ATTN Paramount: Please release Star Trek VI in its original 2.39:1 ratio!!!

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  1. John Stockton

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    First, I would like to thank you for the latest Star Trek IV DVD. I was quite happy with all the extras that were included. [​IMG]

    Second I would like to bring up the issue which has plagued all of the home video releases of Star Trek VI. Both the Widescreen Laserdisk and the DVD were altered from the Theatrical Aspect ratio of 2.39:1. Since the earlier DVD release was non anamorphic, I presume your company will be doing a brand new anamorphic transfer for the 2 disc SE which is due out later this year. I would sincerely like to urge you to consider transferring the film in 2.39:1 which was the original theatrical ratio.

    I am well aware that part VI was shot in Super 35, but Star Trek being a special effects film, will suffer from panning and scanning in all of the special effects shots. Also the film itself, loses some of its grandeur and scope when the frame is opened up on the live action scenes.

    Thank you for your attention
     
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    Actually, the FX shots were done at 2:1, so there is no P&S of them. 2:1 is the preferred ratio of Nicholas Meyer

    Toss the blame at Super35
     
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    Because, theaters are not equipped for this ratio. They're set up for 1.85:1 and 2.35:1. In very rare cases they'll show a 1.33:1 movie (last one I saw was Beyond the Mat) properly, but even that's rare.



    When Apocalypse Now was re-released it was 2.35:1 theatrically, back to 2:1 on the DVD, but in that case CROPPED

    transferring at 2.2:1 will not realize that ratio, because the framing will not be what's desired
     
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    Toss the blame at Super-35?

    The cinematographer and director choose how they shoot the film. Blame them. Super-35 is just a matter of framing and the lack of an apature plate inside the camera.



    I saw parts of the film on TV (when I watched Dish) and it's a pretty good Trek movie. The DVD should be released at whatever AR the filmmakers prefer for it. If it's 2:1, that's fine. Of course, we don't want director-approved decisions, do we? [​IMG]
     
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    Patrick: I should clarify

    Blame Super35 for giving the director the option for moving outside your desired ratio [​IMG]

    Buy a Malata and you can get rid of overscan via X-Y scaling.
     
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    Paramount - While you are at it, please centre the image vertically so that the upper and lower letterbox bars are equal, something that was evidently wrong with the old release.
     
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    Studios should not take overscan into consideration when shooting for OAR. They should transfer in OAR, then let consumers display them how they want. I support a pure OAR transfer.
     
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    Do we have any rumored month for this re-release as a special edition along with V?
     
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    given the current pattern, ST 5 in June/July, 6 in the fall
     

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