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Batman Begins BLU-RAY - 7/8/08!

Old 07-12-08, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by RocShemp
So why was the prologue presented in 1.66:1 (or at least close to it given the small bars on the sides) instead of 1.77:1 on the Batman Begins Blu-Ray?
Unless my TV and my theater's 2K projector has some drastic overscan, the prologue looked like 1.77:1 on the BB Blu-ray. Nolan even referred to the prologue on the Blu-ray as 1.77:1 at the Q&A I attended.
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Originally Posted by pro-bassoonist
Try the following:

Make sure that there is no disc in the tray. Leave the player on. Unplug the cable. Wait 3-4 min. Plug it back in. Insert a BR disc.

A few weeks ago we had a major rainstorm in Chicago and something similar happen to my player.

Pro-B

No go, but thanks for the help. I guess it's time to test the return policy at Circuit City.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet
Unless my TV and my theater's 2K projector has some drastic overscan, the prologue looked like 1.77:1 on the BB Blu-ray. Nolan even referred to the prologue on the Blu-ray as 1.77:1 at the Q&A I attended.
I set my Sharp 52D62 to Dot-by-Dot mode whenever I I watch 1080i or 1080p content because it eliminates overscan and in this mode I see that the footage has bars on its sides. They're not major but they are enough to obviously make the image less than 1.77:1 and closer to 1.66:1.

Maybe somebody screwed up making the transfer?
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Originally Posted by RocShemp
I set my Sharp 52D62 to Dot-by-Dot mode whenever I I watch 1080i or 1080p content because it eliminates overscan and in this mode I see that the footage has bars on its sides. They're not major but they are enough to obviously make the image less than 1.77:1 and closer to 1.66:1.

Maybe somebody screwed up making the transfer?

the prologue was filmed in IMAX, so the ratio is around 1.77:1
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Well I also noticed a touch of black bars on each side. Very, very, very small. In fact, those who may not see that, probably have a little overscan as opposed to the 'just scan' option other TV's have.
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Originally Posted by dyerjp
the prologue was filmed in IMAX, so the ratio is around 1.77:1
IMAX is really about 1.44:1, despite how they're formatting the discs.
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Well, Roc, I don't really know what to say about that one. Perhaps they will go for 1.66:1 to get even closer to the original IMAX ratio and just presume that most people's TV will overscan it to 1.77:1.
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I just found it kind of odd when I was watching the prologue. Perhaps you're right and they did it in a effort to get as close to 1.44:1 as possible while still (mostly) filling a 1.77:1 frame.

BTW, when you talked to Nolan, did you get to ask him if more (if not all) of the eventual third film will be shot with IMAX cameras?

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