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ctyner
01-23-2001, 02:15 PM
"Other spec updates include a change to yesterday's announcement of Madman from Anchor Bay. Alas, the disc will not be anamorphic, though it still will be 1.85;1 widescreen."

...when obviously it is... I'll take the word of someone who actually has the disc over an announcement any day. http://www.horrordvds.com/forum/smile.gif



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Dave
01-23-2001, 03:32 PM
I already did, actually. http://www.horrordvds.com/forum/smile.gif I made the same mistake at first, but then I updated the review after Anchor Bay reminded me it was non-anamorphic.

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ArrowBeach
01-23-2001, 04:11 PM
Non Anamorphic!!! HUH? I dont get it. These guys actually did a anamorphic transfer on films that were 1.66 to even TV size stuff, but couldnt on this film? Why?

Dave
01-23-2001, 04:31 PM
From http://www.horrordvds.com/reviews/a-m/madman/


Another thing to note is that this is NOT an anamorphic transfer. The reason is because the transfer was actually completed a long time ago, before Anchor Bay started doing anamorphic transfers. The title has had numerous delays for various reasons, and is only now being released.


Reasonable explanation. Hey, if Fox isn't going to go back and remaster Planet of the Apes, you can expect Anchor Bay to go back and remaster Madman.

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ctyner
01-23-2001, 09:48 PM
Wow, when I re-read the review early this morning, I was positive it said 'anamorphic' in the Image Quality section, and I don't recall seeing any of that stuff about it being an old transfer. I guess that's what I get for reading stuff right after waking up.

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[This message has been edited by ctyner (edited 01-23-2001).]

Dave
01-24-2001, 01:56 AM
Originally posted by ctyner:
Wow, when I re-read the review early this morning, I was positive it said 'anamorphic' in the Image Quality section, and I don't recall seeing any of that stuff about it being an old transfer. I guess that's what I get for reading stuff right after waking up.



The first day the review was posted it did say that it was anamorphic, so perhaps you're thinking to back then. I updated the review when I got AB's explanation ...

http://www.horrordvds.com/forum/smile.gif


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Dave
01-24-2001, 06:36 AM
Originally posted by ctyner:
"Other spec updates include a change to yesterday's announcement of Madman from Anchor Bay. Alas, the disc will not be anamorphic, though it still will be 1.85;1 widescreen."

...when obviously it is... I'll take the word of someone who actually has the disc over an announcement any day. http://www.horrordvds.com/forum/smile.gif



Looks like I misread your message. My review clearly stated that Madman DVD is NOT ANAMORPHIC! I even explained why it wasn't in the Image Quality section...though I noticed that I left "16x9: Yes" down in the specs section - I've updated it now.

The DVD is definitely not anamorphic.



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