Yellow Rolls Royce On TCM Pan And Scan

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  1. Ken Koc

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    I was shocked this evening as I began to watch YELLOW ROLLS ROYCE on TCM this evening. The caption before the film stated it was letterboxed as it has been shown in the past. But tonight after the titles it was in a terrible PAN and SCAN version!!!!! What happened? Has AMC bought TCM?
     
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    Sure, a widescreen presentation should have been shown, but let's not go overboard and compare TCM to AMC.






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    Must've been a snafu on TCM's part imho.
     
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    Occasionally TCM will be provided an incorrect print from their distributor which can include edits, incorrect aspect ratio, etc. From what I understand, TCM is just as unhappy about this as the viewer and will often attempt to secure a corrected print and run the titles later.

    As an example, Hallmark provided TCM with some truly awful prints of certain Laurel and Hardy films which were run in April. Because of all the complaints TCM was able to secure (hopefully) better prints and they'll be running those this month.

    Even with the occasionally problems, I still feel TCM is in a league of their own. AMC has been out of my viewing rotation for quite a few years now.

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    This was probably posted here in another section, but Time-Warner Cable sued AMC for not being "classic" enough, and they won. Brilliant!
     
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    Here's the most disturbing item from the article in Jesse's link:


    Personally, I stopped watching AMC several years ago, while TCM is one of my favorite channels.
     

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