Xen why would you like it to be? Yes I know silly question. I was actually thinking of something short and not quite so ambitious to get us started off on, a short interesting stream of consciousness story called Compromise that's on Fan Fic net. But that would necessitate another topic.
Post by sparklingblue on May 29, 2003 16:00:18 GMT -5
Sparkling, do you have the DVD already? Did you get it in English with a German subtitle option or in German? or does your DVD have both?
Yes, I do have the DVD. I was so impatient to have it that I pre-ordered it from amazon back in February or March.
My DVD has an English and a German version, and also subtitles. For me, there's nothing like the original. Subtitles tend to distract me (not good in this case ) and I can't stand dubbing either. It kills so many jokes.
The DVD is now mine.... muhahahahaha... unfortunately without a couple of Region 2 "exclusives... but still rather packed. I'm still making my way though it but so far the highlight comes from PB's comentary:
Post by Myrtle Groggins on Jun 7, 2003 0:31:15 GMT -5
I'd much rather see Bond and Myrtle get it on!!
Just got my DVD today. It was a pre-order and didn't realize it was going to be the full screen version only. Ugh. I prefer my DVDs to have both widescreen and full screen options. Guess this is just a way to get me to buy both versions. HA
I did watch part of the special features disk. Those scenes are in widescreen. Go figure.
Myrtle Groggins, PI Some of the world's most powerful people have met me.
"Cash? I never carry cash. It's so bulky." "Never carry change. Too noisy."
Maybe you should send your fullcreen back and request the widescreen. Tell them it's like buying a book when you buy one you don't excpect to get sent the abridged version. I bought mine at Costco on pre-order and later realized there wasn't a box to say widescreen or full and was praying that I didn't get sent a fullscreen.
Post by Myrtle Groggins on Jun 7, 2003 22:05:07 GMT -5
Yes, that's what I am thinking of doing.....sending it back. Of course, I opened it, so there could be a problem there. I could just say that I am a dummy and that I thought fullscreen meant WIDEscreen, but who would believe me? Actually, I did open it BEFORE I read the package note "FULL SCREEN" in silver.
On checking out my other Bond DVDs, I see that they are all widescreen only. I guess that how they do the Bond movies. Perhaps its something MGM does. Other movies that I have on DVD, you can choose the version before viewing the movie. <shrug>
I'd try and send it back, the worse they can say is, sorry no exchanges. But really if they didn't list it on the page you ordered from as fullscreen you have a very good complaint, opened or not.
All the Special Edition Bond DVD's have been widescreen only (only the early releases of GE and TND had both on one disc but they didn't have any extras so there was room) until this issue and only in the U.S. have they added the fullscreen option, no doubt because of those people who complain about how those black bars give them less picture. Ugh.
Actually, I think wide screen is much more popular in Europe these days than in the US. I heard they sell more wide screen TVs and some of current TV shows are already being made in wide screen - including some soap operas.
I really see no reason not to put both versions of DAD on the same DVD - there's always that side that has cool "007" on; it can be put for better use. Do they think many fans will buy both versions? I'd say they'll get more if the edition containing both versions is priced slightly higher. But it seems to be too complicated for MGM - somebody has to flip those disks in the burner. That is, if they don't own 2-sided burners that are probably used to manufacture 2-sided DVDs.
Actually putting someting on both sides of the disk actually degrades the image somewhat so I've read,(there are also issues with dual layers vs single layers and DAD is dual layered) which is why if you notice, better disks that are flippable tend to have very basic extras, maybe a commentary and that's it. With two commentary tracks as well as the a very intensive data-stream track on disk one it would probably have affected the image transfer quite a bit. hence two versions. But again this is the only time they're sold a separate full-screen version but thankfully it's outsold by the much better wide.