Does the Zooming on the new FRIDAY THE 13TH disc bother you?

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How do you feel about the zoomed in image on the new FRIDAY THE 13TH discs?

Poll closed Mar 5, 2009.
  1. Unacceptable. I will not be buying until it is fixed.

    67 vote(s)
    51.5%
  2. Unfortunate, but I can't hold off buying any longer.

    28 vote(s)
    21.5%
  3. I don't really care either way.

    11 vote(s)
    8.5%
  4. It's noticable, but not that significant.

    18 vote(s)
    13.8%
  5. I can't even tell the difference.

    6 vote(s)
    4.6%
  1. rhett

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    The new FRIDAY THE 13TH Blu-ray and DVD discs have an image that has been zoomed in and re-framed 10.6% compared to the original theatrical ratio (and the ratio presented on previous discs). How you feel about this? Too small to matter, or too big to ignore?
     
  2. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    why did they do this?
     
  3. hellraiser40

    hellraiser40 Active Member

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    i don't really care, since i don't be getting this

    already have the R2 release, which is fine enough for me

    i'm really more anxious to see F13 2-8 UNCUT!
     
  4. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Makes it look like A Woman Under The Influence.
    Why?????
     
  5. ekent

    ekent The Lord's Arm of Justice

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    Enough to keep my R2 DVD? Yes.

    Enough to make the Blu-ray not the go-to version to watch? No.
     
  6. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    I don't care. I'm not buying either new release, as I still have my R1 and R2.
     
  7. Angelman

    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    Boo.

    No money from me.
     
  8. KamuiX

    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    I don't really care for the film, so it's not an issue with me...I love the second one though, so I hope they rectify this and it doesn't happen again when they get around to releasing part 2 on BR.
     
  9. Burn

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    Eh. I won't be buying it anyway. Part 2 and 3 are the ones to uncut.
     
  10. BrokeNads

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    I have boxset from before so I hold on from this. Is times like this to see and bring this news to us that is see how is a valuable website is this. Thank you for news like this and to inform horror fans. Is good to see this and to now what you are to buy and not instead to get home and put in dvd and see a big mistake like this and then is to late because the money is spend!
    Thanks for keep on top of this infromations for us.
     
  11. Dave

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    Fuck yeah it bothers me. So glad I didn't preorder this. Original Friday doesn't get a lot of repeating viewings and I stuck to my 'If I don't watch it more than once a year, I aint buying it!' rule. I break the rule for some movies, but considering I have the Friday box set and the Friday R2 uncut DVD, I definitely aint breaking it for this.

    I love seeing the reaction / discussion this is getting around the net. Nice job, Rhett! I'm a bit surprised no other reviewers really caught it, but I have to admit I might have missed it too if I didn't go the mega comparison like you did.

    http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=69649&page=7

    http://forums.highdefdigest.com/blu...274-friday-13th-high-def-digest-review-3.html

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf...079-htf-blu-ray-review-friday-13th-uncut.html

    http://www.avmaniacs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40253

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1116266
     
  12. f.ramses

    f.ramses sociopath

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    That sucks, I'm sure you don't miss anything significant but if I was a fan of these movies and had been looking forward to this right about now would be when I stop looking forward to this.
     
  13. fceurich39

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    i don't care i have the original dvd release as well as the box set
     
  14. gore

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    Rhett,

    Yes it does suck and I am not going to buy it because of this. Just curious though, would you have noticed it hadnt you been comparing the different versions of the film? And if you noticed it before that, what scene did it jump out at you?
     
  15. horrorlover

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    no way would I buy this. I have the older dvd release and I don't see any reason to upgrade to a defective release.
     
  16. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    when i found out, mine had already shipped... i cant cancel it now! :cry:
     
  17. Mutilated Prey

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    I would rather they didn't zoom in like that, but it's not going to stop me from buying it. It's a classic flick, it's gone Blu and it's uncut. Sold.
     
  18. Matt89

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    Yeah mine shipped yesterday. Fuck. Although I wouldn't have noticed it had it not been for those comparisons. Hell, maybe Paramount will do a recall and for those that have bought the discs (much like Universal did for the Back to the Future trilogy discs of parts 2 and 3) they'll send us new discs in the mail? I certainly hope so. But honestly, if they're mastering the film from the original 35mm interpositive, I don't understand how shit like this happens...

    ~Matt
     
  19. rhett

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    Honestly, I noticed this quite a bit. I noticed it first when all the counsellors were together with the stump, since it seemed weird the way the framing was so tight on the bottom. It just didn't look right. The ending made a big difference to me, too, with the crop. It was too tight when
    Jason came out of the water. That extra room on the left helped both increase the vulnerability of Alice beforehand, and then during the attack it emphasized movement a lot greater with Jason's swinging arm.
    There were a bunch of scenes like this that just felt off, or not as effective as before. I've seen the film dozens of times now, so perhaps I'm overly aware of everything, but it honestly made a big difference.
     
  20. Harry Warden

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    I really like the original film and I'd like to think that I would have noticed this. I don't like it, and will not be buying this if they are zooming in and cutting out some of the picture. This really sucks!!
     

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