 08:18 PM »
Both!

I ordered the wide from Columbia House, those b*stards are making me wait for it!

I was no nervous this morning when I walked in HMV, I never noticed but got the full version one.  :P

Ain't so bad since I have still my old 21 inches screen TV.

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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #26 on: Apr 05, 2006, 06:40 AM »
Well, I bought the widescreen, but when I watched it last night it was fullscreen...but who cares - it was BBM!!!! ;D
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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #27 on: Apr 05, 2006, 06:43 AM »
My friend just called me mortified because she went and bought I widescreen version, but when it plays.. its Fullscreen.. not Widescreen?



That would piss me off. Mine was definately widescreen.
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« Reply #28 on: Apr 05, 2006, 04:39 PM »
The WalMart here only had the full screen version, so I bought it.  But I have ordered the widescreen version online.  Donna
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Re: Wide or Full Screen version of DVD?
« Reply #29 on: Apr 05, 2006, 04:45 PM »
The WalMart here only had the full screen version, so I bought it.  But I have ordered the widescreen version online.  Donna

At Wal-Mart I had to search for a widescreen copy. They had like five times as many full screen as widescreen.
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