Mouline Rouge - 1.85:1???

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  1. ScottR

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    DVD File has the full specs for the Moulin Rouge dvd and the aspect ratio is listed as 1.85:1. The film was presented theatrically at 2.35:1. I believe it was shot in Super 35, however I would prefer to see it in its OTR. Is this a misprint?
     
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    I remember clearly that when I went to see it in a theater it was 1.85:1, however IMDB also has it listed as 2.35:1. The plot thickens.
    Is it possible that theaters are framing these movies improperly just to make room for new ones? I know for sure that I saw Enemy At The gates in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio and it should of been 2.35:1. Looks like some theaters do not give a hoot about OAR.
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    There's no doubt that this is scope 2.35:1. I saw it 4 times at 3 different theaters and it was scope all 4 times. James Berardinelli also mentions it's scope in his review. This must be a typo or mistake on DVDFile's part.
    It's a masterful movie with incredible cinematography and there's no doubt it's a movie made for the scope format.
    Mark
    [Edited last by Mark McLeod on September 26, 2001 at 06:03 PM]
     
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    Hmm, same thing with Jurassic Park 3, was that 2.35:1 or 1.85:1? All the other JP films are 1.85, but IMDB and DVD listed at 2.35:1
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    I thought it was odd, but the Fox info does say 1.85;1...
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    Probably nothing to worry about.....the Cast Away box had the aspect ratio misprinted!
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    Jeff, the Universal press release for JP3 says 1.85:1, which is correct.
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    And Moulin Rouge was 2.35:1
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    Aspect ratios are misprinted all the time, especially by DVD dealers on the web and on packaging.
    And movie theaters frequently crop films incorrectly. I saw THE BLACK HOLE as a 1.85 movie in a scrawny little theater in Lake Placid, New York when it first opened. I'm sure film buffs there must be happy about home theater.
    Sometimes theaters even recrop 1.85 movies to scope dimensions. This is how I saw JAGGED EDGE and WARGAMES, and this was at a "prestigious" first-run house in Los Angeles!
    So there you have it.
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    I guess we have to wait and see if Peter will pop in and give us the definitive answer.
    I'm sure it'll be scope though.
    M
     
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    I am a projectionist at an AMC in Phoenix, AZ and we pay very close attention the the aspect ratio of films. We do strict thatere checks almost every 10 minutes to make sure the framing, sound and masking are correct. Trust me if a movie was shown in the wrong format it would be very noticeable. An anamorphic shown on a flat screen would hang off the sides and a flat shown on an anamorphic screen would have large white bands of screen showing. If you ever see a mistake in the masking or framing when you are watching a movie, all you have to do is let a theater employee know and they will contact the projectionist to fix it.
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    I don't think there's any need for Mr. Staddon to respond to this thread. Moulin Rouge is absolutely in 2.35:1 (and was, in fact, shot in Panavision, as opposed to Super 35). Jurassic Park III is, without a doubt, 1.85:1. IMDB is useless for this information in a lot of cases. They currently list A.I. as being in 2.35:1. I e-mailed a correction to them, that it is in 1.85:1, to no avail. This is also not the first time DVD File, or any DVD site, has misprinted aspect ratio information. With the possible exception of Apocalypse Now or Austin Powers (which were done to the cinematographer's or director's specifications), films presented in widescreen on DVD have been in their original correct aspect ratio (give or take a few centimeters). Moulin Rouge will be in 2.35:1, Jurassic Park III will be in 1.85:1.
     
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    It is of course 2.35:1
    This will be a very special double disc edition.
    Baz Luhrmann has spent the last four months creating new material for the DVD. The spec sheet that lists out teh extras does not do the disc justice. The man has an amazing vision which he has expanded upon in the DVD [​IMG]
    The DVD is all about expanding and enhancing the theatrical experience. It is a through the looking glass look at the world of Baz Luhrmann and the four years that it took to bring Moulin Rouge to the screen .. ..
    Thanks for your interest,
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    .. .. Oh, and it will have a DTS track [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks Mr.Staddon for your response!
     
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    Nope...AI was 1.85, almost every Spielberg film in the last ten years has been 1.85.
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