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- Dec 30, 2000
- London, United Kingdom
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If I have learned anything from the various home video releases of Kubrick films and bizarre press releases regarding them, it's that Leon Vitali has a habit of contradicting himself and misremembering things. So I wouldn't put much weight into claims that Kubrick shot Full Metal Jacket for 1.66:1.
Looking at all the old threads discussing the aspect ratio of Full Metal Jacket, it’s amazing how so many people were convinced it should be viewed 1.33:1. I don’t know what evidence there is that it was shown 1.66:1 in Europe. I saw the film the day it opened in London but unfortunately neglected to measure the screen area.