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Old 12-03-08, 05:19 PM   #1
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Why is the SPIDER-MAN 2 trailer in 1:85:1 aspect ratio?

Can somebody tell me why on the Hellboy bonus dvd, the preview for spiderman 2 is in 1:85:1 aspect ration and in HD? Why isn't in the same format on the spider-man 2 dvd? Even the blue ray is in 2:40.
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Old 12-03-08, 05:28 PM   #2
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I think the obvious answer is that footage was cropped for the trailer. The movie was filmed with a wider aspect ratio, clearly, and was intended as such from the filmmakers.

The first Spider-Man was 1:85:1 though so are you sure it wasn't a trailer for the first one?
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Old 12-03-08, 05:42 PM   #3
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Positive. I put the hellboy bonus dvd into my Xbox hd player. The spider-man 2 trailer was in full wide screen. Then i put in my spider-man 2 dvd, which is in enhanced wide screen, it was in 2:40 aspect ratio and the quality didn't look as good as the trailer. I wish the entire movie looked like that trailer.

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Old 12-03-08, 05:58 PM   #4
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I find 2.35:1 trailers for 1.85:1 movies a bit odd. First thing I noticed when I got the "Courage Under Fire" BD.
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Old 12-03-08, 05:59 PM   #5
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Wait. You said the trailer was on the Hellboy bonus DVD? Unless it was a file that was accessible only via computer (like a WMV file), how in the heck could the trailer for Spider-Man 2 been in HD to begin with?

On a slightly different note, if I recall correctly, the trailer for Spider-Man 2 was usually presented open matte since the film was shot in Super35 rather than Anamorphic.
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Old 12-03-08, 06:08 PM   #6
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I find 2.35:1 trailers for 1.85:1 movies a bit odd. First thing I noticed when I got the "Courage Under Fire" BD.
Wasn't the trailer to Predator 2 in 2.35:1 whereas the actual feature is in 1.85:1?
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Old 12-03-08, 07:30 PM   #7
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The first time I ever noticed a films Aspect Ratio altered for the trailer was the 2nd trailer for Batman and Robin. A film that was 1.85:1 was altered to 2.35:1. The reason? Evidently it was attached to a WB film when first released and that film was was 2.35:1. So the altered the ratio so they could be attached. At least that is what the projectionist told me.
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Old 12-03-08, 09:44 PM   #8
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Why wasn't the whole movie that way? Why just crop up the trailer? It must be a marketing ploy, cuz the trailer had better picture quality then the actual movie on dvd. you should check it out yourselves.
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Old 12-04-08, 12:23 AM   #9
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I have Spider-Man 2 on Blu-ray and it looks mighty fine with it's 2:35:1 AR.
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