Scaramouche - Widescreen - Since When?

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  1. Joe Caps

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    Over at dVD review that have a new review of the Warner release. I have seen this film many times in revival houses and it has always been 1:33.
    Criterion always tries to release everything in the original aspect ratio and their laser of scramouche was full screen. What gives here?
     
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    Yes, the dvd has the film in it's OAR. Another example of checking multiple sources before jumping the gun.




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    I can also confirm that it's presented in its correct ratio (which I think is 1.37:1, so it's probably 1.33:1, in fact, for home video), and in a beautiful print to boot, lovingly suggesting the three-strip original.
     
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    Yep, it's OAR non wide and yep, it's beautiful and I am very pleasantly surprised.
     
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    Yikes! Thanks for the information. Did dvdreview even bother to look at the disc. they mention the widescreen transfer IN the review and in the listing of features at the top they list a 1.85 to 1 transfer!!
     
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    Not only did Guido at dvdreview say it's anamorphic 1.85:1, but he also says the print quality isn't so good, which doesn't match everyone else's take on it. So what in the world was he looking at?
     
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    Maybe, he had a time lapse and thought he was watching the LD instead of this newly released dvd?????[​IMG] However, even the LD was in it's OAR and not widescreen. Perhaps, he thought he was watching "Knights of the Round Table", now I have to play my dvd of that title to confirm the video quality of it since I know that title's is widescreen.[​IMG]






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