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Adrian Winchester
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From: Croydon, London, UK
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 - posted July 14, 2010 06:43 PM      Profile for Adrian Winchester   Email Adrian Winchester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This is now available from Classic Home Cinema. I may be wrong, but I thought Phil Sheard told me at the March BFCC that it would be in scope, so it was a surprise to discover it's a masked flat print. The masking is very pronounced, making the ratio around 2:1.

The trailer takes its time (it lasts 3 minutes, 15 seconds) in giving a sense of the story, via some key lines of dialogue. Needless to say, it's full of spectacular scenes. As with some of CHC's trailers, it's taken from a German master, but in this case it's of minor significance as the captions are all entirely straightforward, such as the German for 'December 2009' and examples of previous James Cameron films. As usual with the German lab, the print is nice and sharp. Their prints can have certain colours that are slightly muted but that isn't very noticeable in this instance. It's unfortunate that there are several fade outs/ins, as the black areas appear to lighten somewhat and you briefly lose all sense of the masking. This helps make you wish it was in scope as a film with this visual splendour ideally needs to fill the screen (and the 2D version and a few of of the 3D screenings were in 'scope), but it's still a pleasure to screen it on Super 8. The sound is good and far better than on the recent 'Terminator Salvation' trailer release. I'd recommended that all Sci-Fi and James Cameron fans snap this up. I'd be interested to know if and USA owners are buying it re-recorded in stereo via The Reel Image ?

[ July 15, 2010, 04:28 AM: Message edited by: Adrian Winchester ]

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Gian Luca Mario Loncrini
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 - posted July 17, 2010 09:07 AM      Profile for Gian Luca Mario Loncrini   Author's Homepage   Email Gian Luca Mario Loncrini   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Could someone post some pictures of it?

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Laksmi Breathwaite
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 - posted December 30, 2010 01:23 AM      Profile for Laksmi Breathwaite   Email Laksmi Breathwaite   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I would love to have the AVATAR trailer. Anyone know where to get one?

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Larry Arpin
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 - posted December 30, 2010 01:28 AM      Profile for Larry Arpin   Author's Homepage   Email Larry Arpin   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I believe Steve Osborne carries it. Check with him:

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Pasquale DAlessio
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 - posted January 19, 2011 05:32 PM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio   Email Pasquale DAlessio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I just got this today from Steve Osborne. It's terrific! The color and sound is fantastic. I will post a screen shot within the next few days.




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