Wallace And Gromit: The Complete Collection

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Wallace And Gromit: The Complete Collection

Postby mwsinmd » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:26 pm

Agreed, these films are fantastic. And the review does take HIT Entertainment to task for disc setup but does not hit hard enough on the fact that HIT Entertainment choose to present Loaf and Death in a pan-and-scan format, not the correct wide screen. Note that the bonus feature on the making of Loaf and Death is in anamorphic wide screen, including scenes from the film.
Considering how little of the DVD space is utilized, both wide screen and pan-and-scan versions could have been put on the disc if there had to be a pan-and-scan presentation (I guess they think, since these are "children's show", the little tots don't want to watch wide screen shows on the 54" plasma sets in their bedrooms and therefore just give us pan-and-scan).
Great shows, very poor DVDs.
And, yes, I have R2 disc on order from Amazon.co.uk.
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Re: Wallace And Gromit: The Complete Collection

Postby HGervais » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:31 pm

Loaf & Death isn't widescreen? Whew! Glad I have my R2 disc.
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Re: Wallace And Gromit: The Complete Collection

Postby Bill Gibron » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:56 pm

It is on the BLU-RAY release of WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION fyi

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Re: Wallace And Gromit: The Complete Collection

Postby mwsinmd » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:45 pm

Yes, according to the DVD Verdict review on the BLU-RAY release of this title, Loaf & Death is in wide screen there, BUT...
That review shows the Video Format as 1.78:1 Non-Anamorphic (1080p).
Non-Anamorphic?
Come on, HIT Entertainment, move into the 21st Century.
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Re: Wallace And Gromit: The Complete Collection

Postby Tom B » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:20 pm

mwsinmd wrote:Yes, according to the DVD Verdict review on the BLU-RAY release of this title, Loaf & Death is in wide screen there, BUT...
That review shows the Video Format as 1.78:1 Non-Anamorphic (1080p).
Non-Anamorphic?
Come on, HIT Entertainment, move into the 21st Century.


Actually, all Blu Ray is non-anamorphic.
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Re: Wallace And Gromit: The Complete Collection

Postby Steve T Power » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:12 pm

Tom B wrote:
mwsinmd wrote:Yes, according to the DVD Verdict review on the BLU-RAY release of this title, Loaf & Death is in wide screen there, BUT...
That review shows the Video Format as 1.78:1 Non-Anamorphic (1080p).
Non-Anamorphic?
Come on, HIT Entertainment, move into the 21st Century.


Actually, all Blu Ray is non-anamorphic.


The halford disc i reviewed way back when wasn't ;)
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Re: Wallace And Gromit: The Complete Collection

Postby mwsinmd » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:11 am

Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa.
Obviously I am an old geezers who is not up on the latest technology.
It is written at avsforum.com that while a DVD can be formatted for either 4:3 (non-anamorphic) or 16:9 (anamorphic), a BLU-RAY is natively 16:9 and so there is no need for an anamorphic format (as long as the aspect ratio is 1.78:1 or less; at aspect ratios great than 1.78:1 - like 2.35:1 - you can argue that there should be BLU-RAY anamorphic format - which does not now exist - but hey, it's still higher resolution than an anamorphic DVD).
Now if the above is wrong, I'm sure someone will correct me.
And I still think the U.S. Hit Entertainment DVD is poor and await my R2 DVD from England.
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