Amazon Vehicles GoldBox Amazon Fashion Learn more nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc $5 Albums Fire TV Stick Health, Household and Grocery Back to School Totes Amazon Cash Back Offer ElvisandNixon ElvisandNixon ElvisandNixon  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Introducing new colors All-New Kindle Oasis Florida Georgia Line Water Sports
Customer Review

47 of 56 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NOT ENHANCED FOR 16X9 TELEVISIONS, October 23, 2007
This review is from: Lolita (DVD)
As much as I appreciate a new release of this classic film, I am at a loss to understand why they would give it a widescreen treatment and not enhance it for widescreen televisions. All of the two-disc special editions in the new Kubrick boxed set are enhanced, and yet this one (not part of the set, but released at the same time) is not. If you're a Lolita fan you should stick with the original 1:33 version. This one will only frustrate you.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]

Comments

Track comments by e-mail
Tracked by 1 customer

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-6 of 6 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Oct 24, 2007 9:57:14 AM PDT
Matt Lafleur says:
Did you actually get the DVD? Or did you just read this? Damn..I just ordered these...I dont want it non anamorphic.. What is up with all the mistakes with these Kubrick DVDs.

Posted on Oct 24, 2007 4:43:58 PM PDT
The reason both Lolita and Barry Lyndon are not included in the new box set is that they have not been touched up at all. These are same versions that were previously available in the old set (Lolita was not in 1.33:1, it was just a non-anamorphic 1.66:1). The only difference is the style of the case. As for the mistake on the Eyes Wide Shut DVD, who cares if they didn't include the U.S. R-Rated version. There's absolutely nothing different about the cut, just a few ham fisted digital edits that never would have happened if Kubrick had lived to see its theatrical release.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2007 6:50:06 PM PDT
matt swanson says:
Yes, I purchased LOLITA at the Virgin Megastore, and as soon as I can I am going to get the original release.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2007 7:07:57 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 11, 2007 7:08:16 AM PST
Thanks for the warning. I looked at the back cover of _Lolita_ and noticed that Warner's "Enhanced for Widescreen TVs" motto was not to be found. Totally disgusting.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008 2:02:17 PM PST
Some Guy says:
Kubrick didn't normally shoot in anamorphic... He shot his films in 1:33:1. Normally the studio would matte it for theatrical release and the only exceptions are: Spartacus, shot in Panavision, and 2001: A Space Odyssey, shot in Cinerama. If you get any of his films in Anamorphic other than Spartacus and 2001 they are butchered hack jobs.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 2, 2011 4:11:25 PM PST
Mathew, If I'm not mistaken, Kubrick agreed to the digital "retouching" in the theatrical release for what seemed practical reasons (to avoid an NC-17 which would have limited the release too much). He preferred this to cutting the shots out of the film or "recropping". (I've even heard he suggested this solution, but that story may be apocryphal.) Of course the "un-retouched" version we now have was what he desired -- so the ending is a happy one.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details