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Old 10-12-2007, 03:25 PM
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Hey, just purchased Next (UK) on blu-ray earlier. On the packaging, the advertised AR is 1.78:1 Anamorphic, however after flicking through the movie the AR appears to be 2.40:1 with 1920x800 visable pixels! After a quick scan on IMDB, Next is apparently 2.35:1. Now all we need is 1.85:1 and we have the full set.

Can anyone clarify what the original AR is and if it has been modified on blu-ray?

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Old 10-12-2007, 03:31 PM
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If it is supposed to be 2.40:1 then I would not be surprised if it is 2.35.1 on the actual release. I would call this common on dvd releases. So it's right on the release, and wrong on the back of the box.

If a study was done, I'm sure there are many "official" 2.40.1 releases that are 2.35.1 on the actual release on both formats.
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:32 PM
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I believe it has, a friend imported it on blu ray (no idea why, he has a 1080p hd dvd player as well..) I believe the case made a mistake and IMDB is correct. I havent' gotten a chance to watch it yet, midterms.
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Well there are 1920x800 visable pixels minus the black bars making it 2.40:1. I was a little disappointed as I was looking forward to watching this in all its 1.78:1 full frame glory. I cant see how the hell they managed to make a mistake like this on the packaging, but I guess i'' just have to put up with it. God I hate thos black bars!!!
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You need to get the adjustable height technology, it sounds like, if you hate the black bars. Because it would be awful to see it 1.78.1 if this wasn't the OAR.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:50 PM
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Its defiantly not 1.78.1 i watched this at the movies and own the blu ray (UK).
My Projector has auto sizing and manual settings between 92-100% size. its defiantly 2:40:1 .
If you really hate those black bars i think your in the wrong place. Alot of movies are shot with those black bars either side but you get the odd comedy which fills up the whole screen.
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Well there are 1920x800 visable pixels minus the black bars making it 2.40:1. I was a little disappointed as I was looking forward to watching this in all its 1.78:1 full frame glory. I cant see how the hell they managed to make a mistake like this on the packaging, but I guess i'' just have to put up with it. God I hate thos black bars!!!
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http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh...rs_Go_Away/764
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Hey, thanks for your response guys and thanks for the link Josh, but I already read your article, like I always do. I understand why directors use different AR's but like many others, find it quite frustrating seeing the black bars take up so much of the screen. However, I do watch movies as the director intended and do not use pan & scan or any other method that will affect the OAR. Perhaps you can see why I was frustrated when I read the packaging to see the movie was presented in full frame 16x9 then later find out that this was not the case.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:50 PM
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Have to be honest with you, EIV (who release/distribute in the UK) do have a tendancy to get the wrong aspect ratios. I remember quite a few of their DVD releases over the years that state the wrong one on the packaging.
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