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Why did the Pioneer Laserdisc Box set look so TERRIBLE Mr RAH??????????? That was a calamity!
 

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On my player it has a S-video connection which was slightly better than the composite. Some of the early lasers of The Ten Commandments were pan & scan!!
Oh, how I hated Pan and Scan.

Ironically, though, it’s the Pan and Scan era films like The Ten Commandments that thankfully led the charge to our having correct ratios at home.

And now, here we are, getting ready for the 4K/UHD. Pristine sight, enveloping sound and total immersion.

Who, and how many, do we thank for all of these amazing years of home theater advancements?

Day One purchase.
 
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Oh, how I hated Pan and Scan.

Ironically, though, it’s the Pan and Scan era films like The Ten Commandments that thankfully led the charge to our having correct ratios at home.

And now, here we are, getting ready for the 4K/UHD. Pristine sight, enveloping sound and total immersion.

Who, and how many, do we thank for all of these amazing years of home theater advancements?
Look one post above yours for one of them. Mr. Harris' restorations of important films proved the commercial viability of properly restored ("old inventory" to the rights holders' stockholders) classic films for the mass public.

We owe a huge debt of thanks to him and others who have kept film heritage on the front burner.
 
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The excellent 1 hour + making of documentary doesn’t seem to be included. On the Blu-ray box set the documentary is after the film on blu-ray disc 2. So of course those who have the blu-ray deluxe box will keep it for the documentary and the silent version, not to mention a book and replica of the commandments.
At first we all thought this was a box o' junk. Glad I still have the box set, displayed.
 
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Oh, how I hated Pan and Scan.

Ironically, though, it’s the Pan and Scan era films like The Ten Commandments that thankfully led the charge to our having correct ratios at home.

And now, here we are, getting ready for the 4K/UHD. Pristine sight, enveloping sound and total immersion.

Who, and how many, do we thank for all of these amazing years of home theater advancements?

Day One purchase.


Except Ten Commandments would have been open matte, not pan and scan. Big difference.
 

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Nope. VistaVision, not matted vertical 35mm.

From the Widescreen Museum VistaVision page :

The finders on the VistaVision cameras carry a hairline framing marking in the aspect ratio of 1.66/1. There will also be a frame line marking for the 1.33/1 aspect ratio. The cameramen are instructed to compose for a loose (meaning adequate head-room) 1.66/1 picture. A picture composed in this way will play equally good at 1.85/1, it will play very satisfactorily at 2/1 and it can be played at the old standard of 1.33/1.
 

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From the Widescreen Museum VistaVision page :

The finders on the VistaVision cameras carry a hairline framing marking in the aspect ratio of 1.66/1. There will also be a frame line marking for the 1.33/1 aspect ratio. The cameramen are instructed to compose for a loose (meaning adequate head-room) 1.66/1 picture. A picture composed in this way will play equally good at 1.85/1, it will play very satisfactorily at 2/1 and it can be played at the old standard of 1.33/1.
I respectfully beg to differ. Also from Widescreen Museum: http://widescreenmuseum.com/widescreen/vv-tencommandments-r.jpg There's no way that could be displayed at 1.33:1 without cropping or some panning.
 

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10C, would have had to been taken from about 1.75, cropped top and bottom to reach 1.37.

Far too many shots exposing areas above and below the open 1.50 aspect ratio.
 

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After examining the back of the upcoming 4K UHD package, it seems the Making of 10 Commandments is included on blu-ray disc 2 after the second half of the film.
And for those still seeking a copy of the 1923 silent version, it is inclusive in the BD Digi-book of the 1956 version. $15.00 at Amazon. Just for the silent version, alone, 15 bucks is more than fair.

Meanwhile, I’ve got a really good feeling about this upcoming 4K/UHD transfer of The Ten Commandments.
 
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