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1.0 out of 5 stars WARNING!! Movie SPLIT over two sides!!, 23 Oct 2008
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This review is from: The Three Musketeers [DVD] [1994] (DVD)
Although this movie is short enough to have been in it's entirety on ONE side; it has been SPLIT in half and you have to flip the disc over to view the whole movie.

The ONLY advantage this DVD has over the US/Canada version (which is in it's entirety on ONE side) is that this DVD is Anamorphic Widescreen (whereas the US/Canada version is NON-Anamorphic Widescreen).

Buyer be aware!!!
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Initial post: 16 Jan 2013 21:34:57 GMT
Ben Furniere says:
Is it 16:9 or 4:3 ?

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 15:53:58 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Jan 2013 16:02:32 GMT
Alan says:
I posted that it was Anamorphic Widescreen in my previous posting, NOT Fullscreen.

That would make it 16:9 (Widescreen) not 4:3 (Fullscreen).

The ONLY other sort of releases that have been done are NON-Anamorphic Widescreen; which means that the release is a Widescreen transfer but does NOT stretch vertically to the size of a Widescreen 16:9 TV, but was made for a Standard 4:3 TV and has extra sized black bars above and below the picture than a proper 16:9 Anamorphic transfer would have depending upon the size of the original film.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 15:57:15 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013 18:49:50 GMT
Ben Furniere says:
Thanks, Alan.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2013 17:57:58 GMT
Alan says:
You're welcome, Ben.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2013 16:46:06 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Apr 2013 17:00:53 BDT
P. Stark says:
Ben -

Foreign re-releases from France, Germany or Australia may be better (BVHE not WHV).

The French one is still on sale through amazon.fr is also apparently English Friendly and on one side not two.

The 'flipper' format was an early Warner Home Video problem (e.g. the first DVD of 'The Rock').

Disney did re-release their films in some countries once Buena Vista took over but the UK still seems to have the same old disc.

http://dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=981

http://www.amazon.fr/Trois-mousquetaires-Charlie-Sheen/dp/B00007M18V

There are two releases in France.

I've just ordered the 2003 Buena Vista version & most certainly not the 1999 Warner Home Video version. The listed languages match the dvdcompare page so I've taken a chance! It cost just over 14.

I'll let you know how I've done when the disc arrives.

Good luck.

Paul.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2013 13:45:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Apr 2013 13:45:25 BDT
P. Stark says:
Hi, Ben.

Just to let you know the DVD arrived today.

The French disc is on 1 normal DVD-5 single-layer single-sided disc.

The picture is in a "scope" original aspect of 2.35:1.

The film is an anamorphic transfer & Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. English subtitles are available.

I am very pleased with the disc so far.

I intend to watch it today.

I ordered directly from amazon France. The DVD was delivered within three days of posting.

The DVD cover will differ from the one shown.

The original Buena Vista Home Entertainment/Walt Disney France release date of January 8 2003 is still current for this edition/DISC however the new cover design is from 2008.

There is no difference to the content.

Subtitles/Menus are offered in English, French & Dutch.

Audio is English or French.

There are no extras on the Region 2 DVD.

http://www.amazon.fr/Trois-mousquetaires-Charlie-Sheen/dp/B00007M18V

Just remember to avoid the earlier 1999 Warner Home Video edition and all will be well.

http://dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=981

I hope this helps.

Paul.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2013 19:41:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Apr 2013 19:49:35 BDT
Alan says:
The Australian Disney DVD release of this movie is also on one side only.

I own the Australian Disney DVD release which is encoded in both Region 2 and Region 4.

Movie is in 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1

There are no Extras on the Australian release either.

Audio is in English only 5.1 Dolby Surround

Subtitles are in English, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish & Finnish

It's still available at:
http://www.devoteddvd.com.au/three-musketeers-dvd.html?filter_name=three%20musketeers

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 16:13:31 GMT
Nell Gwynn says:
Oh wow you had to turn the disc! So what?!!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2014 02:13:00 GMT
Alan says:
Apparently you like getting up in the middle of a movie just to turn the disc over to watch the rest of the movie.

I don't like having to do that anymore than I would like an intermission at the theatre when I go to watch a movie there either.

When a perfectly good version all on one side is available, that's what I'll purchase.

I would have liked to have had the information that the UK version is split onto 2 sides, so I wouldn't have gone through purchasing it and then have to locate a version that isn't split onto 2 sides.
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