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Old 01-12-2021, 02:15 PM   #21
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Monkey Shines
Two Moon Junction (Zalman King pioneered the butthole cut while Tom Hooper was playing with cat dolls in primary school)
Swamp Thing (probably the not-recalled version as well)
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Old 01-12-2021, 02:27 PM   #22
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The original DVD releases of The Sting and Dolemite.
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Old 01-13-2021, 01:43 AM   #23
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- Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
- The following 1963-1981 Disney animated films were released in open-matte on the releases in the parentheses:
— The Sword in the Stone (2001 Gold Classic Collection DVD and 2008 45th Anniversary Edition)
— The Jungle Book (1999 Limited Issue DVD)
— The AristoCats (2000 Gold Classic Collection DVD)
— Robin Hood (2000 Gold Classic Collection DVD)
— The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (2002 25th Anniversary Edition and 2007 Friendship Edition)
— The Fox and the Hound (2000 Gold Classic Collection DVD and 2006 25th Anniversary Edition)
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Old 01-13-2021, 01:47 AM   #24
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Well, Dumb and Dumber on DVD has a full screen version and it looks way nicer (we get to see more picture all around).

Now, one of the most popular examples of Open Matte is from Spider-Man 2. I don't know why OM for movies isn't a thing because I'd love it! I wish there was an OM version for Once Upon a Time in the West.

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The original Universal dvd of The Jerk.
The Rhino dvd of the original Walking Tall 1973 (boom mics can be seen in a few scenes).
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The "full screen" side of the Palmetto DVD showcases more of Elisabeth Shue's bod during some of the spicier scenes,
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Many fans of Ray Harryhausen prefer the open matte version of "Jason and the Argonauts" that was used for the DVD. The Blu-ray release should have offered this format as well and not just the 1.66:1 cropped down version.
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Blue Steel (1989) Region 1 MGM has an open matte version on side B
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Spider-Man (2002), Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers, Return of the King, Casino (1995)
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Spider-Man (2002), Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers, Return of the King, Casino (1995)
Good to know about Spidey.

Do you know if there was a release OM/FS for Spider-Man 3?
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On my old oppo dvd player it's open matte, but on my sony blu player it plays open matte when output is 480p when the output is set to up convert to 720p or higher it automatically zooms to 1:78 full screen. The quality is terrible, but I thought it was interesting. The only open matte dvd I've found that does that.
Reminds me of how rarely I came across discs where the "pan & scan" setting on your DVD player actually did something.
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I seem to remember that the UK versions of Hitchcock's The Birds and Marine were (at least partially) open matte
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I just read that Kill Bill 1 & 2 had an OM version. Not sure why Tarantino decided to split the movie to two parts (marketing perhaps), but oh well.

Also, the Japanese cut of Kill Bill keeps all parts in color than "censor" in black and white.

Tarantino is an excellent film maker albeit a tad overrated.
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The Aviator might be. I'm a little bit surprised that one even has a fullscreen edition.
Television airings are opened to 16:9, so I'd imagine the DVD is the opened version cropped on the sides. http://www.framecompare.com/image-co...rison/WLGGNNNX
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-Thomas and The Magic Railroad (original 2000 release)
-The Muppet Movie (2001 and 2005 releases)
-Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
-The Return of The Living Dead (Original 2002 release)
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There’s an open matte version of Underworld but it is not just open matte - every shot has different composition than the widescreen version.
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There’s an open matte version of Underworld but it is not just open matte - every shot has different composition than the widescreen version.
That sounds really interesting. I'm sorry if this sounds too snarky, but I really wish this was a movie I cared about watching. It seems like it would be fun to compare the two versions.

And I remembered another one!

George Romero's Martin -- this is one case where the full frame unmatted version is the director's preference. I'm almost certain I remember Romero saying in one of the commentaries that unmatted was his preference for this movie.
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The Country Bears (2002 Region 1 release) is open matte.
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Lionheart US DVD is much more open matte than the BR. DVD shows much more vertically with a slight cropping to the sides. See comp 9 in the link below, how high does he have to wear his damn trousers to get them in the shot! The 1.78:1 MVD blu is the more generous of the BR's, but still, the US DVD is the most open matte overall.

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Here's some more open matte DVDs to add:








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