Help quick some non anamorphic dvd titles

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  1. John-Miles

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    I am having a problem with my tv and it may be caused by non anamorphic discs, it shows up on bladrunner and PS2 games, does anyone know any non anamorphic dvds i could rent to test this out further?
     
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    "A Clockwork Orange" if I recall correctly.
     
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    But the current Blade Runner disc is 16:9-encoded.

    There are lots of widescreen letterboxed-only discs around. Thelma & Louise, almost all 1.66:1 films, etc.
     
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    bladrunner directors cut?

    it is in a 1:1.85 ratio, but it said nothing on the packaging about enhanced widescreen or anamorphic.
     
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    Yes and Yes adam, but on the package for bladerunner it says 1:1.85
     
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    And on all the widescreen and widescreen-capable setups I've seen it on, the darn thing plays at full resolution and correct proportions only when outputting at 16:9.
     
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    Also, remember, in the early days of DVD--and Blade Runner was an initial launch--many snapper cases and keepcases were inappropriately labeled. I haven't looked at the informational copy on the back of the disc in years, and so I assume it may possibly be incomplete.
     
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    The Little Mermaid[​IMG]
    The Abyss.[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Titanic[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    All DVD's with a 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
     
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    Armageddon CC is non-anamorphic, although it looks pretty great.
     
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    The Thing
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    all of the original "Planet of the Apes" series.[​IMG]
    (but i'm not bitter) [​IMG]
     
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    John: I don't know if you have an earlier pressing or are from a different region, but the packaging on my disc says the following:
    WIDESCREEN VERSION Presented in a "letterbox" widescreen format preserving the 2.35:1 "scope" aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition. Enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs.
     
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    Here is a list of the widescreen films in my collection that I show as non-anamorphic (all are Region 1 or 0). I believe this list is 100% accurate, but it's possible I made an error or two when entering them into my database. Please let me know if any of these are indeed anamorphic.

    'Vertigo' (1958): Collector's Edition
    12 Angry Men (1957)
    Abyss, The (1989): Special Edition
    Armageddon (1998): Criterion Collection
    Back To School (1986)
    Born on the Fourth of July (1989): Oliver Stone Collection
    Carousel (1956)
    Clear And Present Danger (1994)
    Clerks (1994): Collector's Series
    Commando (1985)
    Fish Called Wanda, A (1988)
    Freeway (1996)
    From Dusk Till Dawn (1996): Collector's Series
    Graduate, The (1967): Special Edition
    Great Escape, The (1963)
    Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
    Happiness (1998)
    Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
    Longest Day, The (1962)
    Mary Poppins (1964): Walt Disney Gold Collection
    Mask, The (1994): Platinum Series
    Midnight Cowboy (1969)
    Night at the Roxbury, A (1998)
    Nixon (1995): Oliver Stone Collection
    Office Space (1999)
    Patriot Games (1992)
    Pi (1998)
    Pink Panther, The (1963)
    Primal Fear (1996)
    Psycho (1960): Collector's Edition
    Red Dawn (1984)
    Rocky II (1979)
    Rocky IV (1985)
    Some Like It Hot (1959): Special Edition
    South Pacific (1958)
    Spaceballs (1987)
    Swingers (1996)
    Tango & Cash (1989)
    There's Something About Mary (1998): Special Edition
    They Shoot Horses, Dont They? (1969)
    Three Amigos! (1986)
    To Kill A Mockingbird (1962): Collector's Edition
    Trees Lounge (1996): Widescreen Edition
    U turn (1997): Oliver Stone Collection
    WarGames (1983)
    Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
    Young Frankenstein (1974): Special Edition
     

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