Anime Question: Arcadia Of My Youth on DVD

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  1. Frederic_A

    Frederic_A Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi, can anyone in the know confirm whether or not the recent AnimEigo release of "Arcadia of my Youth" is in the original aspect ratio?

    I've now cancelled my order when I read in a review that the previous video release (by the same company, apparently) was "widescreen". Before I had ordered it, though, the only comment on its 1.33:1 ratio I had read was that this was the way it was shown in theatres. Now I can't remember the source. I was sceptical, since this was 1982, but after reading nothing but positive reviews without any mention of the aspect ratio, and reading about AnimEigo's track record, I went for it.

    So:

    1. Is it really 1.33?
    2. If so, is this pan & scan or open matte?
    3. If pan & scan, would you recommend getting it anyway?

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Frederic_A

    Frederic_A Stunt Coordinator

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    Anyone? Jeff? [​IMG]
     
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    Tony-B Producer

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    Here is what I have gathered...

    The OAR of this film is in fact 1.33:1. AnimeOnDVD says in their review of the disc...

     
  4. Frederic_A

    Frederic_A Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks, Tony. I had read that review and still had doubts lingering in my mind: that mention in the other review about the VHS widescreen version, and that I founnd it odd that anyone would make a theatrical movie in 1.33 by 1982.

    So I emailed Jeff Kleist, and he put my mind to rest:

     

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