In Hateful 8's case it would be due to the lack of theaters that have screens wide enough to show 2.76:1 content. Also all digital cinema content has to be formatted in either 1.85:1 or 2.39:1 frames.It annoys me today that some of the smaller auditoriums in multiplexes show 2:35 ratio films letterboxed. Even Hateful 8, filmed in an ultra widescreen ratio was slightly letterboxed even though in a big theatre.
Also, it's still the mid-70's, and its love-hate relationship with old, quote, "late-nite movies"--TE2 lacks the focus of the original. Including comedy clips and seemingly jumping from clip to clip randomly gets frustrating after a while, despite the presence of Astaire and Kelly. The opening credits are fun, though.
There's a few seconds of repeated footage during the Singin' in the Rain segment. Kelly and Charisse appear to do the same move twice (it's the first time that's in the wrong place).I looked through the thread and I cannot find what the "glitch" is that apparently is "still there" either.
That's not a glitch, that is a jump cut that has always been a part of the film. A kiss originally was there that was deemed too sensuous. The bit was removed and the music rescored to sound less sexual.There's a few seconds of repeated footage during the Singin' in the Rain segment. Kelly and Charisse appear to do the same move twice (it's the first time that's in the wrong place).