Hi Tony,Hi Bob!
My OAR question is for THE MAN CALLED FLINTSTONE (1966) animated feature, which spoofs the '60s spy film genre that was then in vogue.
While my DVD bears the STANDARD VERSION PRESENTED IN A FORMAT PRESERVING THE ASPECT RATIO OF ITS ORIGINAL THEATRICAL EXHIBITION, it is 1.33:1 open matte. I just read yesterday that the iTunes digital version released in 2010 is presented in a matted 1.78:1 aspect ratio. My guess would be the latter aspect would have been the OAR recommended for theatrical exhibition, but I would love some positive clarification for this title, if you could kindly provide this!
A modification of this French system was actually used to make theatrical films. They were shot on this early "high definition" video, then transferred to film for release. It was called Electronovision: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ElectronovisionSo HD from 1949, albeit in black and white!
Thank you very kindly for the clarification, Bob!