GoodFellas HD-DVD cropped to fit 16x9 HDTV?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Paul Hillenbrand, May 3, 2006.

  1. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

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    Once again, if opening the matte on 1.85 movie is such atrocity, why don't I see more people having a problem with the same thing being done to a 2.35 movie?
     
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    I just leave it in the hands of the director and cinematographer who did the DVD transfer and or approved it. If it's okay with them ... it's okay with me.

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  3. Michael Osadciw

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    this isn't directed at anyone...but I prefer to have the film in the correct aspect ratio. I'm running no more than half a percent of overscan with my projector so I see the two black bars for 1.85:1 films and know when it's been reformatted less than that or to 1.78:1. On my screen, the bars combined are about an inch and a half...not a whole lot, but it's the integity of it all...changing the intended ratio...

    ...besides, if not many people will see the difference, let us those who can have it correct.

    Mike
     
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    DVD of course. And, as I said, if you had wanted to complain about this issue, you're about 9 years too late. Why weren't you doing this in 1997? You may have at least had a chance to correct the problem then (assuming it is a problem at all). This is not exactly a new issue and just because you only noticed on HD-DVD doesn't negate the fact that the practice is widespread and long-term.
     
  5. Ed St. Clair

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    SD-DVD is a "subset" of DVD? SD-DVD IS DVD! Do you know what a "subset" is? HD DVD is not a "subset" of DVD. They do have A/V features in common as a "subset" would require, however HD DVD has A/V features that (SD) DVD does not. A "subset" contains only common features, not un-common features.
    I knew OAR was a problem before 1997. Why do you say I just noticed it?
    Is it because you confused my hope/desire to have the problems that were associated with DVD, not appear on HD on disc?
    Read my post before you falsely post things you know about me.
    Just because a practice is "long-term" on DVD does not mean it has to become a "long-term" practice on HD on disc. You are aware of that, I hope!
     
  6. Ed St. Clair

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    Wouldn't it be great if it was just that easy; Director approved AR.
    Just some people freaked about what Kubrick did with AR on DVD & some are not happy with what Coppola has allowed for AR on DVD.
    So it is not it even that simple, unfortunately.

    Someone also pointed out how varied a theater presentation can be. Which is correct. My definition of OAR was poorly worded. I should have said the "originally" intended aspect ratio. As I've seen films in theaters where the subtitles were completely cut off at the bottom of the screen!
     

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