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Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by FeelForce1, Dec 22, 2007.
A Christmas Story! My annual gonna drive my wife CRAZY! I wonder if it will be in true HD?
Wonder what this has to do with anything related to D* programming.
I guess it fits in there with Home Alone on FX.
I hope so! I'm Jones'ing for it!!!:lol:
movie is from 1982. it was not shot in hd. It could only be upconverted
It was shot on film, and in widescreen. There's a Blu-Ray version of it.
Why would it need to be 'upconverted'?
do you know, is the blu-ray version the real widescreen, or the sham of a widescreen that mgm released on dvd, which was the fullscreen version, cropped top and bottom to give the illusion of widescreen. yes, you heard me right: first they crop it left and right for fullscreen. then for the 'special edition widescreen,' they cropped the top and the bottom of the fullscreen. pretty soon, there won't be anything left!
I only looked at the beginning, but it looked reasonable. I believe the film was shot in 1.37:1, but framed for 1.85:1 (the theatrical release), which would explain why the widescreen version appears cropped from the fullscreen version. This was not uncommon, as an alternative to having to pan and scan for television, and occasionally resulted in some unintended things (like, microphone booms, etc.) appearing in the 4:3 version.
The Blu-Ray is 1.85:1, with a DD1.0 mono track.
It might convert well to widescreen but it is going to be upconverted 1080i.
Please go read the home alone on FX thread. This is totally wrong. Anything shot on film can be remastered in HD. I have this on HD-DVD and it is NOT an upconvert.
The A Christmas Story Blu-Ray disc is 1080p, remastered from the film.
You'll lose an eye watching that thing!
it's a major award!
Dudes, it's on TBS, and it's not baseball, so I'm almost sure it won't be in HD
It's also available on HD-DVD... In glorious 1080p..
Gentlemen, you do realize that, depending on the particular film stock, real film is approximately 2000p24 to 6000p24? So much higher than 1080p.
That is how HDnet has so many older TV shows in true HD, because they used real film back then. (HDnet does use the full film frame and crop a smidge to get a widescreen.)
Glad I'm not the only one that looks forward to this every year...
1.37 : 1 (negative ratio)
1.85 : 1 (intended ratio)
While the movie was released by MGM, the release rights is now with Warner Bros. which has released the movie as one-disc DVD, two-disc DVD, HD-DVD, and Blu-Ray. Of course, I saw it in the theaters almost 25 years ago. (Damn, now I'm starting to sound old.)
As it is with just about every new DVD these days, the studios return back to the original elements to remaster and restore the film. The telecine transfer is done on a state of the art digital HD telecine and probably scanned and dirt busted to clean it up as best as possible. The sound will have been restored to best possible and conformed to picture for DVD release in HD and SD. Because of this, the DVD will be widescreened either to original theatrical release specs or to 1.77 ration for TVs.
So I'm willing to bet TNT or TBS (I forget who will run it) will run HD with an SD simul at the same time if not downconverted to SD off the HD tape. And it would be a great way to show off HD for Christmas especially to those who got HD sets and service recently.