FOX - please say NO to PAN&SCAM for ANGEL

PhilipG

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I hear depressing news that R2 Fox are releasing Angel in pan&scam and not in its original widescreen(source:www.dvddebate.com). This is a plea to keep all Fox DVD releases (all regions) in OAR at a minimum.
By all means make hacked pan/scam versions available as separate releases if your marketing computers think people want it (ha!).
The sickness must stop!
Thanks for reading.
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Jeff Kleist

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Phillip, as I've tried to explain. Joss only protects for 16:9. The show is NOT shown in the US in widescreen, and Joss's preferred ratio is 4:3. If it were Warner, I'd be suspect, but this is Fox
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Sorry, this was written before I saw your reply in the other thread.
Even if it is open matte, and OAR, I've seen it transmitted in 16:9 (as well as 4:3), and prefer the widescreen framing.
P.S. "Protects for 16:9"? Is Joss Whedon a Stanley Kubrick fan?
 

Adam Tyner

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Philip: There's no 'open matte'. Angel is shot natively in widescreen and cropped for broadcast.
As far as the preferred ratio -- David Greenwalt has said he's talked to the WB about presenting "Angel" in widescreen only (and he said it's unlikley to happen this year), so I'd guess there's a little more to it than that. Regardless, if the broadcast version is just a cropped version of the 16x9, wouldn't this be a perfect application for pan-and-scan on the fly?
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So are the CGI effects done for the 16:9 frame too? In my book that makes Angel's OAR 16:9 (even if it's not the original American TV transmission ratio) - in which case I stand by my original post!

Adam: Agreed - master the discs for 16:9, and make the centre 4:3 area the default setting in the menu. That should please everybody. Jeff?
 

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