Is the current "Vacation" DVD open matte?

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  1. Nathan*W

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    I think this film is hilarious, and I've seen it for great prices around town, but if it's P&S I'll pass. Open matte I can live with until a correct version is released.
     
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    I believe it's P&S, but I could be wrong.
     
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    It's open matte.

    Some shots may be reframed (I haven't seen the DVD transfer), but it definately was shot with a 1.33:1 frame and intended to be matted to 1.85:1

    95% of 1.85:1 movies were filmed open matte (excluding CGI sequence films, etc)
     
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    Region 2 vacation DVd is widescreen and anamorphic,but not that great of a transfer.That i've heard.
     
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    You know, "open matte" is really a useless term. If a film was composed for a 1.85 aspect ratio then THAT is how you're supposed to see it. Who cares if it's "open matte" or "pan n scan", both of those are NOT OAR.
     
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    actually, it's not like that at all. with AR, there's an ultimate correct answer. an AR is either correct or it isn't. the Dolby/DTS debates usually center around which sounds "better." there is no "better" with AR, there's only right and wrong.
    DJ
     
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