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[versions] [LIST] DVDs with both widescreen and open matte versions
#1
So I browsed a bit the web, to no avail.

I like to collect DVDs that are either dual sided, or DVD-9, holding both widescreen and open matte versions of films.

Most of those were released in the early days of DVD from 1997 on.

Anyone could help build a more complete list by contributing, please feel free to post titles here.

Some of those I come across:

- Batman
- Batman Returns
- Batman Forever
- Batman & Robin
- Bronco Billy (actually it's cropped on the sides)
- Cobra
- The Crow (2 disc set)
- Dark City
- Dr No
- Evil Dead 2
- The Exorcist
- Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer
- From Russia With Love
- Goldeneye (Pan & Scan side)
- Goldfinger
- Hang'Em High
- Hellraiser
- Hellraiser 2
- Jumper
- Last Action Hero
- Memphis Belle
- Men In Black
- Nightmare on Elm Street (all 7 of them)
- Payback
- Resident Evil: Apocalypse
- The Specialist
- Speed
- Starman
- Super Speedway
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Total Recall

Don't hesitate to add. Also feel free to point cases like Bronco Billy, where they cropped the sides instead of open-matting.
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#2
"Men in Black" limited edition on DVD18, dual layer and flipper at the same time, has both 1.85:1 and 1.33:1 AR. I have it in PAL French edition.
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#3
I think all of the following are more likely the open mate versions..

The 7 Nightmare on Elm Street Films had Dual Screen Format DVD releases in USA. I am not sure if Dual side, or DVD-9
Dark City also had Wide- and Fulscreen Combo releasde in USA
Evil Dead 2 also seemed to have a release with both Frame Formats in USA.
Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 also seem to be on that list from the USA.

And a very odd one from Germany:
Jackie Brown 1st DVD release was 1.33:1 Full Frame (open matte), and had a subtitle Track that just added black bars on top and bottom to matte it to 1.85:1.
"Never cut a deal with a dragon..."
- Old Shadowrun wisdom
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#4
Mulan R1 Gold Collection DVD - It has slightly more top/bottom but quite a lot on the side cropped.

Starman R1

Last Action Hero R1
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#5
Yes, Jackie Brown, who in their right mind would matte Bridget Fonda bottoms! The movie matted is just NOT it!
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#6
Many of these are opened up for most shots. Some things like CG/VFX shots and possibly credits sequences will be cropped or sometimes letterboxed.

Mulan was animated and finished at 1.60:1, so 1.33 would be losing a noticeable amount on the sides.

Bronco Billy was probably hard matted in camera, hence why the 4:3 version is a massacre job.
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The Crow (2 disc UK edition)
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(2021-05-21, 11:10 PM)Stamper Wrote: Yes, Jackie Brown, who in their right mind would matte Bridget Fonda bottoms! The movie matted is just NOT it!

I first watched Jackie Brown when it premiered on the FX network in the US. They made a pretty big deal about it. May have been one of the first bottoms I saw on TV!
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(2021-05-28, 08:31 PM)eledoremassis02 Wrote: The Crow (2 disc UK edition)

But weren't both versions on different discs? Not a "one DVD for both" DVD?
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It stills count! I forgot, I have an open matte copy, which is the UK DVD.
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