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Is Salem's Lot on TNT in HD?

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  1. C*Tedesco

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    I'm at my parents house and started watching Salem's Lot with Rob Lowe in it. Not that bad, but noticed it's in letter-box. Is this in a true HD format? Or is it in that horrible stretch mode.

    Just wondering...
     
  2. kmcnamara

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    I believe it's real HD. I watched it last weekend and it looked really good.
     
  3. Cyclone

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    Yeah, this is one of the few Real HDTV programs on TNT-HD.
     
  4. C*Tedesco

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    Damn, my parents don't have HD so I turned it off so I could watch it at home. By the way, was it any good??? The movie that is?
     
  5. kmcnamara

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    Yeah, I thought it was good. I was 11 when the 1st version was made. I wasn't old enough to see scary movies at the theater so when I saw it on TV, I remember it was the scariest movie I'd ever seen. I would imagine that this version would've been scarier to me if I hadn't already known the basic plot elements - although there are differences between the 2. I'd be interested to know which version was more like the book. This version obviously has decent special affects (especially compared to the 1979 version).
     
  6. snathanb

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    The first one was made for TV, as well. I don't believe it ever had a theatrical run.
     
  7. Bobby94928

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    You are correct, the 1979 version was a TV production.
     
  8. Mike D-CO5

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    I thought the 1979 version was scarrier. I ws a senior in highschool when it premeired on Nbc I believe, and it scared me. The scene where the mother and father were talking to each other at the kitchen table and the vampire came through the window and cracked their heads together and killed them got me. That vampire looked a lot scarrier than in the new version. I really didn't understand the ending in this version vs the old one. That seems to be the problem with a lot of new movies. They concentrate on a lot of computer animation and special effects and don't tell the story anymore.
     
  9. kmcnamara

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    Yeah, I know (I remember watching it on TV). My comments about Salem's Lot vs. theatrical horror movies weren't clear. What I meant was "Salem's lot was the scariest thing I had seen since I wasn't allowed to see scary movies in the theater."
     
  10. David_Levin

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    Looks good, except for the silly numbers that pop on the screen before and after the annoying flashing promos.

    (6 large numbers usually a few seconds before the promo shows up). Perhaps this problem is only on the E* feed.

    I need to stop reading now - haven't watched the end yet (maybe the vamps will win, or Buffy and Angel will show up and save the day :grin: ).
     
  11. mainedish

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    The vampire was fantastic in the 1979 version. Rob Lowe was a mistake to have as the lead.
     
  12. kmcnamara

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    Actually, I thought he was perfect. Isn't he kind of the David Soul of the new millennium? :D

    The kitchen scene I think stuck out to me as being the most different between the 2. I wonder which version is most like the novella. In the 1979 version, Stryker (sp?) was there and served as the voice of the vampire (e.g. "Confront the master faith vs. faith. Throw away the cross. etc.") since that vampire was sort of Nosferatu-like and didn't seem to be able to talk. In the new version, the vampire is Rutger Hauer being his usual scary self - but he of course could talk. Stryker was dead so he couldn't be there in the new one.
     
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