A&E Press Release: The World At War (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Have watched many WWII documentaries including Ken
    Burns THE WAR and WWII in COLOR.


    This is supposed to be the grandaddy of all WWII documentaries

    and I have always wanted to see it.


    However, looking over at Amazon (see link) there seems

    to be an uproar about the aspect ratio that I am guessing

    is being proposed for this release.
     
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    From: http://hcc.techradar.com/playback/coming-soon/exclusive-preview-we-talk-team-restoring-world-war-blu-ray-12-08-10
     
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    Wow! Officially the most scattered, desperate, incoherent explanation I've ever seen for cropping.


    At least it starts off honest, saying it's all about selling it for foreign distribution in HD.


    But then it devolves into this gibberish, which makes Vittorio Storaro's "Univisium" nonsense seem lucid in comparison.
     
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    One of my favorite TV films ever, the Aussie miniseries BANGKOK HILTON starring Nicole Kidman, was also cropped from 4:3 to 16:9 for the most recent DVD, as was the series VIETNAM that she was in.


    I have a horrible feeling that while classic films like Casablanca and Citizen Kane will be safe, old television shows will all soon be cropped.
     

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