La Conquête de l'Ouest

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La Conquête de l'Ouest

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Warner Home Video have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of the restored and remastered edition of How The West Won on 26th August 2008 priced at $34.99 SRP. One of only two narrative feature films produced in the original Cinerama® three-panel widescreen process, How the West Was Won follows four generations of a courageous New England farm family as they travel to the fertile Ohio Valley during America’s early westward expansion.

M-G-M and Cinerama®, Inc. spared no expense to give this sprawling Western saga the huge vistas made possible with the original Cinerama® process. After its initial theatrical engagements in theaters equipped with three synchronized projectors for Cinerama® presentation, the film was subsequently presented on traditional theater screens with the three separate Cinerama® panels being optically joined to form a standard 35mm 2.35:1 widescreen image, leaving most subsequent viewers puzzled by the annoying ‘join lines.’

Following several years of careful development, the technicians at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging perfected a technology that could finally eliminate the ‘join lines,’ and unify the images into a superb viewing experience that captures the essence of the production’s initial road show exhibitions, with an aspect ratio of 2.89:1.

Arriving day-and-date with the new DVD release, the Blu-ray release offers an exclusive in the form of the “SmileBox” version of the film which presents the image with a unique curvature that virtually recreates the true Cinerama® experience in a home theater. This Blu-ray Edition comes with a special Digi-book packaging featuring 32-pages of rare press materials and behind-the-scenes photos.

Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including John Wayne, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Gregory Peck, Lee J. Cobb, Debbie Reynolds and Carroll Baker star in How the West Was Won. Set between 1839 and 1889 against the backgrounds of the Louisiana Purchase, the Civil War, buffalo hunters, the Pony Express and the first transcontinental railroad, the film consists of five segments, with direction by Henry Hathaway, John Ford and George Marshall, and written by James R. Webb and John Gay, suggested by a Life Magazine series of the same name. The film was the winner of 3 Academy Awards® (Best Screenplay, Best Sound and Best Editing) as well as being nominated for an additional five Oscars®, including Best Picture. In 1997, How the West Was Won was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the US National Film Registry.

How the West Was Won Special Features:
Film Historian Commentary
Dave Strohmaier’s critically-acclaimed, feature-length documentary Cinerama® Adventure
The Making of How the West Was Won (Archival featurette)
Original Theatrical trailer
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Fatalitas wrote: How the West Was Won
est ce que ce film est sorti en Dvd Z2?
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si c'est warner qui l'édite, ça risque d'être une bonne nouvelle:
> pas de zonage
> présence de vf et stf sur le film et les suppléments
> bas prix
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Fatalitas wrote: with an aspect ratio of 2.89:1
:shock:
2.89 ! :P
Je m'attendais à un 2.76, je pensais qu'ils avaient fait un tirage 70mm anamorphique, comme pour Ben Hur .
Sur une TV 4/3 63cm, ça doit donner. :o
La capture ci-dessous a un ratio d'environ 2.6, la nouvelle édition sera encore bien plus large. :o
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C'est clair, ca va etre tres large. :shock:
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Commissaire Juve wrote:Nan.
c'est ce qu'il me semblait :(
une sortie Z2 est elle prevue ou va on etre obligé de passer à la HD pour le voir?
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hansolo wrote:une sortie Z2 est elle prevue ou va on etre obligé de passer à la HD pour le voir?
http://www.dvdclassik.com/forum/viewtop ... 6&start=15
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Boubakar wrote:
hansolo wrote:une sortie Z2 est elle prevue ou va on etre obligé de passer à la HD pour le voir?
http://www.dvdclassik.com/forum/viewtop ... 6&start=15
merci pour le lien!
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le problème du DVD, c'est qu'avec un ratio aussi large, la définition risque d'en souffrir, même en 16/9. (ça va faire du 350 lignes de résolution si on enlève les bandes noires)
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Deux versions seront proposées sur deux disques, l'une sera truquée pour reproduire artificiellement l'effet incurvé d'origine. :shock:
Ils ont fumé chez Warner, ils ont même appelé ça Smile Box :o
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C'est tres joli quand même:
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Superbe le visuel.

En effet mynameisfedo, particulierement en zone 1, le dvd risque d'etre malheureusement un peu faible a cause de ca... :?
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J'ai beau n'aimer que moyennement ce western (réalisation bridée par la technique utilisée, stars qui défilent sans réelle investissement sauf exceptions, absence de cohérence entre les 4 histoires), cette édition me fait sacrément envie ! Et il me suffit d'écouter le formidable thème musical pour craquer. :oops:
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Jamais vu encore, mais j'ai enregistré a TCM le mois dernier (tiens je me demande si c'est le nouveau master... :? ) faudra que je regarde.
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Geoffrey Firmin wrote:Deux versions seront proposées sur deux disques, l'une sera truquée pour reproduire artificiellement l'effet incurvé d'origine. :shock:
Ils ont fumé chez Warner, ils ont même appelé ça Smile Box :o
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C'est tres joli quand même:
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