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10-21-2002, 01:17 AM
I have yet to purchase this dvd because when I rented it both sides of the disk were in full frame pan and scan. Even though the dvd list one side as 1:85:1 widescreen. has anyone had this problem with this disk, and if so have they corrected it.
10-21-2002, 01:19 AM
There is a 1.33:1 side and a 1.85:1 side. The problem is that the 1.85:1 side will play anamorphic (look full screen on a 4:3 set). You'll have to go to your DVD player menu and change the settings.
10-21-2002, 01:32 AM
thanks Michael. Is this a common problem i have had this happen with three other movies Bird with the crystal plumage, Beyond the darkness, and what have you done to solange? All three of these dvds worked properly as to what ratio they stated on the box when I used my play station 2 console. It was only on my sony player that they wouldn't play properly. Until I changed the settings on my dvd player. Now they play fine. Let's hope that Phantom of the opera plays like the others do now.
10-21-2002, 01:36 AM
All four of those titles have the 16x9 problem.
10-21-2002, 02:16 AM
Originally posted by meddle
i have had this happen with three other movies Bird with the crystal plumage, Beyond the darkness, and what have you done to solange?
That Sony must be your problem. I have a 4:3 TV, and all of these disks (including Argento's PHANTOM) play widescreen with both of my DVD players (Toshiba and Zenith).
10-21-2002, 03:40 AM
I changed the settings on my player, and now all of those dvds play in thier proper ratios. As for the problem being with my sony dvd player. Doesn't sony make plat station's. They have always played properly on my play station. I also tried the disks on two other sony dvd players they had the same problem until I changed the settings. The problem to me doesn't appear to be the players it appears to be the company when they pressed they dvds for 16 x 9 presentations the somehow made it so the disk reads the television improperly. By the way I have a 4:3 television, and these didn't work until we set the dvd player at 16:9 when I don't have a widescreen t.v.
Scott W. Davis
10-22-2002, 01:33 AM
You might not be thanking anyone here once you've seen the film. :D
10-22-2002, 08:40 PM
Oh no, not another Phantom thread. When do we start the name calling?
10-22-2002, 08:47 PM
I find it hilarious that such a film that so many consider to be a failure evokes such frequent and spirited discussion! Great flick, by the way! :)
10-22-2002, 10:40 PM
I have seen alot negative comments on Dario Argento's Phantom of The Opera. I myself never rate a film based on a filmakers past.
what I consider to be important when passing judgement on a film is 1. Did the film maker take a chance by making the picture? 2. Visually did the director present something not only stunning beauty, but did they make a film that doesn't look like a home movie 3. The plot? which in this films case may be the weakest part of the film 4. had phantom of the opera not been made into a movie so many times before then the new spin Dario gave the story might night be so offensive to those who expect some.thing completely different. I have a question for anyone who is as big of a Dario fan as I am. Is one of the main reason's for disliking this movie the lack of blood, and violence. For me I felt that it was a film maker making a movie for himself before returning to the cash cow that has kept him in business for so many years.
10-22-2002, 11:21 PM
Originally posted by meddle
For me I felt that it was a film maker making a movie for himself before returning to the cash cow that has kept him in business for so many years.
I'm a big fan of this movie, and part of the reason I like it so much was the fact that Dario Argento had the courage to take a familiar story and tackle it in such an unconventional way. Despite what many people might say about not paying attention to a director's previous work, you can't deny that there was a sense of disappointment with the direction that Argento decided to go with this film. I'm sure many people were expecting a traditional Phantom of the Opera type film with an Argento-Giallo touch to it, and what they got was something totally unexpected! There's absolutely nothing wrong with a filmmaker who decides on trying a different approach to familiar material, and people should really stop looking at the film in relation to the other Phantom of the Opera films, and start looking at it on it's own terms!
10-22-2002, 11:26 PM
10-23-2002, 03:20 PM
Scott, that was too funny.:)
10-24-2002, 11:50 PM
Not a great movie, but a very good one - certainly vastly underrated and misunderstood.
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