Stephen King's "It" DVD Correct OAR?

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  1. Robert_eb

    Robert_eb Supporting Actor

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    Wasn't this a made for tv movie? If so, isn't the correct oar 1:33.1?

    The current dvd release states "presented in a matted widescreen format preserving a theatrical aspect ratio."

    Why would they matte this if the correct oar is 1:33.1??
     
  2. Jon Robertson

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    Blame the director - I believe he reframed the transfer and trimmed a few minutes for this release (because the original 2-parter TV version had to be a certain length for broadcast, so was padded out very slightly).

    He's certainly happy with it...but will you be? [​IMG]
     
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    There is already a thread on this somewhere, but here is what I read about this. The Director of "It" Originally wanted to shoot in full blown 2.35:1 because that would have made it easier to fit all the characters in frame. But, and I think it was ABC that aired this originally, did not want that, so the director compromised with with them and shot with 1.85:1 framing in mind. So while technically this originally aired on television in 1.33:1, the director's intent was for 1.85:1 and remember, alot of these mini-series' are shown theatrically in other countries as well so they are often shot with theatrical framing in mind
     
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    Thanks for the link Matt. I did a search before hand but I didn't see it.
     

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