We've created a monster. NINJA SCROLL to have version "reformatted for widescreen."

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  1. Brian Kidd

    Brian Kidd Screenwriter
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    Sigh.

    From the press release:

     
  2. John_Berger

    John_Berger Cinematographer

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    That's as wrong as pan-and-scan. So, now they're giving us a MARed version and saying that it's for the home theater enthusiast? We're the ones who DON'T want movies to be modified from their original AR!

    They might as well say, "We're going to distribute it in a blue box specifically for those who hate the color blue."

    This is just plain stupid.
     
  3. Jesse Blacklow

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    Yeah, I was at Otakon (Baltimore anime 'con) and went to the Manga Ent. panel, and when the rep said that, I was bummed. However, a lot of the panels at Otakon went out of their way to mention if stuff was going to be widescreen or notm and the fans were knowledgable about it as well. Not only that, anime productions as a whole (series and movies) are definitely moving towards widescreen. "Noir" and "Chobits" are both popular series that are in anamorphic widescreen on DVD. I think these guys just got caught up in the anamorphic hype.
     
  4. Brian Kidd

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    I have a feeling, though, that this is an omen of things to come as more and more people replace their 4:3 sets with 16:9 ones. Lots of faux widescreen discs so people can fill their screens. Grr. Wasn't there an article not too long ago about CHEERS being Tilt-n-Scanned for widescreen transfers?
     
  5. Travis_W

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    As long as the original ratio is on there somewhere, it doesn't bother me.
     
  6. Jeff Kleist

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    Actually it's twofold:

    Ninja Scroll is a "movie" in the US, not the OVA it was originally. Therefore people whine and scream about it not being wide

    2-Manga Entertainment has been long renowned for boobery

    Put the two together- tada!
     
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    That's horrible. Home theater people want OAR, not widescreen on every title.
     
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