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Old 01-15-2021, 01:46 PM   #41
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Seems like this was a missed opportunity for titles of the video store era. The shower scene in See No Evil, Hear No Evil makes way more sense in open matte, for example.
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Old 01-15-2021, 02:33 PM   #42
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Seems like this was a missed opportunity for titles of the video store era. The shower scene in See No Evil, Hear No Evil makes way more sense in open matte, for example.
Some were even compressed unnecessarily to DVD5 and way under 4.37GB size. If they'd had used DVD9 discs it would had been preserved a lot better.
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Old 01-15-2021, 03:23 PM   #43
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Enchanted April is presented in the broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1 on the BBC DVD release (more information at the top and bottom, but a minor amount lost from the left and right), whereas Miramax’s DVD release is in 1.85:1 with a tighter image.
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Old 01-16-2021, 01:25 AM   #44
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Anyone know of movies in Open Matte on Blu-ray? Don't know why that's not a thing.
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Old 01-16-2021, 01:42 AM   #45
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There’s an open matte version of “Into the Blue”, but I’m not sure is was ever released on dvd.

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Old 01-16-2021, 01:55 AM   #46
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CARS is probably the most important one. Full open matte.

Also, Harry Potter 1,2,4,5,6

Keep in mind that many of the open matte DVDs on this thread have been superseded by open matte HD streams

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Old 01-16-2021, 02:25 AM   #47
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This release of The Exorcist is double sided, with side B having an open matte 1.37:1 presentation of the film.
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Old 01-16-2021, 02:25 AM   #48
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Anyone know of movies in Open Matte on Blu-ray? Don't know why that's not a thing.
American Psycho = German Concorde BD
Battlefield Earth = German Concorde BD
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later = U.S. Echo Bridge BD
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American Psycho = German Concorde BD
Battlefield Earth = German Concorde BD
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later = U.S. Echo Bridge BD
German releases of Tarantula, Monster on Campus
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:00 AM   #50
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Anyone know of movies in Open Matte on Blu-ray? Don't know why that's not a thing.
Many of the releases of "Equilibrium" are open matte on BD. The original US and Canada releases were.

There are a few Canadian discs I can think of:
Brooklyn's Finest (VVS Films)
Sunshine Cleaning (Entertainment One)
Blade (Alliance)
Se7en (Alliance)
Derailed (Alliance)
The World's Fastest Indian (Alliance) - I think the US release is open matte, too
Running Scared (Alliance)
Cellular (Alliance)
Killshot (Alliance)
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:44 AM   #51
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I mean really, you will find open matte DVDs of pretty much every live action film that was made and released on dvd in the 90s and 00s.
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:47 AM   #52
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Anyone know of movies in Open Matte on Blu-ray? Don't know why that's not a thing.
Source Code - opened to 1.78:1 on BluRay. Then back to 1.85:1 on UHD.
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Old 01-16-2021, 04:23 PM   #53
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Anyone know of movies in Open Matte on Blu-ray? Don't know why that's not a thing.
The 3D BD of Titanic is open matte, and my preferred way to watch it.
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Old 01-16-2021, 11:50 PM   #54
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Dirty Dancing might be a possibility since there are 35mm open matte trailers around.
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Old 01-17-2021, 10:53 AM   #55
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Anyone know of movies in Open Matte on Blu-ray? Don't know why that's not a thing.
Polish distributor Monolith released some movies in 1.78:1 instead of 2.39:1, sometimes cropped (Fighter), sometime open matte - Rambo (2008) or The Expendables. We have also 3:10 to Yuma remake and Equilibrium in 1.78:1 but I dont know if that's open matte or just cropped on the sides.
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Old 01-23-2021, 10:46 PM   #56
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Does Pulp Fiction have an OM/FS release somewhere? I was just looking for a full screen DVD release of it, but it doesn't seem to exist?

I doubt we'd see much of what's in the suitcase which is what would make me wanna watch it in OM/FS even more.
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Final Destination 3 from Alliance in Canada was another title that was 2.35:1 in the theatre but 1.78:1 open matte on Blu-ray.

I think films that were originally shot on Super35mm were often transferred as open matte (1.78:1) on Blu-ray, especially from Alliance in Canada.
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Does Pulp Fiction have an OM/FS release somewhere? I was just looking for a full screen DVD release of it, but it doesn't seem to exist?

I doubt we'd see much of what's in the suitcase which is what would make me wanna watch it in OM/FS even more.
Since this title was shot as 2.35:1 Panavision Scope, there is no "open matte" version where you would see extra footage on the top and bottom.

I think I've only seen Pulp Fiction 4:3 full screen on VHS and it's horrible to watch. So many scenes did not lend themselves to a 1.33:1 ratio.
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Final Destination 3 from Alliance in Canada was another title that was 2.35:1 in the theatre but 1.78:1 open matte on Blu-ray.

I think films that were originally shot on Super35mm were often transferred as open matte (1.78:1) on Blu-ray, especially from Alliance in Canada.
This is unacceptable. 1.85:1 to 1.78:1 isn't preferable but...I can certainly live with it.

But 2.35:1 to 1.78:1 is trash. I wish they would just leave every single theatrical ratio (with the exception of IMAX scenes in 2.35/39/40:1 being 1.78:1 instead of 1.44:1) EXACTLY as it was in the theater. No matter how small the alteration. An alteration is an alteration..
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This is unacceptable. 1.85:1 to 1.78:1 isn't preferable but...I can certainly live with it.

But 2.35:1 to 1.78:1 is trash. I wish they would just leave every single theatrical ratio (with the exception of IMAX scenes in 2.35/39/40:1 being 1.78:1 instead of 1.44:1) EXACTLY as it was in the theater. No matter how small the alteration. An alteration is an alteration..
I wish they'd also give the option to preserve 1.44:1 IMAX when available as an alternate option. Still particularly sticks in my craw that I've only ever once gotten to see The Force Awakens Falcon scene in full 1.44:1 and that was at an amazing 6P Laser IMAX auditorium back in early 2016 or any of Interstellar in 1.44:1 since I saw once in a real film IMAX theater when it came out.

Yeah I know it works different on a home set, but I'd still love the option to see the original cinematography on those since it was much better.
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