Showtime Re-broadcast of Original Series

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Re: Showtime to Re-broadcast Original Series Early Next Year

Postby Ross » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:14 pm

Soolsma wrote:
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ForKeeps wrote:Question now is do they pillarbox the episodes or crop them like FXX did with the old Simpsons? I fear they're going to do the latter, it looks hideous.

I've been wondering this as well. I doubt Lynch would let them crop it, but we shall see. I see old shows on TV cropped all the time these days. I'm guessing it will be the same as the Blu Ray master?


How did they do it on the blu-ray? (never seen it)

They did it in the original ratio, so black bars on the sides on widescreen TV. Which is how it will likely be on Showtime. But I do see old shows cropped/zoomed all the time on TV these days. The "Atmospherics" aka menus on the blu rays ARE cropped/zoomed which gives you an idea of how it would look- and the composition is pretty wonky.
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Re: Showtime to Re-broadcast Original Series Early Next Year

Postby Soolsma » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:33 pm

Alright, for the sake of those who will be watching it on showtime I'm hoping they'll stick to 4:3 then. I usually find cropping ruins all the effort put into cinematography.
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Re: Showtime to Re-broadcast Original Series Early Next Year

Postby adl345 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:44 pm

Showtime's always been very good about aspect ratios. Unlike HBO, they never crop any of the movies they show to 16:9, so it seems unlikely they'd suddenly change their philosophy for this show.
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Re: Showtime to Re-broadcast Original Series Early Next Year

Postby dronerstone » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:24 am

It's charming to hear that, in this day and age, someone respects native aspect ratios. Really.
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Re: Showtime to Re-broadcast Original Series Early Next Year

Postby Si78 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:05 am

I remember my days in an entertainment store where customers would return dvds because there were black bars on their screen. It took everything I had not to lecture them on aspect ratio.

That said - was the pilot shot open matte
since a theatrical release was part of the deal? I might be interested in seeing that widescreen if it was composed with that in mind...
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Re: Showtime to Re-broadcast Original Series Early Next Year

Postby ForKeeps » Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:34 am

adl345 wrote:Showtime's always been very good about aspect ratios. Unlike HBO, they never crop any of the movies they show to 16:9, so it seems unlikely they'd suddenly change their philosophy for this show.



Ah, a definitive answer. Thanks.
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Re: Showtime to Re-broadcast Original Series Early Next Year

Postby mtwentz » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:28 pm

So what is everyones prediction here? Will the rest of the series be marathoned on Saturdays? To me it seems that is their strategy.
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Re: Showtime to Re-broadcast Original Series Early Next Year

Postby sparco1979 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:42 am

Mordeen wrote:It has to be original 4:3 aspect ratio. My question is: with or without Log Lady Intros?

-Mordeen


The only way to Watch Twin Peaks Original now is with Log Lady Intros, The Previously On's before and the Previews at the end (and without the god awful German episode titles)

God bless the Mystery Set for tying it all together
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Re: Showtime to Re-broadcast Original Series Early Next Year

Postby sparco1979 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:43 am

sparco1979 wrote:
Mordeen wrote:It has to be original 4:3 aspect ratio. My question is: with or without Log Lady Intros?

-Mordeen


The only way to Watch Twin Peaks Original now is with Log Lady Intros, The Previously On's before and the Previews at the end (and without the god awful German episode titles)

God bless the Mystery Set for tying it all together


and in full 4:3 ratio
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Re: Showtime to Re-broadcast Original Series Early Next Year

Postby Metamorphia » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:50 am

Cropping/stretching to satisfy people who want 16:9 TVs filled are among the worst atrocities ever committed to films and TV shows.
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Re: Showtime to Re-broadcast Original Series Early Next Year

Postby Major Briggs » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:08 am

I can't see why the episode titles are such a big deal...
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Re: RE: Re: Showtime to Re-broadcast Original Series Early Next Year

Postby Agent Sam Stanley » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:15 am

Major Briggs wrote:I can't see why the episode titles are such a big deal...

Mostly because they're not official, they were created by fans and, well, because they suck
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Re: RE: Re: Showtime to Re-broadcast Original Series Early Next Year

Postby djerdap » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:57 am

Agent Sam Stanley wrote:
Major Briggs wrote:I can't see why the episode titles are such a big deal...

Mostly because they're not official, they were created by fans and, well, because they suck


They weren't actually created by fans, they surfaced for the first time as German titles for the episodes when they aired on German TV. So the German titles got translated back to English and became the "official" titles for the episodes on the Internet.
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Re: Showtime to Re-broadcast Original Series Early Next Year

Postby Ross » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:00 pm

But no one connected with the show came up with those German titles.
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Re: RE: Re: Showtime to Re-broadcast Original Series Early Next Year

Postby Agent Sam Stanley » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:08 pm

djerdap wrote:They weren't actually created by fans, they surfaced for the first time as German titles for the episodes when they aired on German TV. So the German titles got translated back to English and became the "official" titles for the episodes on the Internet.


They only became "official" because some fans thought they were the original episode titles. But they're not official and they're terrible.

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