Anamorphic stretching on Man Of Steel? What is this!? UGH!

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    Man Of Steel is distorted. My question is why? Does it have something to do with the anamorphic lens used for filming?

    I've listed a few examples below where I've stretched the image vertically to what I think it should look like.

    Henry Cavill looks like this.

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    Man Of Steel screengrab 1

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    Man Of Steel screengrab 1 (modified)

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    Man Of Steel screengrab 2

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    Man Of Steel screengrab 2 (modified)

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    Michael Shannon looks like this.

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    Man Of Steel screengrab 3

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    Man Of Steel screengrab 3 (modified)

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    What's going on here?
     
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    Actually, Superman should look like this:

    Reeves.jpg
     
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    Count me in for wanting to know why the distortion?
     
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    Is it for the whole film or just a few scenes. ?
     
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    Whole film.
     
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    At least in the Krypton scenes you could say it's because of the increased gravity. :)
     
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    My question is, have you compared any of the shots of Amy Adams or the other "human" co-stars, and did it look this way in theatres? Given that these two characters are Kryptonian, it may have been a conscious choice to make them look "alien". Just a thought.
     
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    I just used the screen grabs from Blu-ray.com after watching this at home.

    But everyone looks like this.

    Diane Lane is not this wide in real life.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Maybe Zach Snyder wanted to pay tribute to CinemaScope "mumps".
     
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    Final proof...film adds a few pounds.
     
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    It's The Big Country all over again, i would like to know if this was how it was shown at cinemas and thus intentional or is it a blu ray mastering error, seems unlikely to be a mastering error but then again see The Big Country.
     
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    Thanks for the reference! This issue seems very similar, if not the same.

    Screenshots here - http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Big-Country-Blu-ray/21691/#Screenshots
     
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    Don't know about other movies, but I spent some time searching for the posted screen grabs on my laptop using the Man of Steel BD 3D. Found the distortions to be accurate representations of the grabs shown. Don't know how to take BD screen grabs myself so I can't show that the angle of the shots taken are creating the distorted look. Several other scenes of the actors show their natural elongated features when the capture angle matches the example photos above.
     
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    This is exactly the same sort of distortion which has ruined for me the Blu ray of The Big Country. It's the Big Mac Blu ray syndrome.
    I know this was a simple technical error by the transfer engineer on The Big Country ..you would think such an error would be impossible on Man of Steel - unless the movie was shown in cinemas in this weird stretched ratio!
     
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    I never noticed. Looks natural to me.
     
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    That's odd. My first thought was that the image was incorrectly scaled from the 2K or 4K files, but that should result in everything looking skinnier, not fatter.
     
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    Doesn't this globe look round?screencap---------------
     
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