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Brazil-R1 Criterion - picture ratio

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  1. raigraphixs

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    Hi,

    I just wanted to check the format of this film. Its labeled as 1.85:1 on the box, but it's in 2.35:1?, is this correct. Seems a huge oversight for a criterion SE boxset, can someone check? I havent watched film yet (see it years ago), but there were black borders when i tested it.


    many thanks

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    My widescreen vhs is 1.85:1 if that's any help (probably not)
     
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    You can check the original aspect ratio at www.imdb.com - just search for Brazil and click on technical specs from the menu on the left.

    Out of interest, where did you pick it up from and how much was it?
     
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    Brazil is 1:1.85
     
  5. raigraphixs

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    Hi Squirrel,

    Got it from cd-wow for £29.99.


    Wonder why mines not in 1.85:1?. I have to try it again.

    its the final 5th version of brazil, the directors cut.


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    The Criterion edition of Brazil is definitely 1.85:1 (non-anamorphic).
     
  7. raigraphixs

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    The Criterion edition of Brazil is definitely 1.85:1 (non-anamorphic).

    Hi,

    So there should be no thick borders on a widescreen telly?



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    You're probably watching it with black borders AND short and fat people, aren't you?

    Set Aspect to ZOOM. Problem solved. :D
     
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    Hi,

    Sorry Grubert but i did not understand what you mean?

    My tv is set to widescreen.

    Just read back of the disc 1 box and it says ''Letterboxed in its proper aspect ratio (1.85:1)".

    Now 'letterboxed' means borders does't it?. So whats the difference between a 2.35:1 and a letterboxed 1.85:1. ?

    I dont mind the borders but I was always lead to believe 1.85:1 was full screen and NO borders., unless its letterboxed 1.85:1 like my brazil dvd, right.


    ta

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    Generally if the packaging says that a film is letterboxed then that means it is a non-anamorphic transfer, so to see the film in the correct aspect ratio on a widescreen TV you need to use the zoom mode (which in the case of a 1.85:1 film makes the black bars all but invisible). If you are watching the film on a 4:3 TV then you will see the black bars top and bottom.
     

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