Posted April 01 2003 - 03:48 AM
This reminds me of the original Austin Powers DVD release, where the film was opened up except for that shot with the 8 split screen where people in the U.S. Gov't were calling each other, and that was in 2.35:1. The original DVD packaging said it was in 2.35 (I think) and then they started pressing new packaging which indicated it was at a ratio of "2:1 as specified by the director" so even in the infancy of DVD there were some people who knew something was up with varying aspect ratios.
| I hate watching movies now that are not widescreen. When I go to the theaters and see a movie in 16x9, and not 2.35 I usually wish it was 2.35. Just feels awkward now to watch a movie in 1.78. |
I'm not sure what to make of this? Are you saying you want all films at 2.35 and not 1.85 (1.78 is the HDTV standard but the most common aspect ratio of movies in that ballpark is 1.85)? So films like Saving Private Ryan, The Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather I & II, those all feel awkward because they aren't 2.35?
I think directors use each aspect ratio to suit the film, and thus create a different feel and look from film to film. I can't say it actually bothers me when I go and see a movie and it isn't 2.35.