Aspect Ratio Question for Any Horror Aficionado Out There

Discussion in 'DVD' started by pwt3, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. pwt3

    pwt3 Auditioning

    Jul 11, 2012
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    Hi. First post, and not only will I reveal in this post that I have terrible taste, but I'll ask a question so particular it's almost certain to not get any response. But anyway.
    Ok so my question is - I'm just re-starting a DVD collection, and my first instinct is to pick up the late 80s/early 90s horror and horror-comedy movies that I grew up watching. The problem is that many of them seem never to have been released in the US in widescreen.
    They were also, almost every one of them, shot in 1.85:1, which means that the full-screen releases may not be panned and scanned, they might just be open matte - not ideal, but a lot better than the alternative.
    So my specific question would be, is there anyone here who's seen the US full screen DVDs of Return of the Killer Tomatoes, Warlock, and Waxwork (just to name a few examples)? Did they seem claustrophobic (indicating P&S) or was there an unusual amount of head room?
    Would really appreciate a reply, I imagine I'll buy them anyway since they're the only versions of them out there. But it'd be comforting to know they're just open matte.

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