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    Default There is a chance of a 4:3 Season 1 UK release.




    Upon checking the BBFC website for the Season 1 release (http://www.bbfc.co.uk/AVV288326/) I found a comment from the distributor that reads "Full Frame,Season 1" - indicating that this will be a 4:3 release.

    As previous users commented upon, the first season was intended to be 4:3. Upon going back to the original 35mm negatives; perhaps there was issues with the set, elements such as lighting and cameras could be visible for example.

    I found some Season 2 episodes in Widescreen, and noticed that during editing the team had decreased the width of the footage (I can only describe it as the left side being blackened out) only for a few seconds. This could be because of light fixtures, cameras and what not. I can only assume that the editors thought nothing about it at the time. I mean, how many people would have been watching this in 16:9 on the original broadcast?



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    Cover art:


    Released June 4.

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    Yes, that's the image shown on the www.amazon.co.uk site from now on! We're getting there!

    I think what's interesting is that it bears a FremantleMedia Enterprises logo, the production company behind all the British and US versions of talent shows like Pop/American Idol, X Factor and Britain's Got Talent. I wonder how this all fits in with the production and distribution rights. So have they acquired the rights from Fox, or are they just the representative for the European market? Would they have been more lenient with the music rights issues than Fox?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjpeople View Post
    I have heard talk that the Netflix MITM episodes have music changed? Can anybody confirm either way?
    No, they do not have music changed. I've compared several episodes with original broadcasts and the music is exactly the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by tgs976 View Post
    But another more pressing issue is whether they will apply PAL speedup to the 24fps film source. If they have then you will be in for quite a shock if you are used to the US 23.976 fps version - The characters will sound like chipmunks! - I can't stand it myself so if I buy the set I will be ripping the DVDs onto my PC and reversing the speedup and reburning with PAL 24:1 Pulldown rather than the speedup.
    I, too, can't stand the PAL speedup. Unfortunately it's practically unavoidable in situations like these. Generally speaking, I do what you do and fix it myself so it plays at the correct speed.

    Quote Originally Posted by tgs976 View Post
    I really hope they release a Blu-ray version as the PAL speedup is no longer an issue on them, as they support PAL 23.976 and 24fps content.
    Not necessarily true. While you are correct in that speedup shouldn't be an issue for Blu-ray, I've seen some PAL Blu-ray releases that still use the speedup, much to my chagrin. For example, The Inbetweeners Movie is still sped-up on the Blu-Ray. It's been pitch-corrected, at least, but still sped-up and it makes me want to cry.

    Quote Originally Posted by JHD1995 View Post
    Upon checking the BBFC website for the Season 1 release (http://www.bbfc.co.uk/AVV288326/) I found a comment from the distributor that reads "Full Frame,Season 1" - indicating that this will be a 4:3 release.
    If this is true, I'm not purchasing the set. Seriously.**

    **EDIT: I just contacted Fabulous Films about this and they confirmed that, yes, every season of Malcolm WILL BE IN WIDESCREEN. Woo-hoo!!! Time to pre-order!
    Last edited by ArtOfLosing; Apr 23, 2012 at 08:56 PM. Reason: Updated information

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    We have a new release date...

    Maybe.

    Well Amazon are still saying June 4th, Zavvi are saying September 3rd, HMV and Play.com are saying nothing and the Fabulous Films website is saying July 16th.

    Also the website has the list of all the special features, pretty much basically everything from the Region 1 set, but with a preview of Season 2 Behind the Scenes stuff.

    Here's the list from their website:

    EXTRAS: Over one hour of running commentary on selected Disc One episodes ,One hour of running commentary on selected Disc Two episodes ,Over 40 minutes of running commentary on selected Disc Three episodes “Malcolm in the Middle: A Stroke of Genius” featurette ,“Malcolm Vision” widescreen bloopers ,Season One gag reel ,Four alternate show openings ,Four deleted scenes ,“Behind the Middle” behind-the-scenes sneak preview of Season Two ,“Dewey’s Day Job: A Portrait of Erik Per Sullivan” featurette ,Season One promotional TV spots

    http://fabulousfilms.com/products/97

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic-J View Post
    Hell no!!! I just saw this, they say the exact same thing on the bottom of the page...

    That sucks, + we don't get French, German and Spanish versions... i think i'm gonna wait for a U.S release.
    You know, what's so weird about the upcoming release, is that if it's a straight copy of the US region 1 release (apart from the change to widescreen format), they could just copy the French and Spanish audio tracks and the English and Spanish subtititles from the original!

    I wonder why they wouldn't take, I assume, the little effort. It gives the release a wider appeal. Perhaps we should contact them about it, now that the date appears to be postponed again?

    Another thing, a tight, monthly schedule for upcoming releases, though eagerly awaited, may noy be a good thing if we want anything extra on the DVDs like bloopers, promos, the famous therapy sessions, the Stevie, Kenarbans and Craig videos etc. Including more than just straight episode transfers would be a boost for sales I guess.

    We can rule out more disk commentaries I guess. I don't think cast and crew members would be available at such short notice for all the episodes to discuss them together.

    Oh, by the way, here's a plug, sort of: for MITM fans, I see they have also Eerie Indiana in their catalogue. It's one of the great forerunners of MITM I daresay (original format, cinematic, single-camera, first-person narration), and it's only 10 bob for 3 discs, so I reckon I at least should get it!

    http://fabulousfilms.com/products/97

    Some info can be found on our site in the 'ancestor' section:

    http://www.malcolminthemiddle.co.uk/...php?photo=9413
    Last edited by Richiepiep; May 16, 2012 at 07:44 PM.
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    Dvd release dates tend to shift very often, I wouldn't be too worried about it. I just hope we at least get the first few seasons on dvd's this year.

    Wow, Eerie Indiana! Haven't heard about that for ages. I watched that a lot as a kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karin View Post
    Dvd release dates tend to shift very often, I wouldn't be too worried about it. I just hope we at least get the first few seasons on dvd's this year.

    Wow, Eerie Indiana! Haven't heard about that for ages. I watched that a lot as a kid.
    Ha, I guess I'm old enough (and more than that) to know about those 'ancestors' . I still like it, or mostly the memory of it. See if I feel like ordering the full set now - it's just one season anyway.

    At any rate, I have watched or rewatched lots of episodes from various series in the Ancestors section, and I believe there were some very worthy, quirky and creative, predecessors, and seeds of MITM can be found in a lot of them.

    Actually, three episodes of Eerie, Indiana were directed by leading MITM directors Todd Holland and Ken Kwapis!

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    Last edited by Richiepiep; May 17, 2012 at 06:52 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richiepiep View Post
    You know, what's so weird about the upcoming release, is that if it's a straight copy of the US region 1 release (apart from the change to widescreen format), they could just copy the French and Spanish audio tracks and the English and Spanish subtititles from the original!

    I wonder why they wouldn't take, I assume, the little effort. It gives the release a wider appeal. Perhaps we should contact them about it, now that the date appears to be postponed again?
    I just got a very prompt reply from Richard Walker at Fabulous Films:
    Hi Richard

    Thanks for the email. Legally we can't add other language tracks. Hopefully they will get released in other countries soon.

    Best

    Richard Walker Fabulous Films Limited
    It's a pity there are even legal restrictions in this field of all things, but we apparently have to live with it until other territories find a way to put out releases of their own.

    Rich
    Last edited by Richiepiep; May 17, 2012 at 06:17 PM.
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    I just never thought about that that could also be restricted but I guess the voiceactors who do the voiceovers in different languages should also be paid. I can't imagine how Malcom's family would sound dubbed Spanish, French or German but I hope for the fans around the globe it will eventually also be released with different audio tracks. If the dvd release is successful who knows?
    Last edited by Karin; May 18, 2012 at 09:12 AM.

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