- Apr 22, 2005
I have read several in-depth reviews of classic films in the last few days. And I keep running into the same thing: cropping. The Wizard of Oz 3 disc set, Rocky Collectors Edition, Dracula 75th Anniversary etc... All are missing picture information at the top, the bottom, the left, and the right. I find this to be completely unacceptable, but I don't really see anything dedicated to the problem on these boards. I would really like to hear a good argument as to why the studio feels the need to do this. I wish ALL academy flat aspect ratio films (1.37 to 1) were windowboxed like the new Criterion 3 disc set of Seven Samurai.