- Oct 8, 2001
Can somebody explain to me why Spiderman 3, Twister and Superbad are all available on Starz on demand and ocasional showings in Widescreen, but their HD counterparts are not in their original aspect ratio? This seem odd considering the HD masters were made in widescreen, and they are showing standard def widescreen movies. Can someone answer this for me? I'm confused. Also, what is the point? A person who has a widescreen HD tv would WANT to watch it in widescreen HD, but instead has to choose between cropped HD or widescreen that is BOXED IN to a TV's ratio, and THEN letterboxed within that! It makes no sense! Is there a person out their with a standard television demanding widescreen presentations?(I hope so, that I would understand) Is there a person out their demanding that their HD be cropped to fit their screen? Is their a person out their who wants to watch widescreen standard def boxed into 3X4 and then letterboxed, but only wants his HD cropped? This just doesn't make any sense at all. The fact that the sd is widescreen should indicate that people want that kind of presentation, right?