As a MASSIVE Kim Wilde fan let the 31/01/2020 roll on so my Kim Wilde Re-issues can arrive AS - SOON - AS - POSSIBLE! ... Kim Wilde (Debut), Select and Catch As Catch Can. Soooo nervous about the new Kim Wilde re-issues I'm getting. First three albums with unreleased tracks, remixes and new Extended Versions with DVD's of videos and TV Show Performances. They had BETTER be in 4.3 or I will be furious! I don't want no boxed videos like the Cyndi lauper release which I can't watch boxed and I don't want no 16.9 stretched ****! Again, I HATE the modern world. It's simple, don't mess with the classics, release the videos as they were filmed, not difficult to do, THE END.
No, you never know what the DVD will be like till you get it these days. Arghhhhhhhhh ...
Of course I have pre ordered these Kim GEMS for the CDs as well !!!!!! As there are unreleased tracks from Select, my favourite Kim Wilde album and unreleased tracks from Catch As Catch Can with some new amazing 12" ... singles for Cambodia, Chequered Love and Child Come Away that I want but the DVD is also a very big want from me in this set!...
They just assume that everyone these days has a widescreen. I only recently bought a WS but that was because my old 4:3 died. I'm now planning to buy a 4:3 just for watching older shows as I refuse to watch them with black bars on either side.
Also wouldn't the promo tell you if they're 16:9 or not?
Unfortunately, when you pre order any deluxe editions they don't tell you what ratios anything are in.
I recently bought the Cyndi Lauper Japanese CD/DVD and when I went to watch the DVD the videos were all in a box which really annoyed me. I have no use for that new Cyndi Lauper DVD now.
I refuse to watch old shows with bars on each side as well, it kills everything about the original recording, the time, the era and EVERYTHING!.
My TV is from 2009 so it's a BRAVIA TV so old stuff still looks good on it, I refuse to have a new Widescreen TV that is huge a F U C K
Personally I'd wait until it's released and check out the reviews before buying.
As a hardcore Kim Wilde fan, especially of her first 4 albums I want these releases for the previously unreleased tracks and new Extended versions and Art Work.
The DVD is sooooo exciting though and I am afraid I am going to be VERY disappointed with their altering of 4.3 to a box or 16.9, ughhhhh.
But a guy Tom Parker has done this package and he is usually very good. On the Bananarama re-issues the picture was in 4.3 but in NTSC.
Kylie's re-issues were AMAZING! All in 4.3 and in PAL.
From my dealings with Tom, he has said that he always tries to get PAL releases for DVDs, but it's ultimately a record company decision, so out of his hands.
As the Kim Wilde DVDs are on Cherry Red, I'd say there is more likelihood of them being PAL, given that the Samantha Fox one was too. The Bananarama re-issues were through Demon, not Cherry Red, and Demon also stupidly released the Transvision Vamp DVD (as part of their imaginatively-titled 'I Want Your Love' set released on CD/DVD last year) in NTSC, when they had almost no North American success.
But, Jason, I reckon the Kim DVDs are going to be 16:9, just like the Sam Fox DVD was. I agree that it shouldn't be like this, but if you view it on a widescreen TV or monitor, it will look normal. It's only when you view such things on 4:3 TVs that they look postage-stamped with black borders all around the picture. The worst would be for the DVDs to be NTSC AND 16:9, like the Transvision Vamp one.
How exactly is an original 4:3 clip reformatted to 16:9? Personally I'm not a fan of reformatting old TV shows or videos into wide screen. Watching old Star Trek episodes in 16:9 would feel wrong
Thanks Nathan very informative
Teh Cyndi lauper current DVD which I was SOOOO excited to get is 4.3 = letterbox with the box around the picture. It's just S H I T !
It looked like 4.3 with a box around it. Anyhow, the Cyndi Lauper DVD is ruined. I shouldn't have bought it.
Assuming it's a best of Cyndi Lauper DVD, i'd stick with the rage special from August 2004. I have it in 4:3 and amazing sound!
I have "Select" and "Catch As Catch Can" and the videos are 4:3, even " View From A Bridge" is 4:3 letterbox.