Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Arnold Schwarzenegger Comedy Favorites Collection |
Twins / Kindergarten Cop / Junior
Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito
Director: Ivan Reitman
No description available for this title. — Item Type: DVD Movie — Item Rating: PG13 — Street Date: 09/18/07 — Wide Screen: yes — Director Cut: no — Special Edition: no — Language: ENGLISH — Foreign Film: noSubtitles: no — Dubbed: n... more »
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Kindergarten Cop, Widescreen... but not
Michael | Olive Branch, MS | 06/25/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Our copy of the Arnold Comedy Collection arrived in the mail on Monday. Everyone was excited to see the movies. I haven't seen Twins in a long time. Junior was as I remember it. I only saw it once when it came out. The reason we bought the set was to have Kindergarten Cop in the wide screen format. We have the individual copy which is in full screen. And, that was fine, back in the olden days, before the advent of wide screen TVs.
This isn't a review of the movies. I like all the movies, and I'm glad to have two that I didn't have before. This is an observation about the formatting of the Kindergarten Cop movie. The DVD claims that it's in 1:85, wide screen format. But, is it?
My daughter was watching Kindergarten Cop this afternoon and she asked me, "Is this really wide screen? It seems kind of cramped." I looked at it, and she was right. It fills up the wide screen, but it's like the full screen with the zoom turned on. We popped in the old disk and, sure enough, the Universal folks have pulled a fast one! This isn't a transfer of the original, wide screen movie. This is a crop of the full screen cropped edition to fit a wide screen TV!
I don't have any other versions of the other 2 movies, so I don't have a basis for comparison on those. But, if you're purchasing this set in order to get a wide screen version of Kindergarten Cop, this isn't it. Altogether, there is about 30% less picture in this movie than the full screen edition, taken from the top and bottom of the screen.
Perhaps one day, when the movie is released in Blu-Ray, they'll actually make a print of the original, wide screen movie. I tell you what, though... before I buy it, I'm going to rent it to make sure that it's not just an expensive, high definition copy of the cropped edition of the full screen version.
As I said before... I'm glad to have Twins and Junior. I didn't own a copy of them. I don't know if Universal pulled a fast one on those. But, they certainly did with Kindergarten Cop, so I don't guess I would put it past them on the others.
Just be aware that, even though this Kindergarten Cop says it's a wide screen version (and even though it will fill up your wide screen TV), it's really not. You're getting less picture overall than you'd get with the full screen.
Excellent Package of Films
Brent Hilton | Layton, Utah USA | 02/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a excellent collection of Arnold's Comedy pictures , The two best ones are Twins and Kindergarten Cop . Junior was funny it made me sqarm as a guy though, women may like it more. Arnold had guts to play that role.
Every picture is nicely restored though Twins had some dirt and Scratches still left but not enough to take away the enjoyment of watching it. Thank You Universal For making available a Widescreen Version this picture instead of that goofy pan and scan version that's been out for years, it was nice to see it in it's true format again. i hadn't seen it like that since i went to the theaters to see it, years ago. what great film.
the Disc with Twins and Kindergarten Cop is Double Sided and Junior is a Single Disc. All the Movies Have Trailers with them , Junior comes with a special too.
At Last TWINS on widescreen!!!
Richardson | Sunny California USA | 09/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I loved Twins and Kindergarten Cop was pretty fun as well...and until now only available on horrible Pan and Scan DVD. For around $15...this is a pretty good deal and two of the three movies are pretty good and TWINS is terrific! Widescreen ...finally!"