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Old 01-24-2021, 01:21 AM   #61
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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..
In the case of Final Destination 3 at least you weren't losing any information, only gaining image on the top and bottom.

Another couple of titles from Alliance I have are Reindeer Games (1st Edition) or 1408 which were 2.35:1 in theatres but cropped on the sides to 1.78:1.
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Gaining information is certainly preferable to losing information but movies were framed certain ways for a reason and anything that deviates from that is something that I have a hard time accepting. I don't begrudge folks who aren't as bothered by it....this is totally just my own feelings on the matter..
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movies were framed certain ways for a reason and anything that deviates from that is something that I have a hard time accepting
I generally agree with above statement, but just check out "The Quest" with Van Damme - 2.35:1 version (which is on blu-ray) is unwatchable for me. Both 1.78:1 or 1.33:1 Open Matte DVDs are way better framed.

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Ugh, now I'm getting nostalgic and wanting to watch some open-matte transfers. That example above definitely does look like a preferable viewing experience for the non-scope.

Is there a list of other films where there's somewhat of an agreed upon preference for the matted version?
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Well, "The Quest" is the only one I'm aware of, that 2.35:1 version is a disaster, but there are some movies I like to watch in both wide- and fullscreen, for example:

T2 VHS vs DVD*
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T3 Fullscreen DVD vs Widescreen DVD
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There is also russian fullscreen DVD of T2 and I've watched 1.78:1 version of T3 once on TV.


From what I remember, Highlander III may be preferable in 4:3 (even if widescreen version doesn't seem to be butchered like The Quest). I can also recommend "The Abyss" in open-matte fullscreen which is the best looking DVD of that movie out there. You may find Running Man with Arnie in nice open matte, but there's also panned and scanned version (4:3 from 2 disc special edition) to be avoided.

Ive just bought Canadian DVD of Fellowship of The Ring, just to see that movie in a form similar to what I saw on VHS in early 00's.

And one more interesting thing:

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