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Aspect ratios of trailer

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by jacob w k, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. jacob w k

    jacob w k Stunt Coordinator

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    I was wondering why some dvd's have trailers that are in different aspect ratios than the original movie. I do not mean from widescreen to pan and scan but rather from 2:35 to 1:85.
     
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    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

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    Many times, 2.35:1 movies are cropped for 1.85:1 trailers. Sometimes, 1.85:1 trailers are "windowboxed" on 2.35:1 (MIB II is one).

    A lot of times, scope films are simply panned & scanned onto a flat trailer, which is later cropped on the top and bottom. One of these trailers is the old The Elephant Man trailer and the one for Deliverance.
     
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    They also do vertical pan-and-scan to 2.35 for films shot 1.85.
     
  4. Kenneth Cummings

    Kenneth Cummings Supporting Actor

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    The commerisals and some special features for Lord of the Rings seem to do that a lot.
     

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