October Sky - what's the DVD aspect ratio?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rob P S, Apr 12, 2002.

  1. Rob P S

    Rob P S Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2002
    Messages:
    2,000
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Real Name:
    rob
    Leonard Maltin says Panavision; Amazon says 1.85:1. Who's right?
     
  2. Tim_Prasuhn

    Tim_Prasuhn Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2002
    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'd like to know as well. Since there was a massive amount of panning-and-scanning in the VHS of it I saw, I'm tempted to go Panavision 2.35:1.

    If you like the movie enough it shouldn't matter what the aspect ratio is (as long as its OAR). My advice is to just buy the DVD if you like the movie.
     
  3. Nate Anderson

    Nate Anderson Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2001
    Messages:
    1,152
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The movie is 2.35:1, and I'm pretty sure that's how it's presented on the DVD. It's been awhile since I've seen it...and I'm too lazy to go dig it out...
     
  4. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

    Joined:
    May 16, 2001
    Messages:
    7,590
    Likes Received:
    235
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Georgia (the state)
    Real Name:
    Patrick McCart
  5. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 1999
    Messages:
    11,267
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    P&S on 1 layer, 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen on the other

    It was shot properly with anamorphic lenses, so the P&S version loses a ton
     
  6. Michael Coate

    Michael Coate Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 24, 2001
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  7. Gary_E

    Gary_E Second Unit

    Joined:
    May 6, 1999
    Messages:
    366
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I saw this on ABC in HD a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. A few days later I bought the DVD and it has a very clean, anamorphic 2.35 transfer. The DVD is very light on extras but contains a well done audio and video presentation of a very good film.

    -Gary
     
  8. Moe Dickstein

    Moe Dickstein Filmmaker

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2001
    Messages:
    3,267
    Likes Received:
    919
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    West Hollywood, CA
    Real Name:
    T R Wilkinson
    A question on this one for those that have the DVD

    the packaging lists a commentary but it doesnt seem to be on the disc (not listed in features or audio options)

    am I just being blond or is the packaging wrong?
     
  9. Jerry Gracia

    Jerry Gracia Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 1998
    Messages:
    534
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I don't know about anybody else here, but there's something special about a 2.35:1 film shot in Panavision versus a 2.35:1 film shot in Super 35.
    It just seems to be more...I don't know...you get the point, I hope. [​IMG]
     
  10. Rain

    Rain Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Messages:
    5,015
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  11. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 1999
    Messages:
    11,267
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Rain, how much more gorgeous was it in the theater?
    It's like anamorphic DVD and non-anamorphic with a crapload of grain thrown into the mix from the blowup.
    I can ALWAYS see the degredation of Super35 theatrically, and I can ALWAYS tell when somethings anamorphic, even before I see a light source
    Moe- Packaging is wrong, no commentary.
    My mother met Homer Hickam last week at a book trade show, she says he's a VERY nice man [​IMG]
     
  12. Moe Dickstein

    Moe Dickstein Filmmaker

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2001
    Messages:
    3,267
    Likes Received:
    919
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    West Hollywood, CA
    Real Name:
    T R Wilkinson
    Agree about scope vs. s-35
    the only good thing about s35 is that you get deep focus easier and with less light, but everything is a tradeoff isnt it?
    that sucks about the commentary, was really looking forward to it!
    and did your mother know it was him, or did someone point him out to her after they had said hello ;-)
    "What did he say?" "Who?" "Homer Hickum!"
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 1999
    Messages:
    11,267
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    She's a big fan, and has been teaching the novel for the past 2 years to her students.
    She saw his name on the guest list and ran over [​IMG]
     

Share This Page