Karate KID

Old 05-08-03, 10:03 PM
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Karate KID

I heard that Karate Kid was Super 35, but when you go to imdb.com it does not list it as being shot like that.

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Old 05-08-03, 10:22 PM
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There are a number of mistakes on that site. Although I'd assume this 1984 film it was not Super 35.
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Old 05-08-03, 10:37 PM
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imdb states it was shot Spherical 35mm not Super 35
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Old 05-08-03, 11:25 PM
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What does Spherical mean
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Spherical means that the lenses are round. This is as opposed to anamorphic lenses, which are oval. Anamorphic lenses are typically used to shoot 2.35:1 films, also known as scope films. Super35 uses spherical lenses and that process can be used for 2.35:1, as well.

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Old 05-09-03, 01:03 PM
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Originally posted by Bagheera
What does Spherical mean
This site is a good primer on aspect ratios, film, cinematographic technical jargon...
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Actually, if this relates to whether or not the DVD is good enough as it is (full frame), then it belongs in DVD Talk.

I've always avoided the Karate Kid dvd - as I think it is pan/scan, but I've never heard a definitive answer.
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