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View Poll Results: Which aspect ratio do you prefer (in 2D and let's pretend you forgot what the OAR was
2.35:1 98 57.65%
16:9 (open matte) 56 32.94%
2.35 with certain shots (like vistas and the climax) opening up to 16:9 like Tron Legacy and TDK 16 9.41%
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default Titanic : 16:9 vs 2.35:1

We had a thread like this before the release but now that it's out, which one do you prefer? (Don't consider the 3D. If you were to watch in 2D and if you didn't know what the OAR was, which would you choose?)

Please comment what screen you have (16:9 or 2.35 Scope Screen)

Open Matte 16:9 or 2.35:1


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Old 09-12-2012, 05:53 PM   #2
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I usually like to get as much picture as possible, but I feel like the 2:35:1 works much better here. I said so in the other thread, but seeing Rose's full rear actually seems more tasteless than just seeing a portion of it.
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I voted for 16:9 as some of the shots (especially some of the vistas) look great with a taller aspect ratio. More headroom also works somehow in this movie as a lot of shots seem to have more 'breathing room'.
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I prefer the original aspect ratio the movie was made in, in this case 2.39:1.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:55 PM   #5
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Uhhh....one of those pics is NSFW. You might want to remove it.
An OT release of the Star Wars Trilogy is the "gay marriage" of home video: the dark side keeps fighting against it, saying that only a small amount of people really want it. However, in no way will it affect their love and enjoyment of their current "situation."
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #6
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LOL, don't factor in OAR? Um, no.

2.35:1
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #7
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Absolutely nothing tasteless about seeing more of Kate's rear....or front. 16:9 hands down! More information and much better visual impact on my 65" plasma.
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I prefer the original aspect ratio the movie was made in, in this case 2.39:1.
If you didn't know what the OAR was and you had to choose based solely on your experience watching the movie, what would you choose?
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OAR and it's technically 2.39:1 rather than 2.35:1.
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If you didn't know what the OAR was and you had to choose based solely on your experience watching the movie, what would you choose?
2.35:1. I prefer a wider frame for "epic" movies.
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Absolutely nothing tasteless about seeing more of Kate's rear....or front. 16:9 hands down! More information and much better visual impact on my 65" plasma.
Well, I guess he meant that it comes across as more artistic in 2.35:1 showing off only what was necessary and 'hiding' the nudity using the framing.
That being said, I have no problem with a full view of Kate's butt...in 3D
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2.35:1. I prefer a wider frame for "epic" movies.
I get that. It feels more 'cinematic'. That's the best I can describe what I feel with words .
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:05 PM   #13
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I like both, a version that switches ratio would be perfect IMO. 1.78:1 for all outside shots, and OAR for inside shots.
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OAR! 'nuff said.
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Well, I guess he meant that it comes across as more artistic in 2.35:1 showing off only what was necessary and 'hiding' the nudity using the framing.
That being said, I have no problem with a full view of Kate's butt...in 3D
Yeah, I kind of rather something left to the imagination than baring it all. It really depends on the kind of movie it is though. I hold this movie in higher esteem so I'd rather less revealed than more. Even the sex scene in this movie was tastefully done. If we're looking at another movie, you'd see serious moaning, and nudity and intercourse, but that's not the kind of movie this is.
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I usually like to get as much picture as possible, but I feel like the 2:35:1 works much better here. I said so in the other thread, but seeing Rose's full rear actually seems more tasteless than just seeing a portion of it.
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I like both, a version that switches ratio would be perfect IMO. 1.78:1 for all outside shots, and OAR for inside shots.
Third option
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:25 PM   #19
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With 16:9 size, the boat now misses the iceberg rigth? So it doesn't sink? ^^
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I prefer the way the DP composed the shots, so 2.35:1. That's how the film was envisioned, planed, and shot, regardless of any current tweaks. The lack of composition and mile of headroom in the 16.9 version looks atrocious.
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