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Great movie, but lack of widescreen version a rip-off.
on December 8, 1998
OK, so I've read all the reviews and I agree with all of them. This movie is simply beautiful. I pre-ordered this gem the day it was announced. BUT, imagine my surprise when it came in Standard version only! Even Amazon.com advertises it as a widescreen disc in several places. Gaah! So this disc loses two stars from me. One for false advertising (yep, even the Image preview said 'Widescreen'), and one for the stupid decision in the first place. They already had the re-mastered letter-boxed Laser disc, so its not as if they 'couldn't do it'. Especially since the same company released and incredible widescreen-enhanced Fiddler on the Roof the SAME DAY. Anyway, I've said my piece. If you never plan to buy a 16x9 TV and dislike the 'black bars' found on letter-boxed editions, buy this disc. Otherwise, don't support this nonsense. Wait for the Criterion (well there SHOULD be).