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Old 05-07-2003, 12:11 AM   #1
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The Legend of Boggy Creek DVD question

THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK is an older favorite of mine, and I recently came across the DVD at a local store for a really cheap price. I just want to know, does anyone know if this film was shot in widescreen, and if it was, is this DVD widescreen? I'll probably pick it up even if its not OAR because I love the film and the price is very cheap. Still, I will be pissed if its not OAR. Please let me know. Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-07-2003, 12:40 AM   #2
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i have the dvd and it is not widescreen. I don't know if it was shown theatrically widescreen. The dvd is ok not the best but of course you know that. I'm glad I bought it though, brings back good memories
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Old 05-07-2003, 04:08 AM   #3
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It wasn't as good as I remember, but it was worth it, especially for the $5 I paid for a used copy!! It is fullscreen, as betterdan said, and I doubt that you are missing any if much of the frame.
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Old 05-07-2003, 07:38 AM   #4
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Thanks guys! It is very much appreciated.
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Old 07-05-2006, 03:20 PM   #5
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I just watched this and Creature From Black Lake released on the Sterling label. I'm pretty sure Boggy Creek was originally shot in widescreen as there are at least two pan & scan type of scenes.
Creature From Black Lake is presented in 1.85:1 non-anamorphic widescreen but still missing lots of info so I assume it was originally shot in 2.35:1. I only wish there were better DVDs of these movies available because both are quite fun and entertaining.
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Old 07-05-2006, 04:08 PM   #6
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I have a tape where the 2.35:1 widescreen picture is squeezed to fit the TV so everyone and everything looks stretched and very tall.
The DVD I have from Hens Tooth is decent. But the zoom-ins (it's full frame, too) are too much. Still, it's better than the stretched version...but at least that tape had all the picture information showing. The DVD needs major re-invention.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:35 PM   #7
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Seems like this is going to be "The Year of the Sasquatch". Following the recent release of The Bigfoot Filmography book, it looks like we will also get a look behind-the-scenes of the true stories and movies based on The Fouke Monster. The book is called The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster and is scheduled for release in March, although there is no listing yet on Amazon.

I'm reading through The Bigfoot Filmography now and loving it. Since the Boggy Creek DVDs are barebones (and Return to... is MIA on disc) it'll be great to hear some info on the making of these films.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:47 PM   #8
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Seems like this is going to be "The Year of the Sasquatch". Following the recent release of The Bigfoot Filmography book, it looks like we will also get a look behind-the-scenes of the true stories and movies based on The Fouke Monster. The book is called The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster and is scheduled for release in March, although there is no listing yet on Amazon.

I'm reading through The Bigfoot Filmography now and loving it. Since the Boggy Creek DVDs are barebones (and Return to... is MIA on disc) it'll be great to hear some info on the making of these films.
I'd love to pick up that Bigfoot book, but $48 is pretty steep and it's listed as a paperback too.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:49 AM   #9
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I'd love to pick up that Bigfoot book, but $48 is pretty steep and it's listed as a paperback too.
Being a huge Bigfoot fan, I think it's worth the price. I did think it was odd that McFarland only released it in paperback as the other film books I own from them are hardcover with better paper stock.
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Seems like this is going to be "The Year of the Sasquatch". Following the recent release of The Bigfoot Filmography book, it looks like we will also get a look behind-the-scenes of the true stories and movies based on The Fouke Monster. The book is called The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster and is scheduled for release in March, although there is no listing yet on Amazon.

I'm reading through The Bigfoot Filmography now and loving it. Since the Boggy Creek DVDs are barebones (and Return to... is MIA on disc) it'll be great to hear some info on the making of these films.
Year of the bigfoot indeed....

http://www.amazon.com/Cum-Bigfoot-Mo...0&sr=1-2-fkmr0

Thanks.
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I just bought the book The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster. The Fouke Monster website http://foukemonster.net/shop.htm has a 2014 dvd release of The Legend of Boggy Creek.

There is another website comparing the different dvd releases of Boggy Creek: http://legendofboggycreek.com/releases.htm

Has anyone seen this 2014 dvd release from Film Trauma? I have the 2002 Sterling Entertainment release & would like to get a better dvd release if there is such a thing. I have minimal expectations for the remastered picture they claim, but there is definitely room for improvement from the version I have.
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:03 AM   #12
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The Legend Of Boggy Creek was shot 2.35:1. You can watch that version on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnH2GVYP4tI

Resolution isn't great. It's sourced from VHS--as are all 2.35 versions currently in circulation. Hopefully the original elements are out there. It looks much more like a movie (as opposed to a cheesy TV show) in the correct aspect ratio.
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:20 PM   #13
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You can also free download (or watch) the 2.35:1 version here...

https://archive.org/details/TheLegendOfBoggyCreek1972

"This print is in the original 2:35.1 LTBX format as seen in most theatres, not a cropped full screen print. I have also uploaded the original theatrical trailer and television spot. It took years of scrounging to finally get my hands on a theatrical print so fans could experience it. I compressed the video file enough to deter some weinee from sticking it on a DVD-R and selling it on eBay but left the quality high enough to be worth watching. Being public domain I could have hired a company to put it and my menus on a DVD and put all those crappy full screen DVD releases in the tank but I want as many people as possible to see and enjoy it."
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Old 05-15-2014, 07:27 PM   #14
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The Legend Of Boggy Creek was shot 2.35:1. You can watch that version on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnH2GVYP4tI

Resolution isn't great. It's sourced from VHS--as are all 2.35 versions currently in circulation. Hopefully the original elements are out there. It looks much more like a movie (as opposed to a cheesy TV show) in the correct aspect ratio.
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You can also free download (or watch) the 2.35:1 version here...

https://archive.org/details/TheLegendOfBoggyCreek1972

"This print is in the original 2:35.1 LTBX format as seen in most theatres, not a cropped full screen print. I have also uploaded the original theatrical trailer and television spot. It took years of scrounging to finally get my hands on a theatrical print so fans could experience it. I compressed the video file enough to deter some weinee from sticking it on a DVD-R and selling it on eBay but left the quality high enough to be worth watching. Being public domain I could have hired a company to put it and my menus on a DVD and put all those crappy full screen DVD releases in the tank but I want as many people as possible to see and enjoy it."
Thanks, guys. This helps. I've only seen this movie in full frame format.
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:25 PM   #15
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You can also free download (or watch) the 2.35:1 version here...

https://archive.org/details/TheLegendOfBoggyCreek1972

"This print is in the original 2:35.1 LTBX format as seen in most theatres, not a cropped full screen print. I have also uploaded the original theatrical trailer and television spot. It took years of scrounging to finally get my hands on a theatrical print so fans could experience it. I compressed the video file enough to deter some weinee from sticking it on a DVD-R and selling it on eBay but left the quality high enough to be worth watching. Being public domain I could have hired a company to put it and my menus on a DVD and put all those crappy full screen DVD releases in the tank but I want as many people as possible to see and enjoy it."
I also have this version. Original author's hyperbole aside, it's clear this was sourced from the same video master--and one that's almost certainly several generations removed from the original source. Hopefully the claims of existing 35mm prints are true. A direct transfer from film elements (even severely damaged elements) would blow the circulating widescreen versions out of the water.
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