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Old 12-27-05, 09:00 AM
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DVD Talk review of 'Jurassic Park Adventure Pack'

I read Don Houston's DVD review of Jurassic Park Adventure Pack at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=19431 and...I thought it was informative, however, the reviewer stated that the film was shot in 1:85:1 when it was originally filmed in open matte (watch the 2 back to back and you can see they cut off the tops of people's heads and chins). Unfortunately, most of the world still uses a 4:3 tv and we are stuck with widescreen versions of movies that were originally filmed in open matte. I wish more DVD companies would release both versions (the movie would have to be open matte first before they overlay the 1:85:1 bars anyway). Would that be such a crime? In closing, the reviewer did cover this re-release of Jurrasic Park very well except for the framing of the film. Thank you. Mike M.
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Old 12-27-05, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by mcc7425
however, the reviewer stated that the film was shot in 1:85:1 when it was originally filmed in open matte
"Open matte" refers to the stripping away of the mattes after the fact. The term you're looking for is "full aperature".

I'm more interested in having a DVD represent the intended theatrical framing versus trying to fill every scanline on a TV.
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Originally Posted by mcc7425
I read Don Houston's DVD review of Jurassic Park Adventure Pack at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=19431 and...I thought it was informative, however, the reviewer stated that the film was shot in 1:85:1 when it was originally filmed in open matte (watch the 2 back to back and you can see they cut off the tops of people's heads and chins). Unfortunately, most of the world still uses a 4:3 tv and we are stuck with widescreen versions of movies that were originally filmed in open matte. I wish more DVD companies would release both versions (the movie would have to be open matte first before they overlay the 1:85:1 bars anyway). Would that be such a crime? In closing, the reviewer did cover this re-release of Jurrasic Park very well except for the framing of the film. Thank you. Mike M.
You're joking, right? You're arguing FOR full screen?

Uhh...you're in the wrong forum, my friend.
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So you're saying the presentation in the theater was incorrect?
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Looks like we scared him away...
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