Grosse Pointe Blank, Anamorphic or not?

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  1. Steve Winkler

    Steve Winkler Stunt Coordinator

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    Just a quick question here, is Grosse Pointe Blank anamorphic and is it 1.85:1 or 2.35:1 or some other aspect ratio? I've just recently purchased this movie due to a 50% drop in price and I'm not sure what I'm seeing on my TV.
    The case says it's 1.85:1 but it seems wider.
    Thanks for any help.
    Steve
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    It's not anamorphic.

    It looks about 1.85:1 to me

    -V
     
  3. Steve Winkler

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    Thanks guys, should've known it wasn't anamorphic being an older Buena Vista release. Too bad, I quite like the movie itself.
    Steve
     
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  6. Steve Winkler

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    Niko,
    I have a Toshiba TW56x81 16x9 tv and was watching the movie in Full mode at first, but it looked a little squished so switched to Theater Wide 2. That is the view mode to watch non-anamorphic dvd's on my particular model. I thought maybe the aspect ratio was more like the R1 Austin Powers disc, 2.0:1, as I still had sizeable black bars showing on my screen. Any other 1.85:1 movie on my set, the bars are so tiny you can hardly see them. Maybe my overscan on the TW 2 mode is off somewhat. I rarely watch non-anamorphic discs anymore and TW 2 might not be tweaked quite right.
    Robert, you are most correct. I still enjoyed the movie, one of Cusak's best IMO.
    Steve
     

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