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

Discussion in 'Site Polls' started by rhett, Feb 3, 2009.

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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. cognitive77

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  2. Stige

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    interesting never noticed it on the region 2 uncut version ( the cropping), wonder honestly if I would have noticed if I didn't know beforehand

    Maybe warner is making a blu version for region B ??+
     
  3. Matt89

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    Yeah, I guess it's now quite clear that Paramount used the print that Warner was using for its international release. I'll stick with the blu-ray because the cropping never bothered me before. (Considering I've had the R2 since 2004 and I JUST noticed it now...) Maybe it was the only fully uncut print available to Paramount? I'm starting to think so...

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  4. Egg_Shen

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    Ha Ha. It looks like Rhett will be on Paramount's hit list. Many people in those threads say they'll be "holding off" on picking it up 'till Paramount fixes the problem. It seems they just can't get releasing Friday the 13th right. Maybe they just don't really want too.
     
  5. Katatonia

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    That's what I was thinking from the beginning. It's surprising that it's been 4-5 years since that R2 disc was releases and people are only now noticing the framing issues. :D

    As I said in another thread, I'd just rather have the "rated" version in the wider aspect ratio than the few extra seconds put back in the film. :eek2:
     
  6. Kolpitz

    Kolpitz Purely and Simply Evil

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    For me, it's about the Blu-ray quality, not necessarily the uncut footage (although that is nice). The first one is barely edited and would easily pass with an "R" today.
     
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    That's what I meant. The uncut footage is nice to have, but a few seconds aren't that big of a deal to me. I've already purchased the Blu-ray, and the quality is indeed nice. However...since it's the "unrated" print being the source of these framing issues; I'd much rather just have a Blu-ray release of the "rated" print in the correct wider aspect ratio.
     
  8. vampyr789

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    I'd be happy with a hybrid cut of the film. Have all the deaths uncut except for Kevin Bacon's. The decision to cut out half of his death scene was a smart choice, IMO. The other extended deaths (aside from the extended take on Mrs. Voorhees', since it is pretty gory) hardly show anything at all.

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    yeah really, all they cut out is Annie and Marcie falling down. that is really it isnt it?
     
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    The way I see it is that if you want to watch the international version, there you go. This new disc is essentially a cleaned up version of the region 2 disk; that's how everybody saw it overseas. If you want the American version, you have the boxed set.

    Blu people are stuck with the international version.
     
  12. old-boo-radley

    old-boo-radley They stay the same age...

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    [​IMG]

    (All right, it's not perfect and generalized, but there's why I'd never buy the zoomed version)
     
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    You guys are missing out on an awesome alternate transfer. There is so much more detail in just the SE dvd release.

    It's not enough to get me to re-buy the other two, but damn does it look pretty (all though I sometimes like my Friday's grainy and go back to my tapes :D)

    The boxed set ones did look good, and still do, but damn; Friday looks like a new movie.

    btw... that's funny boo-radley :D
     
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    Unless you keep the old DVD. ;)

    ~Matt
     
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    I'm not sure where I stand on this one. A year ago, I wouldn't have cared either way, as I don't have a lot of interest in the series. There are a few good moments here and there, but I don't own a single movie. If I did buy any, it would probably be 2 and 4.

    But as mentioned in another thread, I got to see the first film theatrically at a midnight screening, and really developed a new appreciation for it. I kinda want to have a copy in my collection now.

    But which one........
     
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    Won't be seeing any of my money.... maybe paramount will replace these discs :lol:
     
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    It's kind of surprising that other forums are saying "10% zoomed is no big deal" or that it's much ado about nothing. :eek2:
     
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    "Unless you keep the old DVD"

    That's what I said "we still have the boxed set"

    I meant the minority of people that only want it for blu-ray.:glasses:
     
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    Just indulge Paff (you sure you don't already have a copy on LD? ;)) I mean, it's Friday the Goddamn 13th. Sure it's a shitty movie, but you can't help but love it. :D (But I agree, Parts 2 and 4 are my favs from the series as well - I actually almost hate Part 3 - it's one of my least favorite out of the entire series).

    ~Matt
     
  20. old-boo-radley

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    Yeah, before any real filmmaker jumps on my ass, it was half joke grounded in truth and I know the right still is off.

    Anyways, what inspired that image is actually the film Toxic Zombies (to a much lesser extent, what I'm imagining the Blu to look like). I'm not sure if it was shot in scope, 1.85:1 or was terribly directed in full frame, but the movie gave me an absolute headache because of the way the full frame shit DVD from Substance was framed. Since then, I've been much more interested in where things are supposed to go in a shot because it was just so bad in Toxic Zombies. So much of the stuff in the movie is an extreme closeup that it's nauseating. A damn fun drive-in flick if it weren't for that, though.
     

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