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« : October 26, 2003, 04:26:53 PM »

So is the ratio going to be 1.77:1 or 2.35:1?

Amazon has been saying 1.77:1 but I have a hard time believing they'd put that kind of effort into a DVD that's pan-n-scan.

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« #1 : October 27, 2003, 05:22:36 PM »

So is the ratio going to be 1.77:1 or 2.35:1?

Amazon has been saying 1.77:1 but I have a hard time believing they'd put that kind of effort into a DVD that's pan-n-scan.

Here's the deal, the OUATITW DVD is in anamorphically enhanced (16x9) widescreen. When you play an anamorphic DVD with the aspect ratio of 2.35:1 on a widescreen television, the picture 'stretches' vertically to 1:77.1, with no picture loss on the sides, yielding more image resolution. That could explain it (most DVD retailers really don't care if they get things exact or not) Every announced foreign version of the Paramount OUATITW SE (France, Germany, UK, Denmark, Spain) is identical with a ratio of 2.35:1, I see no reason why the US edition would be different.    

« : October 27, 2003, 05:24:00 PM Jayson Kennedy »

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« #2 : October 27, 2003, 05:45:35 PM »

"When you play an anamorphic DVD with the aspect ratio of 2.35:1 on a widescreen television, the picture 'stretches' vertically to 1:77.1, "

does this mean Charles bronson will look a Goyaesque 6 feet 5 inches tall?

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« #3 : October 29, 2003, 05:28:00 AM »

"When you play an anamorphic DVD with the aspect ratio of 2.35:1 on a widescreen television, the picture 'stretches' vertically to 1:77.1, "

does this mean Charles bronson will look a Goyaesque 6 feet 5 inches tall?

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No, the extra side width on the widescreen display fills out the compositions, unless you play it that way on a standard 4:3 square television.

« : October 29, 2003, 05:29:02 AM Jayson Kennedy »

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