Back to the Future Trilogy - Is full frame P&S or open matte?

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  1. Chris T. Kennedy

    Chris T. Kennedy Stunt Coordinator

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    Ahem....

    Sorry if the question sounds insulting, but which way was this one done?

    I have the old VHS tapes from back in the original days, but now I have the DVD Trilogy in Widescreen (and it sounds like I am gonna have to do a send-off of 2 and 3...but that is for other threads)...anyway...so I guess I could compare the two. However, I don't remember how to use a VCR, I lost it, AND I am too lazy.

    Was the "full screen" VHS/DVD release of new (and old) a Pan and suck, or did they open up the framing to take up the entire 4:3 screen.

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. Inspector Hammer!

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    Chris,
    the 'BTTF' trilogy was shot flat and matted to a 1.85:1 AR for theatrical exhibition, so yes, the vhs editions were simply open matted.

    The only parts of the film's that were hard matted are the visual effects scenes so they must be panned and puked.
     
  3. Chris T. Kennedy

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    Awesome.

    Thank you, John.

    I love this forum.
     

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