Hardy TV serials in wrong ratio?

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  1. Bruce Morrison

    Bruce Morrison Supporting Actor

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    I've just bought the newly released TV versions of "Far From The Madding Crowd" and "Tess Of The D'Urbevilles" on Region 2 DVD. They are both presented in the 4:3 ratio but, judging by the screen compositions, I suspect that they were actually shot in 16:9 and probably broadcast in widescreen originally. Can anyone confirm this? If so, it's very disappointing that these DVDs have been released in the wrong aspect ratio.
     
  2. David Herrick

    David Herrick Auditioning

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    I have off-air recordings of these. I'll dig them out and have a look - haven't watched them in ages. I was thinking of getting the DVD's so am interested in your comments.

    David
     
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    I've had a look and they were both broadcast as 14:9, so if they have been cropped for the DVD then it will only be a slight difference over what was broadcast.

    Out of interest, are they presented episodically or all edited together?

    David
     

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