Ice Age--truth in packaging!

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  1. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    On the back of the Ice Age case, the 1:33 version is described as "pan & scan", not "fullframe". This is the first time I've seen this on a dvd package--kudos to Fox for telling it like it is.
     
  2. Kyle McKnight

    Kyle McKnight Cinematographer

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    That's a great thing. I didn't know this, thanks.
     
  3. Jay Mitchosky

    Jay Mitchosky Producer

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    How about something like "We've chopped some of the picture off for you. Some actors have been removed to fit your screen." [​IMG] Seriously, though, that's good to see.
    This is definitely an improvement over the "no black bars" sticker from (if I recall) Sound of Music. [​IMG]
     
  4. Lars_J

    Lars_J Stunt Coordinator

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    So it's really Pan & Scan, then?

    I thought they might recompose for the 1.33:1 aspect ratio, just like Pixar does for their films nowadays.
     
  5. Richard Kim

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    On the back of the cropped Attack of the Clones box, it says "Pan'n'scan" on the back, but unfortunately it says "Fullscreen version" on the front.
     
  6. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    All the Fox titles I've checked that are pan and scan actually say "Pan and scan" on the back. That "FULL SCREEN VERSION" on the front has got to go, though!
     
  7. Lyle_JP

    Lyle_JP Screenwriter

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    The film truly is Pan and Scan. There is clear and obvious cropping in every scene on the 4:3 version.

    -Lyle J.P.
     
  8. Colin-H

    Colin-H Second Unit

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    The banner across the top of the back cover reads, "INCLUDES FULL SCREEN AND WIDESCREEN VERSIONS", but in the little "bonus features" tab it says, "Pan & Scan version (aspect ratio 1.33:1)".

    So is "Scrat's Missing Adventure" the part that was cut of the frame in the P&S version?
     

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