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Post #1200711

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Nien Nunb
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Films re-released with alterations
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26-Apr-2018, 4:47 PM
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26-Apr-2018, 4:50 PM
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Nien Nunb
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JayArgonaut said:

How can we forget to include this? 😮

Back to the Future

The Babylon 5 DVD’s have been visually altered (mutilated, really) in order for WB to market them as “16:9.”

http://babylon5.wikia.com/wiki/Babylon_5_DVD_Releases

http://home.iae.nl/users/starcat/b5tvm/

https://www.modeemi.fi/~leopold/Babylon5/DVD/DVDTransfer.html

The title seen during the closing moments of the Scarface Special Edition DVD, “this film is dedicated to Howard Hawks and Ben Hecht” has a different screen position and text colour from the version featured on the 1998 widescreen VHS release. I suspect but can’t confirm 100% that the VHS (and LD, presumably) title text is very likely from the theatrical print and de Palma probably created a new version for the SE DVD. Sadly I no longer have a copy of the W/S VHS release from which I could produce a comparison screen grab.

I have the '98 Scarface DVD which i’m pretty sure uses the same transfer as the laserdisc. I know it’s non animorphic and looks alot rougher than the 2003 Anniversary Edition transfer. I could screencap it for you if you’d like, I’d just have to do a little digging in my closet as I’m not sure which box it’s in at the moment.