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Old 03-22-2012, 03:05 PM
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Default 'Altered States,' 'The Astronaut's Wife,' and 'Brainstorm' are coming July 10

Altered States
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http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/3877...nautswife.html

Brainstorm
http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/6781/brainstorm.html
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Curious how the aspect ratio will be handled on Brainstorm. In theaters, the 1.85:1 "real world" scenes were pillarboxed in the center of the screen, and the picture would expand outwards during the 2.35:1 "brainstorm" sequences. The first Laserdisc edition recreated this, which meant that the majority of the movie was windowboxed in the middle of a (4:3, at the time) TV screen with black bars all around.

Later Laserdisc and DVD editions reversed the whole dynamic of the movie, so that the real-world scenes were larger and filled a 16:9 TV screen, while the brainstorm sequences were letterboxed.
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Curious how the aspect ratio will be handled on Brainstorm. In theaters, the 1.85:1 "real world" scenes were pillarboxed in the center of the screen, and the picture would expand outwards during the 2.35:1 "brainstorm" sequences. The first Laserdisc edition recreated this, which meant that the majority of the movie was windowboxed in the middle of a (4:3, at the time) TV screen with black bars all around.

Later Laserdisc and DVD editions reversed the whole dynamic of the movie, so that the real-world scenes were larger and filled a 16:9 TV screen, while the brainstorm sequences were letterboxed.
Oh man, I loved Brainstorm, it was also Natalie Woods last movie.
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Astronaut's Wife is my only MUST of these 3. Altered States didn't do it for me, have yet to see Brainstorm. May check it out for right price. AW, though, I really liked the pace and structure of it when I first saw it 5, 6 years ago, and would love to see it again.
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"Altered States" blew the entire contents of my 20-year-old skull into the back of the theater seat. I can't even remember how many times I went back to see it again. The John Corigliano score alone was worth the price of admission. I wonder how well it holds up.
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I love Altered States. It deserves a better release than the flipper disc it got back when dvds first came out.
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In theaters, the 1.85:1 "real world" scenes were pillarboxed in the center of the screen, and the picture would expand outwards during the 2.35:1 "brainstorm" sequences.
More importantly, I want them to use the Showscan version and transfer at 1080i60. I'm not naive enough to think that they will, though.
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I was way off on the quality "Dangerous Liaisons" BD would be; hope I'm super surprised by "AS" BD as well!
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Astronaut's Wife is my only MUST of these 3. Altered States didn't do it for me, have yet to see Brainstorm. May check it out for right price. AW, though, I really liked the pace and structure of it when I first saw it 5, 6 years ago, and would love to see it again.


Wow. I should have walked out on Astronaut's Wife when I saw it in theaters. I hated it and hated the fact that they tried to remake Rosemary's Baby.
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"Altered States" blew the entire contents of my 20-year-old skull into the back of the theater seat. I can't even remember how many times I went back to see it again. The John Corigliano score alone was worth the price of admission. I wonder how well it holds up.
I was equally captivated with it and enjoyed uncounted repeat viewings of a 70mm print with a six track magnetic sound track. That track alone in DTS-HD Master should be mind blowing and don't even start me on the visuals!
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