Anamorphic or Widescreen(Letterboxed)£¿

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  1. Michael_Yang

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    Mississippi Masala

    a film directed by Mira Nair,star Denzel Washington.

    it is printed in dvd backcover:

    • Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    • Widescreen Presentation

    Back Cover Pic

    I think it is Anamorphic Widescreen.

    but i found it is marked "widescreen(letterboxed)" in much site,like amazon¡¢yahoo,etc.

    It puzzles me....[​IMG]
     
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    I don't know whether it's anamorphic or not, but you should never trust the technical descriptions provided by DVD websites, especially Amazon.
     
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    they like to confuse people that's all ... (or perhaps to make out there's more "special" features on the disc than there really ... aren't)

    it's a sure bet this is anamorphic widescreen, as you said. it's columbia tristar, most of their output is in this format.

    if you buy the DVD, enjoy those "special" interactive menus and scene selections.
     
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    ^ that's true but I think he's referring to the way amazon labels them....when something is nonanamorphic, but widescreen, Amazon usually just lists it as "Widescreen (letterboxed)". If it's anamorphic widescreen, Amazon usually writes "Anamorphic Widescreen". I think that's what's puzzling him.
     
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    Yes£¡ [​IMG]

    Now I understand it is Anamorphic,So Thank you all£¡[​IMG]
     
  7. Michael Reuben

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    Speaking of confusing, I'm having a hard time figuring out if the new Robin Hood - SE is anamorphic or not.

    Amazon says "widescreen letterbox".
    Deep Discount says nothing.
    DVD Empire says nothing.
    DVD Planet says "anamorphic".
    Warner Brothers says "anamorphic".

    Funny how Amazon has a long description of the extras, but lists the video presentation as only "widescreen letterbox".
     
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