Get the Widescreen version of Balto!

Get the Widescreen version of Balto!


Are you american? Are you sad that the Balto dvd isn't widescreen? Read this...


As you may or may not know, the U.S. DVD (region 1) was released in a full frame (4/3) aspect ratio. This is a really bad format because the picture has been modified to fit the American TV screen. The European DVD, however, (region 2) was released in widescreen (16/9), which is much more accurate to the film's original aspect ratio.

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Also, the European DVD contains a pretty interesting documentary about the film and Balto's history. This documentary was supposed to be on the U.S. DVD, but didn't make it for an unknown reason.

Some of you may be interested in getting the European DVD for the sake of having a widescreen version of the film.  However, because of region locking, you may not be able to play DVD from another region on your American dvd player. There are tricks to be able to play DVDs from different regions (some home DVD players can play region 2 DVDs, some need a mod chip). The best solution would be to get the Brazilian dvd, if you can find it,  because it isn't region locked. If you have a way to play PAL region DVDs, then I would suggest getting ahold of a region 2 DVD. You can find them for sale on Ebay and Amazon.

 

This article was modified on 9/24/16






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caseylupus
Caseylup
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December 13, 2011
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if anyone can find this please email me at gamer86@yahoo.com I really want this pretty bad.

caseylupus
Caseylup
us
December 13, 2011
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I'm looking all over for this and I cannot find it.

Guest
Guest
July 15, 2010
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I've got it because I live in the uk and love it :Love: I saved up my money and whent to HMV and bought it the trailer was good but the doccumentrys great ! :howl: I've watched it loads of times my dad will come in my room and say Balto again lol

July 25, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Small but Determined
I'm a collector so I wish I could find one!

January 24, 2008
Panama Male Is not currently on the site
Democratic Change
I always acknowledged that Brazilians are the only perfect
humans!

July 08, 2007
Portugal Male Is not currently on the site
At least a portuguese speaking country does something right
for the first time.

August 09, 2006
Brazil Female Is not currently on the site
I'm brazilian, but my father don't want to buy it for me...:cryeyesout:

Guest
Guest
May 27, 2006
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How badly I want it...:cry: GIVE IT TO ME!!!!:mad:

mia
Mia
May 10, 2006
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i can't read in brazil

Kamiyah
Kamiyah
April 03, 2006
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I'm not sure how to order it, cause I can't read the Brazilian language. x.x;

*Star*
*Star*
November 08, 2005
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I know how they made Balto. They drew a bunch of pictures and put 'em in a sequence! XD j/k

marisa
Marisa
September 20, 2005
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THAT is ssssssoooooo :cccccccccccoooooooooooollllllllllllllll:

Balto
Balto
September 07, 2005
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I saw that kind of Widescreen here in Romania at the Market where I live.I have Balto 2 DVD and It's quite good.:P

I love Balto
I love
Balto
August 12, 2005
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Widescreen is better then fullscreen, because there is more to see on the sides of the tv.

 JennaWolf
JennaWo
lf
July 23, 2005
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I have a widescreen TV

Radeon
Radeon
July 18, 2005
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I think widescreen is a lot better too. It doesn't confine the film and you see way more. Wish I had one of those widescreen TVs to play it on...

Flash (Messerschmitt)
Flash
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chmitt)
July 06, 2005
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Yes, widescreen is better than fullscren because widescreen catch the edges of the movie, so you can see completely whats up on the sides.

JennaWolf
JennaWol
f
July 06, 2005
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I think widescreen is better than fullscreen :P

steet
Steet
June 30, 2005
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I think you didn't read the article carefully. The reason is that in theaters, the films are made in widescreen format, which is the real format of the film. When they make them fullscreen to fit the 4/3 ratio of a TV, a good part of the screen is entirely lost, so you won't see characters on the edge for example. Besides, putting black bars gives a more "cinematic" feeling, while fullscreen is better for saturday morning cartoons. Finally, the perfect ratio for a human is close to 16/9, that's why many TV are now in that format. It's the most natural ratio.

BALTO
BALTO
June 28, 2005
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I rather fullscreen then widescreen. First you see the screen beter than when you watch the widescreen format. Infact any bigger format is better. I honestly think that there only should be a fullswcreen format and no widescreen format. What's the point of selling a smaller format.

Balto30
Balto30
June 20, 2005
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cool and of course ill order it than ill have full and wide!yay!

Jeppers
Jeppers
June 20, 2005
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Ooh i ordered mines and its gonna come in about 2 weeks im so excited that ill have both the widescreen and full screen version...Unless some shipping incident makes everything:cry: :cry:

nitti
Nitti
June 13, 2005
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cool, i always wanted to know how they made Balto:cool: :P

HYBRID 10
HYBRID
10
June 12, 2005
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Neat!:p

JennaWolf
JennaWol
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June 10, 2005
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Cool !!!!! I want to get Balto in widescreen & the docmentry:cool:




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