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Old 10-23-03, 10:10 PM
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Blair Witch Aspect Ration Question

Hi,

I just bought the Artisan Blair Witch Project disc (shut up, I thought it was a decent movie). Anyways... on the back, it says: FULLSCREEN VERRSION: Formatted from its original version to fit your screen. I did a search around hee and elsewhere and I can not ifnd anything on it... but in the theaters, I remember it was shot with some kind of handheld, personal video recorder or something... (maybe I am wrong though). Anyways, it was definitely "Ful frame" or close to 4:3 in the theater. So, is this DVD really modified in some way or is it just a misprint? I haven't watched it all yet, but scanning through the disc, it looks like I remembered it looking.... Just wondering.

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Its supposed to "look like a camera" view. The true oar is 1:33:1 (thats what it was in theaters and on cable), so the dvd is a tad off.
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Thanks Rypro,

That makes perfect sense to me... I have not seen it since its theatrical run, and I thought the DVD looked just as I remembered. But, if the true OAR is actually 1.33:1, then that would explain why I really did not notice it. (Plus, it has been a long while since I have seen it)

Thanks for the info!
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Re: Blair Witch Aspect Ration Question

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I just bought the Artisan Blair Witch Project disc (shut up, I thought it was a decent movie).
No shame in that, Zack . . . I'm a fan myself. I found the cinematography and the premise to both be extremely creative and the movie, in general, to be very effective at freaking out some of my more sensitive friends.

Now if you had said "Book of Shadows - Blair Witch 2", we might have needed to have a little talk.
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Sometimes they'll say it's been modified to fit your screen even if it hasn't. Full Metal Jacket has this disclaimer, but the other 1.33:1 titles in the Kubrick Collection (The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut) do not, even though they are 1.33:1 for the same reason FMJ is.
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If only they'd brought more aspect rations, they would have lasted even longer out in the woods.
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Originally posted by Groucho
If only they'd brought more aspect rations, they would have lasted even longer out in the woods.
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Re: Re: Blair Witch Aspect Ration Question

Originally posted by talemyn
I found the cinematography and the premise to both be extremely creative
You've obviously never seen Cannibal Holocaust.

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Originally posted by Rypro 525
Its supposed to "look like a camera" view. The true oar is 1:33:1 (thats what it was in theaters and on cable), so the dvd is a tad off.
It wasn't 1.33 in theatres, that is TV Ratio. 1.66 is the smallest theatrical.
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Originally posted by moviezzz
It wasn't 1.33 in theatres, that is TV Ratio. 1.66 is the smallest theatrical.
You're wrong on a number of levels. First, current SMPTE standards for 35mm projection allow for four aspect ratios: 1.37:1 (also commonly referred to as 1.33:1), 1.66:1, 1.85:1, and 2.39:1.

Second, BWP was absolutely shown at 1.33:1 theatrically. The 1.33:1 frame was centered within a 1.85:1 frame on the theatrical prints. Theatres then projected the film at 1.85:1, but the picture area itself was only 1.33:1.

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Second, BWP was absolutely shown at 1.33:1 theatrically. The 1.33:1 frame was centered within a 1.85:1 frame on the theatrical prints. Theatres then projected the film at 1.85:1, but the picture area itself was only 1.33:1.
BINGO!! That's exactly what I thought, but at the time, I was not "aspect ratio savvy" so I thought I might have remembered wrongly. Thanks!
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