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sldvd
05-29-12, 01:46 AM
Just curious, are there any movies filmed at a 2.35 aspect ratio that were released on anamorphic widescreen DVD (or Blu Ray) and had their sides cut off so that they would fit the 16:9 aspect ratio without any black bars on top and bottom?

Rypro 525
05-29-12, 01:54 AM
the Recruit i know is one. (that was shot Super 35 so in reality there is more info on the top and bottom of the screen and slight side cropping)

Boba Fett
05-29-12, 04:02 AM
Lord of War was, and then quietly reissued in proper 2.35:1.

The Recruit along with Traitor were reframings as dictated by the directors.

Also, the first "double release" of both versions of Apocalypse Now were reframed to 2.00:1 after the cinematographer whined about his "vision"

Josh-da-man
05-29-12, 04:08 AM
The standalone release of "Grindhouse: Planet Terror" is framed at 16:9, whereas the theatrical presentation and double-feature blu-ray is at 2.35:1. (Though I believe this was shot in super-35 and had information added to the top and bottom to fill out the 16:9 image.)

Josh-da-man
05-29-12, 04:10 AM
Also, the first "double release" of both versions of Apocalypse Now were reframed to 2.00:1 after the cinematographer whined about his "vision"

I believe that all home video editions of Apocalype Now have been in modified aspect ratio (either pan and scan for VHS or that Univisium bullshit for the LDs and DVDs) with the exception of the blu-ray, which is the only home video release in OAR.

DonnachaOne
05-29-12, 05:38 AM
The standalone release of "Grindhouse: Planet Terror" is framed at 16:9, whereas the theatrical presentation and double-feature blu-ray is at 2.35:1. (Though I believe this was shot in super-35 and had information added to the top and bottom to fill out the 16:9 image.)

Planet Terror was shot digitally at 1.78:1, and cropped down to 2.35:1 for theatrical exhibition. It was opened up on the standalone release.

wd40cloud
05-29-12, 08:43 AM
Once Upon a Time in Mexico

DonnachaOne
05-29-12, 08:59 AM
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Again, that was another film shot digitally at 1.78:1, shown theatrically matted at 2.35:1, and then released on home video with the image opened up. Rodriguez again...

inri222
05-29-12, 01:20 PM
Terry Gilliam's Tideland

http://www.smart.co.uk/dreams/tidecrop.jpg

Mr. Salty
05-29-12, 02:06 PM
The first Austin Powers movie, if memory serves.

b2net
05-29-12, 02:20 PM
One night with the king.

Alan Smithee
05-29-12, 03:27 PM
The Blu-Ray of Austin Powers is the theatrical ratio, but the first DVD and laserdisc were about 2:1 "as specified by the filmmakers" or something like that.

TheBang
05-29-12, 06:56 PM
Several of the Alliance Blu-ray releases were 1.78 for 2.35 films (mostly New Line Cinema stuff, I think)

Giles
05-29-12, 07:33 PM
Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader