Halloween on 7mate

7mate is getting in the Halloween mood this week with a Simpsons Treehouse of Horror marathon on Wednesday October 30 wth 9 back to back episodes.

Then at 9pm on Thursday Oct 31 7mate has the Free to Air premiere of 2017 horror It.

Does not include Krusty the Clown.

13 Comments:

  1. I’m in, but only for a few classic Treehouse of Horror eps. Seen the movie remake “IT” at the cinemas, it was actually rather good, recommended!

    • They’re probably trying to avoid complaints from disgruntled parents who don’t know what “MA15+”, “horror themes”, “violence”, or “parental lock” means.

  2. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t It on Thursday at 9pm (that’s the time 7mate has been advertising).

    I agree that the episodes that Seven has access to are not as good, but the blame should be put onto Fox and not Seven. And does anyone know when Season 31 begins on 7mate?

  3. It’s unfortunate that Seven only seem to have access to the butchered versions of the 4:3 episodes, which have been “remastered” by cropping/stretching/pan+scanning the first 20 seasons from 4:3 to 16:9, cutting out about 25% of the image. In situations where detail integral to the shot would be missing by cropping the image to 16:9, they stretch the image instead.

    It’s not like reframing 35mm film content that was originally broadcast at 4:3 as 35mm film is not strictly 4:3 or 16:9, so sacrifices are made when framing the image either way (as was the case with the new 16:9 versions of the early seasons of The X-Files, and the Seinfeld remasters, just to name a couple), but The Simpsons was strictly 4:3 until the latter half of season 20.

    • I basically refuse to watch any show that has been bastardized by this process ,if people can’t accept that shows will have black bars at the side of the screen that’s bad luck.
      This really annoys me especially historical documents that should always be left the way they were filmed and in black and white where shot.

      • I’m with you Cathode Ray. I was going to check out the Simpsons marathon, until I heard they have stretched and butchered the episodes. It’s funny to think the black bars at the sides bother people more than seeing the full picture.

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