Was THE LAST OF SHEILA theatrically released in widescreen?

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  1. zonk

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    I own the lousy Warner release of this great whodunit, and would like to know if it was released in widescreen on debut.
     
  2. Bob Cashill

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    I imagine it was released 1.85:1. What's the specific issue?
     
  3. Thomas T

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    I saw THE LAST OF SHEILA on its original theatrical release and it had an aspect ratio of 1.85. I don't see anything "lousy" about Warners release of it on DVD. It's an excellent approximation of how it looked theatrically, in anamorphic wide screen and a terrific commentary by stars Dyan Cannon, Richard Benjamin and Dyan Cannon.
     
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    I, too, saw the original theatrical release, and it was 1.85:1.
     
  5. ahollis

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    The DVD is widescreen anamorphic. I did not find anything wrong the release except colors were not so vibrant, but I contribute that to the film stock used during that era.

    The film is a great who done it and kudos to Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim on the script. I am not sure there is any reason to upgrade, even if it was available as a Blu-ray.
     

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