Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Farscape: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$52.99
Justified: The Complete Final Season (Blu-ray)
$29.99
Mad Max Anthology (Blu-ray)
$54.99
Entourage: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$94.99
John Wick (Blu-ray)
$14.96
A Most Wanted Man (Blu-ray)
$9.96
The Wolverine 3D (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Draft Day (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Bram Stoker's Dracula / Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Blu-ray)
$7.88
Autómata (Blu-ray)
$5.00
Malcolm X (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Gattaca (Blu-ray)
$4.96
What's your next favorite movie?
Join our movie community to find out


Image from: Life of Pi (2012)

Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Movies > Blu-ray Movies - North America > Wish Lists

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Yesterday, 12:53 AM   #4921
joa joa is offline
Junior Member
 
Mar 2015
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by simonynwa View Post
Hacks all of them - why they didnt use widescreen is beyond me
Realistically though, Lynch and Whedon were just using the standard ratio for TV at the time -- it wasn't necessarily an artistic choice. Lynch has used widescreen for all his film work.

Some directors seem to genuinely prefer academy though - or at least think it is more suitable for their work - like Andrea Arnold. And some others use it achieve a period effect (e.g. Wes Anderson).
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 01:03 AM   #4922
iaragorn1 iaragorn1 is online now
Active Member
 
iaragorn1's Avatar
 
Nov 2010
Southwest
187
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by joa View Post
Realistically though, Lynch and Whedon were just using the standard ratio for TV at the time -- it wasn't necessarily an artistic choice. Lynch has used widescreen for all his film work.

Some directors seem to genuinely prefer academy though - or at least think it is more suitable for their work - like Andrea Arnold. And some others use it achieve a period effect (e.g. Wes Anderson).
Kubrick is an interesting example. He would shot academy ratio and then manipulate the image from there. People to this day argue over the "correct" aspect ratios for some of his films.
What did the Director of Photography of the X-Files (season 1-3) really say about 16:9:

"QUESTION: How do you see television changing?
BARTLEY: I could take a month to answer that question. Things are always changing, and they are also staying the same. We shot The X Files in Super 35 format and framed for 4:3.
We protected for 16:9, because we knew it was coming. We also do that on Lost."
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 04:48 AM   #4923
Maxwell Everett Maxwell Everett is offline
Expert Member
 
May 2009
71
Default New Royalty Free Songs?

Did anyone else notice that in the new HD Netflix streaming version of "Beyond the Sea" that the Sinatra Bobby Darrin title song played at Captain William Scully's funeral has been replaced by a French language version? I wonder how many other songs (which Fox would otherwise have to pay royalties for) have been replaced in the new HD Netflix copies? Anyone noticed anything similar to this?

I'm sure there are bound to be other examples of this sort of thing. One possibility that comes to mind immediately where royalties might be involved is the Vandals song "Live Fast, Diarrhea" that plays at the end of "D.P.O." (I'm not sure if that episode is HD yet, haven't checked) I imagine that if Blu-rays of this series are ever released, that the same altered tracks we hear on Netflix would be used. So, if you care about this sort of thing, hold on to those original DVDs!

Last edited by Maxwell Everett; Yesterday at 07:35 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 06:01 AM   #4924
bBop87 bBop87 is offline
Active Member
 
bBop87's Avatar
 
Jul 2011
London, UK
422
156
4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxwell Everett View Post
Did anyone else notice that in the new HD Netflix streaming version of "Beyond the Sea" that the Sinatra title song played at Captain William Scully's funeral has been replaced by a French language version? I wonder how many other songs (which Fox would otherwise have to pay royalties for) have been replaced in the new HD Netflix copies? Anyone noticed anything similar to this?

I'm sure there are bound to be other examples of this sort of thing. One possibility that comes to mind immediately where royalties might be involved is the Vandals song "Live Fast, Diarrhea" that plays at the end of "D.P.O." (I'm not sure if that episode is HD yet, haven't checked) I imagine that if Blu-rays of this series are ever released, that the same altered tracks we hear on Netflix would be used. So, if you care about this sort of thing, hold on to those original DVDs!
I didnt notice that myself, but if they replaced "wonderful, wonderful" in s4's Home episode, i'll freak!
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 06:35 AM   #4925
Maxwell Everett Maxwell Everett is offline
Expert Member
 
May 2009
71
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bBop87 View Post
I didnt notice that myself, but if they replaced "wonderful, wonderful" in s4's Home episode, i'll freak!
Yes, that's an even better example! I would hope that Fox paid what ever they needed to to retain the original Mathis song, as it would profoundly change the feel of the episode to lose it, as would swapping it with a crappy cover by someone else.

Apparently this isn't a problem! See Benh911f's reply below.

Last edited by Maxwell Everett; Yesterday at 07:38 AM. Reason: Incorrect assumption
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 07:20 AM   #4926
Benh911f Benh911f is offline
Active Member
 
Benh911f's Avatar
 
Nov 2011
Boston
119
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxwell Everett View Post
Did anyone else notice that in the new HD Netflix streaming version of "Beyond the Sea" that the Sinatra title song played at Captain William Scully's funeral has been replaced by a French language version? I wonder how many other songs (which Fox would otherwise have to pay royalties for) have been replaced in the new HD Netflix copies? Anyone noticed anything similar to this?

I'm sure there are bound to be other examples of this sort of thing. One possibility that comes to mind immediately where royalties might be involved is the Vandals song "Live Fast, Diarrhea" that plays at the end of "D.P.O." (I'm not sure if that episode is HD yet, haven't checked) I imagine that if Blu-rays of this series are ever released, that the same altered tracks we hear on Netflix would be used. So, if you care about this sort of thing, hold on to those original DVDs!
Wow just checked the Beyond the Sea part, that's really terrible that they would do that. And the original in the show is Bobby Darrin, not Frank Sinatra.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bBop87 View Post
I didnt notice that myself, but if they replaced "wonderful, wonderful" in s4's Home episode, i'll freak!
This is hopefully safe, since it's a cover version, and not Johnny Mathis.
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 07:26 AM   #4927
Maxwell Everett Maxwell Everett is offline
Expert Member
 
May 2009
71
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Benh911f View Post
Wow just checked the Beyond the Sea part, that's really terrible that they would do that. And the original in the show is Bobby Darrin, not Frank Sinatra.
Oops! You're right, it was Darrin.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Benh911f View Post
This is hopefully safe, since it's a cover version, and not Johnny Mathis.
Ah, good to know! My memory was that it was Mathis. Sounds like it will be intact.
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 07:55 AM   #4928
Maxwell Everett Maxwell Everett is offline
Expert Member
 
May 2009
71
Default

I guess another episode to look at would be "The Post-Modern Prometheus" as it has several Cher songs, which she apparently originally gave Carter permission to use. Hopefully what happened in "Beyond the Sea" was just Fox penny-pinching some early episodes.
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 07:58 AM   #4929
blurayfriend blurayfriend is offline
Senior Member
 
blurayfriend's Avatar
 
Jul 2011
450
13
Default

Have there been any updates on this, like a complete series collection? I'd bet the farm it will come out when the 6-episode revival hits Fox next year. But then, it didn't happen for 24, so no guarantees.
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 01:03 PM   #4930
prophetic prophetic is offline
Active Member
 
prophetic's Avatar
 
Apr 2012
Bumf*ck Nowhere, MN
550
175
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Revolver31 View Post
I wouldn't buy it in it's 4:3 format I prefer widescreen always have, I'm sure many others feel the same and as has been said before people want to fill there screen, I think the screen shots look amazing and if that's a sample of the quality and framing we'll get on blu-ray I'm happy with that.
Actually, it was stated with heavy incredulity.
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 06:08 PM   #4931
Josh of the Decade Josh of the Decade is offline
Member
 
Josh of the Decade's Avatar
 
Jul 2014
14
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxwell Everett View Post



Ah, good to know! My memory was that it was Mathis. Sounds like it will be intact.
Wasn't it going to be sung by David Nutter before they got a soundalike? Apparently Mathis flipped out when he heard the context of the song in the episode & refused to let them use his version. A blessing in disguise I guess in terms of music rights.
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 06:26 PM   #4932
StingingVelvet StingingVelvet is offline
Blu-ray Ninja
 
StingingVelvet's Avatar
 
Jan 2014
Philadelphia, PA
468
103
28
Default

Eww, music replacement would definitely be a turn-off in a complete BD set. Maybe they will pay for the music there without paying for it on streaming.
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 06:49 PM   #4933
Lava_Lander Lava_Lander is online now
Expert Member
 
Lava_Lander's Avatar
 
Oct 2013
USA
400
16
25
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by StingingVelvet View Post
Eww, music replacement would definitely be a turn-off in a complete BD set. Maybe they will pay for the music there without paying for it on streaming.
If it's on the DVDs it'd be on the BRs I'm sure. Likely just a streaming rights issue.
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 07:50 PM   #4934
Maxwell Everett Maxwell Everett is offline
Expert Member
 
May 2009
71
Default

Here is a list of music used in The X-Files, taken from outside sources:

http://x-files.wikia.com/wiki/List_o...utside_sources
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
Josh of the Decade (Yesterday)
Old Yesterday, 08:26 PM   #4935
chip75 chip75 is offline
Blu-ray Duke
 
chip75's Avatar
 
Oct 2010
Wales
783
1751
7
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lava_Lander View Post
If it's on the DVDs it'd be on the BRs I'm sure. Likely just a streaming rights issue.
It will depend on how the contracts were written, if there's specific wording or a time limit, then there may be issues, hopefully there won't be any or they get resolved for the BDs. Something like Quantum Leap has different audio in different territories because of the different rights holders to the music and the technicalities of the contracts and usage of those rights.
"Sometimes it scares me how far away my brain is." DC
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." AE
''I have no idea what Hammer Time is. Or how it differs from regular time." DM
"How many times do I have to buy this thing?" MH
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 08:35 PM   #4936
Maxwell Everett Maxwell Everett is offline
Expert Member
 
May 2009
71
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chip75 View Post
It will depend on how the contracts were written, if there's specific wording or a time limit, then there may be issues, hopefully there won't be any or they get resolved for the BDs. Something like Quantum Leap has different audio in different territories because of the different rights holders to the music and the technicalities of the contracts and usage of those rights.
Yep, it can get very complicated. Here's some more info about synchronization royalties if anyone's interested:

http://www.newindustrytips.com/tag/s...ion-royalties/
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
Josh of the Decade (Yesterday)
Old Yesterday, 09:20 PM   #4937
simonynwa simonynwa is offline
Active Member
 
simonynwa's Avatar
 
Mar 2012
Nomadic
558
37
209
17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by joa View Post
Realistically though, Lynch and Whedon were just using the standard ratio for TV at the time -- it wasn't necessarily an artistic choice. Lynch has used widescreen for all his film work.

Some directors seem to genuinely prefer academy though - or at least think it is more suitable for their work - like Andrea Arnold. And some others use it achieve a period effect (e.g. Wes Anderson).
Oh I'm sure. My response was a sarcastic one to someone claiming 4x3 was an unviable format since 1953
Protecting is not the same as framing.

"Choose to serve one construct and at times you must impair the other" - David Simon
"We shot The X Files in Super 35 format and framed for 4:3" - John Bartley
"I'm imagining that they'll be released in 4:3" - Chris Carter
"The fabulous episodes of BUFFY...were shot in the TV 4:3 ratio" - Joss Whedon
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Movies > Blu-ray Movies - North America > Wish Lists


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:18 AM.