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lord of the rings anamorphic?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by keyser, Aug 6, 2002.

  1. keyser

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    The widesceen version of lord of the rings is anamorphic isn´t it, doesn´t that mean it should fill up my widescreen screen, or am I getting things wrong again. Is the pal version any different in that matter than the ntsc one?
     
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    The film is presented in a slightly wider aspect ration than a widescreen TV so there will still be black bars on the top and bottom of the screen
     
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    Don't you get green borders if it is anamorphic?
     
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    It WILL fill your screen. It's just that WHAT it fills your screen with, is a widescreen film plus some black padding top and bottom. It is the only way they can make a DVD so as to get a 2.35:1 film to fit onto a 1.77:1 screen.
     
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    ...erm... "anamorphic" has nowt to do with the aspect ratio of the display - it refers to the way a film is transferred to disc...

    ...since 16:9 works out to 1.7777777 (1.78:1 for short) and the widescreen version of LOTR has an AR of 2.35:1, there will still be (narrow, horizontal) black bars on a 16:9 screen, regardless of whether the film has been transferred 'letterboxed' or 'anamorphically'...

    ...theoretically, 1.85:1 and 1.66:1 films shown on 16:9 displays will also have (very narrow) black bars (horizontal ones for 1.85:1, respectively vertical ones to the left and right of the image for 1.66:1), again regardles of whether they are letterboxed or anamorphic... in practice, however due to overscan such films as often as not will 'fill' a 16:9 display...

    ...most widescreen TVs and some DVD players will let you 'zoom' the picture so it will become screen-filling... doing so will inevitably make the picture look worse, and/or distorted...

    ...only program material that has a 'native' AR of 1.78:1 will actually 'fill' the 1.78:1 ( = 16:9 ) screen of a 16:9 TV or display...

    . . . :eek: . . .
     
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    It does in as much as a non anamorphic widescreen DVD is a widescreen image presented within a 4:3 shape, wheras an anamorphic DVD is a widescreen image presented within a 16:9 shape. :)
     
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    ...alright... alright... me wrong, you right...

    ...leaves room with bowed head, mumbling something into his scraggly beard...

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