Film vs DVD/LD Aspect Ratio

Discussion in 'DVD' started by CarlosGH, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. CarlosGH

    CarlosGH Stunt Coordinator

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    I recently bought Beauty and the Beast on LD. It says that it is the original negative aspect ratio, 1.77:1. But I also have the DVD and it says it is in the original theaterical aspect ratio 1.85:1. Which is correct? Has Disney simply used 16:9 because of the majority of HDTVs?
     
  2. Dan Rudolph

    Dan Rudolph Producer

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    Beauty and the Beast was animated at 1.66:1 and was intended to be shown matted to 1.85:1. Since the difference between this and 1.77 is miniscule, Disney just open the mattes slightly on home video.
     

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