3D 3D Blu-Rays (2.35x1) That Have Black Border Effects

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  1. Reed Grele

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    Does anyone have a list of titles that do this? I know that in my 100+ collection that there are at least 2 or 3 that have this really cool feature, but short of going through each one, I can't recall which ones have it.

    You won't see this in CIH projection setups, but if played on a 16x9 screen (or LCD / plasma TV's), sometimes objects that are being propelled towards the audience will spill over into the black border area for a really enhanced 3D effect.

    The only one I can think of at the moment is the aspect ratio change to 2.35x1 during the flying fish scene from LIFE OF PI.
     
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    Disney's kiddie film G-Force does a fantastic job with out of the frame/into the letterbox shots.

    I noted in my Cars 3D review that Pixar did it in the closing credits side panel action, and it's very effective there, too.
     
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    MONSTERS VS. ALIENS does this too. Pretty cool effect.
     
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    Oz TheGreat and Powerful did this at least once during the opening section.
     
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    Life of Pi has a sequence involving fish. It's brief, but effective.
     
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    The opening credits to Escape from Planet Earth have snowflakes falling outside the frame.
     
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    This must be unique to the home video transfers, correct? I mean how could this be accomplished in a theater?
     
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    Oz and Pi both did the same effect in the theater.
     
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    I can see how it could be done with films that are shot with multiple aspect ratios. But what about films that are 2.35x1 all the way through? I know I've seen a few that have this effect, but I just can't remember which ones.
     
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    There's a great out of the letterbox gag at the end of "Amphibious"; it's almost worth sitting through the rest of it.
     
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    Although not 3D the trailer for the new walking with Dinosaurs has effects that go into the black bars.
     
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    I saw a trailer for Walking with Dinosaurs a week or so back. I was like, "This looks gre..." (as soon as the dinosaurs talked it ended my excitement...)
     
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    I remember that effect in the theatrical release of 'Hugo', especially an early scene with snow falling, but I don't have a 3D set-up at home.
     
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    Hugo is 1.78:1 though (?)
     
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    As already mentioned the end scene of Monsters Vs Aliens has a great moment involving the 2.35:1 bars.
     

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