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Old 05-25-2010, 06:18 AM   #31
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The bottom line I think for a lot of people, is that with our TVs, we're expecting its maximum resolution and size to be taken advantage of, and are disappointed in the smaller size and quality of a widescreen movie.

As much as people seem to be pompous in their steadfast worship of "the director's vision" and the 2.35:1 ratio, I think I'd rather not be squinting at the smaller picture the whole time, wishing I'd bought a bigger TV than my apparently inadequate 51 inch.
"Pompous" - seeing the whole movie is pompous?

If they cut off the sides then that would be smaller quality.

This is why I watch on a projector - no squinting with a picture filling most of the opposite wall
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:36 PM   #32
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I have Poltergeist 1 and 2 on dvd and it's ratio is 2:35:1. The blu ray of Poltergeist is now 2:40:1 and Poltergeist 2 on blu ray is 2:35:1. Why? Why is Poltergeist 1 on blu ray's aspect ratio changed and part 2 is left at 2:35:1?

Why was part 1 changed anyway?
I find this odd and uncomfortable like what happened to the Back To The Future 2 and 3 dvds in the boxset years ago.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:33 AM   #33
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I have Poltergeist 1 and 2 on dvd and it's ratio is 2:35:1. The blu ray of Poltergeist is now 2:40:1 and Poltergeist 2 on blu ray is 2:35:1. Why? Why is Poltergeist 1 on blu ray's aspect ratio changed and part 2 is left at 2:35:1?

Why was part 1 changed anyway?
I find this odd and uncomfortable like what happened to the Back To The Future 2 and 3 dvds in the boxset years ago.
I don't know, but I would guess it's because Poltergeist 1 is more popular and the 2.4:1 aspect ratio is becoming more popular... so it just got cropped for "funsies"...?

Things like this are slightly annoying, but I'm more annoyed by Blu-ray discs of movies that were originally shot at 1.66:1 or 1.85:1 that get cropped to 1.78:1. They're the new version of "fullscreen" DVDs... it's lame!
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:50 AM   #34
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I don't know, but I would guess it's because Poltergeist 1 is more popular and the 2.4:1 aspect ratio is becoming more popular... so it just got cropped for "funsies"...?

Things like this are slightly annoying, but I'm more annoyed by Blu-ray discs of movies that were originally shot at 1.66:1 or 1.85:1 that get cropped to 1.78:1. They're the new version of "fullscreen" DVDs... it's lame!
Most of the BDs that are 1.78:1, but were 1.85:1 theatrically were not cropped. Alliance out of Canada is the only studio that I know of that regularly crops down to 1.78:1 from wider ratios. Warner and a few other studios in the U.S. usually take the 1.85:1 frame and open matte it to 1.78:1 so that more information is visible. With a cropped 1.85:1 to 1.78:1 image you're basically zooming in until the bars are gone, which causes information to be lost on all four sides particularly on the left and right. With open matte you're going back to the original negative and opening up the information that was seen on the camera, but was lost due to the director choosing a 1.85:1 ratio. A perfect recent example of this was Sherlock Holmes in 2009.
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