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Old 05-31-2013, 02:29 PM   #46
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They're open-matte because of the squarish frame that 35mm has. As far as I know, up until recently with HD digital cameras, every singe movie shot on 35mm that was intended to be cropped to 1.85 or 1.66 has an open-matte version.

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Old 05-31-2013, 03:43 PM   #47
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They're open-matte because of the squarish frame that 35mm has. As far as I know, up until recently with HD digital cameras, every singe movie shot on 35mm that was intended to be cropped to 1.85 or 1.66 has an open-matte version.

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90% + do, but there are exceptions like almost all Abel Ferrara flicks and some John Woo (Hard Boiled) used "hard-mattes", which cropped them in camera, leaving no extra picture on the sides and true pan & scan 4X3 versions.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:54 AM   #48
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Blu-Ray.com weighs in:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Ho.../25056/#Review
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:45 AM   #49
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so keep the scandinavian dvd for the welcome to werewolf land doc and the fake porn movie thing ( never watch it, but I'm a completist)
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:08 AM   #50
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The Beav on THE HOWLING -- including comparison pics.

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-r...ng_blu-ray.htm
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:15 AM   #51
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I was reading the DVDBeaver review and I realized something; the runtimes on the Unleashing The Beast documentary are different. It seems the documentary on the Scream Factory release is 48 mins long while on the MGM disc 54 mins long. Why is that?
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:21 PM   #52
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I was reading the DVDBeaver review and I realized something; the runtimes on the Unleashing The Beast documentary are different. It seems the documentary on the Scream Factory release is 48 mins long while on the MGM disc 54 mins long. Why is that?

Maybe Shout dropped the intros and credit sequences?
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:42 AM   #53
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I was reading the DVDBeaver review and I realized something; the runtimes on the Unleashing The Beast documentary are different. It seems the documentary on the Scream Factory release is 48 mins long while on the MGM disc 54 mins long. Why is that?
DVDBeaver's runtimes are correct. I've checked the Blu-ray and the old DVD, and the documentary is definitely that much longer on the older DVD.

The picture quality of the documentary also looks better on the old DVD for some reason. The Blu-ray has bad "combing" problems that are very noticeable. They probably recoded it, and these artifacts were introduced in that process. There are none of these combing issues noticeable in the doc on the older DVD.

I am fairly certain this is what the runtime difference is...

The documentary was in 5 separate "parts" on the old DVD. You could choose to play the entire documentary, or just view each of the 5 parts. Each of those parts has "end credits" which play over 1+ minutes each. Those end credits played whether you chose to view the entire documentary, or just one of the 5 parts. Shout simply cut those end credits out of the documentary.

So multiply that, and it accounts for the runtime discrepancy. I seriously doubt anything is actually missing from the documentary on the Blu-ray.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:13 AM   #54
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I had a feeling it had something to do with the credits but I thought that was unlikely. So in short, nothing is missing from the documentary itself (other than the end credits)?
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:18 AM   #55
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I had a feeling it had something to do with the credits but I thought that was unlikely. So in short, nothing is missing from the documentary itself (other than the end credits)?
No, I didn't notice anything missing. The excision of the end credits would have shaved off about 6 minutes from the total running time.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:04 AM   #56
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Well thanks so much for clearing that up!
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:54 PM   #57
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The terrible truth:


Shout Factory's edition of "The Howling" is an audio/video disgrace.
Not only is it the same Universal/StudioCanal HD transfer with it's terrible contrast and green push- with zero contrast or color corrections by Shout Factory. As if that wasn't enough the "original mono track" is actually a 2.0 down mix of the 5.1 MGM mix. The Universal/StudioCanal disc actually had the original Mono mix as DTS HD Master Audio.

Once again Shout Factory proves itself to be the American version of Arrow Video, lazy and all about the package- not whats inside it.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:07 PM   #58
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that's why I didn't bother... thank god..
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:18 AM   #59
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It looks way better than the DVD I have now, so I'm happy.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:39 AM   #60
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It looks way better than the DVD I have now, so I'm happy.
My thoughts exactly. It also has one of the best sets of extras for a catalog genre release this year. Very happy with my purchase.
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