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Old 12-02-08, 10:34 PM   #1
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Which Blu-ray movies are in 1.85:1?

With the whole black bar subject i started in the Dark Knight thread it got me wondering if there are any movies that actually fill up the entire widescreen HDTV in 1.85:1.

I'm almost sure i saw one before but i can't remember for the life of me which one it was.

Thanks!
 
Old 12-02-08, 10:40 PM   #2
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A lot.

I don't think you will find someone willing to list them all for you though.

I'll give you one, Planet Terror.
 
Old 12-02-08, 10:45 PM   #3
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One of the stranger questions I've read in a while. In addition to 1.85 - 1.78, 1.66 also "fill" the entire screen. I doubt you'll see any kind of comprehensive list though. The Dark Knight issue does have me stumped somewhat, only because I was never sure what ratio IMAX was.
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Old 12-02-08, 11:23 PM   #4
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Old 12-03-08, 08:14 AM   #5
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all movies should be like this, f**k those widescreen bars
 
Old 12-03-08, 08:44 AM   #6
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Old 12-03-08, 09:00 AM   #7
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Nice, threads like this show us that BD is entering J6P territory. It might just stick around.
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Old 12-03-08, 09:15 AM   #8
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Yeah curse those highbrow artsy types for hiding the picture from us!!!!
 
Old 12-03-08, 09:17 AM   #9
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Nice, threads like this show us that BD is entering J6P territory. It might just stick around.
Yep - fullscreen 2.0.
 
Old 12-03-08, 09:18 AM   #10
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Maybe flipper discs as well, with half the movie on each side. Might as well go back to 2001.
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Old 12-03-08, 09:37 AM   #11
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The Dark Knight issue does have me stumped somewhat, only because I was never sure what ratio IMAX was.
IMAX has a theatrical ratio of 1.45:1. The Dark Knight IMAX prints alternated between 2.40:1 (for the 35mm parts) to 1.45:1 (for the IMAX parts). The 35mm parts were letterboxed on the IMAX screen.

The Dark Knight 35mm theatrical prints were cropped to a constant 2.40:1.

The Blu-ray alternates between 2.40:1 and 1.78:1 (the IMAX footage is cropped to fill the 16:9 screen).
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Old 12-03-08, 09:43 AM   #12
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Cool, thanks Josh for the explanation. I was wondering what the IMAX ratio was to get a better idea of the cropping Nolan had to do to make it fit for home viewing.
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Old 12-03-08, 09:52 AM   #13
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With the whole black bar subject i started in the Dark Knight thread it got me wondering if there are any movies that actually fill up the entire widescreen HDTV in 1.85:1.

I'm almost sure i saw one before but i can't remember for the life of me which one it was.

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Why is it necessary to "fill up" the screen? You are seeing all the image there is.
 
Old 12-03-08, 10:16 AM   #14
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Why is it necessary to "fill up" the screen? You are seeing all the image there is.
Hey, I bought a 58" Plasma with 1500 square inches of screen for $3500 which works out to $2.30 per sq inch. I want my money's worth god damn it. You know how much money I'm wasting on a 2.35:1 movie? Neither do I but I'm sure it's substantial.
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Old 12-03-08, 11:08 AM   #15
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Hey, I bought a 58" Plasma with 1500 square inches of screen for $3500 which works out to $2.30 per sq inch. I want my money's worth god damn it. You know how much money I'm wasting on a 2.35:1 movie? Neither do I but I'm sure it's substantial.
That makes no sense! Do you also look for only 2 hour+ run times? Or even better, how about only 6.1 or better audio tracks? Pinhead.
 
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Old 12-03-08, 11:32 AM   #17
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I'll give you one, Planet Terror.
Although, when part of Grindhouse, it's 2.40:1. I guess he shouldn't hold out for the release of the whole feature in that case.
 
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Although, when part of Grindhouse, it's 2.40:1. I guess he shouldn't hold out for the release of the whole feature in that case.
My BD copy of Planet Terror is 1.85:1 (as is the "scratch free" version). So there!
 
Old 12-03-08, 12:19 PM   #19
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Hey, I bought a 58" Plasma with 1500 square inches of screen for $3500 which works out to $2.30 per sq inch. I want my money's worth god damn it. You know how much money I'm wasting on a 2.35:1 movie? Neither do I but I'm sure it's substantial.
 
Old 12-03-08, 12:28 PM   #20
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Someone should create a blu-ray wiki and have categories for stuff like this.

It should also compare the BR version to the standard version. Now would be the time to do it before the library gets too big.
 
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These threads are good for a laugh. Until you realize it isn't a joke.
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Old 12-03-08, 12:56 PM   #22
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I think all the movie should be 1.85:1 for blu ray release.
 
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These threads are good for a laugh. Until you realize it isn't a joke.
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Old 12-03-08, 01:22 PM   #24
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I've never complained about aspect ratios that don't fill up the entire 16:9 screen, so please don't throw me into that group...I'm much closer to being a J6P than I am a film aficionado...but I've always just gone with the flow, figured the filmmakers weren't filming stuff in 2.35:1 or whatever else just to piss people off - but I've never cared enough to actually ask until now - why DO they use certain aspect ratios? I have my guesses, but they are just guesses.

I'm sure it's a fairly simple answer that can be made fairly complex through message board banter?

Thanks.
 
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Someone should create a blu-ray wiki and have categories for stuff like this.

It should also compare the BR version to the standard version. Now would be the time to do it before the library gets too big.
Well, there is a stickied FAQ in this forum, but it hasn't been updated since January of 2006. Do you think it's a wee bit out of date?
 
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