Finally, Blockbuster sees the light!
Blockbuster Brings in More Widescreen (www.videostoremag.com/news/html/breaking_article.cfm?article_id=4794)
2003-05-08, 10:25 AM
Now we have to stop the studios from making 2 versions of every movie.
With the volumes of product that Blockbuster purchases, it would seem that at some point in time the "demand" for FS titles will disappear........here's hoping.
2003-05-08, 11:33 AM
When there is both widescreen and 'fullscreen' versions available, how many times do you find only widescreen versions left on the shelf for a popular new title? For me, it seems to be never.
2003-05-08, 03:34 PM
What great news. I was just writing to Blockbuster last week about not finding a single widescreen copy of '8-mile' at the local rental strore. They had replied to check the news in the coming weeks. Here it is. I'll make sure to write them back to say how pleased I am.
2003-05-08, 04:34 PM
They must be really p!ssing the studios off though...the biggest reason they started making seperate 'fullscreen' and widescreen versions in the first place was pressure from Blockbuster!
This shouldn't have caused the studios too much grief since they were P&S-ing almost all VHS titles. Perhaps when everything is WS, we can save 25 cents a DVD...
2003-05-09, 10:22 AM
I was so upset last night when I went to rent a movie. I was going to get "catch me if you can" and it was there on dvd. The front of the box has no indication of whether its full screen or wide. I looked on the back and in little letter "1"33:1" all the copies were like this. Why are they doing this!! If there is one thing in this world that makes me mad is pan and scan. Studios, directors have to stop doing this!!!! Please for of us with widescreen tv's, people would like to see the movie the way the director intended!!!!!!!!!!
They have both versions at my Blockbuster. Look at the spine of the DVD - it says Widescreen or Fullscreen in blue at the top of the spine. Not very useful for rental shops though.
Also, the box that you rent has WS or FF (full frame?) on it to differentiate.
Next time, ask a clerk and he/she may be able to find you a WS. I had to look at a lot of DVDs to find WS myself.
2003-05-09, 12:36 PM
I'm planning on buying this movie tonight. I did notice a very small sticker that said widescreen or Fullscreen. Not sure if it was attached to the wraping or not.
2003-05-09, 01:45 PM
yes i realize on most of them they have a something that says full screen or wide...but that wasn't my point.. my point was they need to stop making them pan and scan...i see it happening more and more and i dont like it!
I looked on the back and in little letter "1"33:1" all the copies were like this.
You said "all the copies were 1.33:1". That's what I was commenting on.
As for more P&S, yes during the past year they have made more movies available in P&S (due to viewer requests), but I think the trend is reversing, as consumers understand that they miss up to half the movie when this is done and as they purchase larger and WS TVs.
I don't think you'll find many on this forum that are not "pro OAR"
2003-06-14, 10:55 PM
Has anybody seen Van Wilder Unrated version......on the same disc the movie is in Full Screen and Widescreen....don't know why others can't offer both in the same disk