Sam (jevim) wrote,

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Someone At CBS Should Die...

So, while watching football this afternoon I noticed that CBS was advertising a Robbie the Reindeer special tonight. I picked up a DVD of the original animation, "Hooves of Fire." Recently, I have seen a new DVD in the stores with the original short and a new one titled "The Lost Tribe."

Dee and I started watching it, and the pacing of things just seemed wrong. Solution? Fire up the DVD in the laptop & pace it to the TV to compare the two. First off, the original "Hooves of Fire" was widescreen, and they did a really bad job of cutting it to 4x3. I mean, terrible. There are places were a very good & funny part of the frame was cut out. Haven't we progressed to the point where letterboxing would be accepted on television?

Secondly, they cut several parts of scenes from "Hooves of Fire." Most of them weren't critical to the story, well except for one. They introduce three characters in a cut scene (The Three Ten-Tonners), who then appear in a later scene. Since they weren't introduced, I think it's just odd that these three large walruses are there in the later scene. Call me a movie bigot. ;-)

And finally, they RE-RECORDED ALL THE VOICES! I mean... Ben Stiller? Britney Spears? Jerry Stiller? Ack! I miss the good British voicing! There's just an inflection that's missing in the American actor's work. And Britney... *shudder* Blasphemy!

So now I'm left wondering if the new DVD in stores has this Americanization of the movies, or if it contains a real, honest original version of "The Lost Tribe." I don't think I'm going to spend my money finding out. :^)

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