The Shield TV series - correct AR for DVD ?

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  1. Simon Massey

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    It appears the R2 DVD release of The Shield will be anamorphic 1.78:1. Can anyone confirm if this aspect ration is creator's intent or should it be 1.33:1 like the R1 version.
     
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    I remember reading somewhere that the creators of the show wanted it shown in 1.33:1. I'll be interested to read reviews of the R2 set and find out how the WS aspect ratio looks.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that the Shield's intended AR is 4x3. If anyone wants to post a comparison, the deleted scenes in the R1 version are in 1.78:1 (not sure why exactly). I believe that the deleted scene from Episode 2:Our Gang actually contains part of the next scene that did make it into the final episode. I think I'll check that out myself, but I can't post any screen shots since my computer doesn't have a DVD drive.
     
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    Probably both aspect ratios are valid like in so many other current tv shows (The X-Files and some other Fox titles that I won't mention....[​IMG])
     

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