Two jakes Laserdisc,,,Widescreen?

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  1. Grant B

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    Started to watch the 2 jakes LD last night and noticed that the widescreen not only had black bar on the top & bottom but on the sides also?!?!

    Seems kind of foolish since the picture could have been bigger without losing anything, anyone have an explanation why?

    thanks

    grant
     
  2. Michael Reuben

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    I've never seen that particular LD, but if the sidebars are narrow strips, it sounds like an example of windowboxing. On LD, that was sometimes done to compensate for a TV's overscan.

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    Michael

    Correct on the narrow strips, That sounds like the case. Never saw a windowboxed before...guess it was pretty rare.

    Thanks Much

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    The only other widescreen LD I noticed this on was CHINATOWN, which I believe was reissued on LD about the same time as THE TWO JAKES.

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