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Are there any DVDs which are WS even though the OAR is 4:3?

Are there any DVDs which are WS even though the OAR is 4:3?

 
Old 04-22-03, 08:39 PM
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Are there any DVDs which are WS even though the OAR is 4:3?

I'm curious if any titles have been modified from 1.33:1 to a WS ratio for the DVD?
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We'll probably see a lot more of these when and if widescreen takes over.
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Wasn't there a WS (1.85 I believe) DVD release of Full Metal Jacket, even though FMJ was filmed to by 4:3 (or 1.66)?
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Old 04-23-03, 01:26 AM
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Originally posted by starseed
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The original theatrical AR of The Evil Dead was 1.66:1, so this doesn't count as film modified from 1.33:1 to widescreen.

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Wasn't there a WS (1.85 I believe) DVD release of Full Metal Jacket, even though FMJ was filmed to by 4:3 (or 1.66)?
No. Both FMJ releases have been 4x3, and that is Kubrick's desired AR.

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It appears that this is the case with both V and V: THE FINAL BATTLE. I compared the new DVDs to my old VHS copies and the new DVDs have been cropped to get the anamorphic 1.85:1 presentation.

For the most part it does seem to work ok, though....
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"V" was shot in 1.85:1 (http://us.imdb.com/Technical?0085106). Your VHS copies, like 99.9% of all films on VHS, were P&S.
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Oh, good, another "Evil Dead" original aspect ratio discussion. This hasn't come up at DVD Talk in, what, a week?
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Elise, you are incorrect. Do some comparisons. Don't take anything on the imdb as gospel, either.
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Old 04-23-03, 04:09 PM
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Originally posted by elise
"V" was shot in 1.85:1 (http://us.imdb.com/Technical?0085106). Your VHS copies, like 99.9% of all films on VHS, were P&S.
Both V miniseries were made for television and aired originally at 1.33:1. The director of the first miniseries claims that he framed for both that ratio and 1.85:1 because there was the possibility of a European theatrical release (for a condensed version of the story). He prefers 1.85:1 and that is how the DVD was released.

The director of the second miniseries has not commented on the matter, but its framing also looks valid at 1.85:1.

Battlestar Galactica was also made for television, however its pilot episode had a brief theatrical run (with Sensurround audio). The DVD is presented in the 1.85:1 theatrical matting, but one look at it is enough to tell you that its creators were clearly not framing for that ratio.
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Originally posted by elise
"V" was shot in 1.85:1 (http://us.imdb.com/Technical?0085106). Your VHS copies, like 99.9% of all films on VHS, were P&S.
Actually, they appeared to by open matte, as opposed to pan & scan.

The scenes I looked at in full screen didn't lose anything off the sides, they just had more picture at the top and bottom.

It's been a while since I listened to Kenneth Johnson's commentary on the disc, but if he intended 1.85:1, that's cool & the gang......
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