Pan and scan sneakiness?

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  1. Robert Dunnill

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    While doing a comparison of the OAR and pan and scan versions of Soldier (1998), I noticed that the image of the latter was compressed inwards vis-à-vis that of the former. A sneaky way to reduce the cropping!

    Is this typical practice with pan and scan, or is this transfer an unusual case?

    Thanks, RD
     
  2. Matt Czyz

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    Very typical practice. Watch the Die Hard full-screen version, for example.
     
  3. Robert Dunnill

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    Has anyone brought up this practice in the ongoing anti-MAR fight? I know I will!
     
  4. Jonathan Dagmar

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    Check out Saruman in his tower at the end of Towers. Ugh. Pan and Scam, I think it should be illegal.
     

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