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    Vcx 40th anniversary dvd of devil in miss jones

    I am thinking of rebuying the vcx 2 disc 40th anniversary release of the devil in miss jones but I wanted to ask first did anyone else who owns this notice that the picture seemed stretched horizontally? The image just seemed that way to me and I wanted to see if anyone else thought this? Or if I'm just imagining this?

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    Is it not just presented as 1:33:1 and its just the 16x9 tv settings stretching the image? Its been a while since I watched it.

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    No it is anamorphic widescreen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fundi View Post
    I am thinking of rebuying the vcx 2 disc 40th anniversary release of the devil in miss jones but I wanted to ask first did anyone else who owns this notice that the picture seemed stretched horizontally? The image just seemed that way to me and I wanted to see if anyone else thought this? Or if I'm just imagining this?
    I have the first release from VCX/Raincoat Theater (definitive collector's edition) and it is like you said. Packaging says its aspect ratio is 1.66:1 and is 'letterbox' but doesn't say 'Enhanced for Widescreen TVs". In order to view it without it looking "stretched out" I have to change the aspect ration on my tv to 4:3 and the picture sits in a black box (there are black bars surrounding the picture on all 4 sides) or, depending on which player I am using, use Vertical Zoom or All Direction Zoom so it fills the screen without distortion.

    It seems like I read awhile back that the 40th Anniversary Edition fixed this issue but I guess they didn't if you had the 40th Anniversary Edition and it was presented the same way.

    Anthony

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    I asked vcx if they had any plans to release devil in miss jones on blu ray and they replied that blu ray doesn't look any better than dvd so it wouldn't be any point in releasing it on blu ray lol

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    I watched the film for the first time yesterday. My release is an old Danish ex-rental VHS and it has tiny back bars top and bottom. It looks like 1.66:1. Being a *Danish* VHS it is also uncut. I googled the DVD releases and it seems several of them are cut.



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    I've just watched my "Wildside" release and that's stretched in the other direction but altering the aspect ratio adjustment on the tv sorts it. It's very good quality but unfortunately its missing just over 2 minutes. I have no idea what they've cut. A blu would be nice.

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    VCX doesn't reali9ze they have a catalog of films they could make piles of money off of by restoring them and releasing in HD or 4K digital downloads to own. T am not buying anything from VCX their films usually look like shit, why do companies think they have us over a barrel, I don't feel like I have to buy any movies, If they don't care enough to do a quality release, I don't have the time to worry about their crappy releases. There's too much out there to spend my entertainment dollars on, I'm big into music, and there are all kinds of amazing CD/LP releases out there I'd rather spend money on than a VHS transferred to DVD. If VCX does ever do HD or 4K releases I'm sure they'll just transfer their VHS to blu ray and call it a great amazing release.

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