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Old 05-10-04, 10:58 PM
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Cinémascope format on Scarface - Anniversary Edition?

So what is this Cinémascope format? Is it anamorphic or what?
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Old 05-10-04, 11:02 PM
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Where does it say Cinemascope? On mine it says Anamorphic widescreen format.

edit: I found this on google, not really sure what most of it means though =/

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Originally posted by OREOSpeedwagon
Where does it say Cinemascope? On mine it says Anamorphic widescreen format.

edit: I found this on google, not really sure what most of it means though =/
On Amazon:
DVD Features:
  • The Rebirth of Scarface (10 mins.)
  • Acting Scarface (15 mins.)
  • Creating Scarface (30 mins.)
  • Scarface: The TV Version - a look at the two versions (3 mins)
  • Deleted scenes (22 mins.)
  • Def Jam presents The Origins of a Gangsta' (30 mins).
  • Cinémascope format
  • Number of discs: 2
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Isn't Cinemascope the older way of referring to the 2.35:1 format?
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Old 05-10-04, 11:38 PM
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"Cinemascope" is simply one studio's marketing name for movies they filmed in the 2.35:1 format (the ratio actually could range up to to 2.66:1).

On DVD, preserving the Cinemascope OAR does not automatically mean the DVD is anamorphic.
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Gosh, I hope they release another version without the rap stuff in the commentaries.
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"Cinemascope" is simply one studio's marketing name for movies they filmed in the 2.35:1 format (the ratio actually could range up to to 2.66:1).
20th Century Fox pioneered the use of anamorphic photography in the early fifties and trademarked the name "CinemaScope". They also controlled the lenses for a number of years until Panavision developed their own anamorphic lenses. Other studios had to pay Fox for the lenses, and had to use the "CinemaScope" name until Panavision lenses came into use and we got "Filmed in Panavision". Indeed, within the industry, the CinemaScope name became so synonymous with anamorphic photography that it is used even today when referring to anamorphic photography despite the fact that Panavision has dominated the camera/lense market for more than 40 years. Today, the term is usually shortened to "scope" and used generically (read the back of a Warner DVD that is a 2.35:1 movie).
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Originally posted by Robert George
20th Century Fox pioneered the use of anamorphic photography in the early fifties and trademarked the name "CinemaScope". They also controlled the lenses for a number of years until Panavision developed their own anamorphic lenses. Other studios had to pay Fox for the lenses, and had to use the "CinemaScope" name until Panavision lenses came into use and we got "Filmed in Panavision". Indeed, within the industry, the CinemaScope name became so synonymous with anamorphic photography that it is used even today when referring to anamorphic photography despite the fact that Panavision has dominated the camera/lense market for more than 40 years. Today, the term is usually shortened to "scope" and used generically (read the back of a Warner DVD that is a 2.35:1 movie).
Here's more info on the various early 50's widescreen formats...

http://www.widescreenmuseum.com/widescreen/lobby.htm
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