New R2 El Cid: Anyone confirm pan/scan?

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  1. canlabmaster

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    The newly released disc of El Cid is touted as being 4:3 picture format. It's hard to believe that Universal would have the nerve to put this film out again in this bastardised form, even though there are a few extras on the disc.

    Can anyone confirm that it is pan/scan or is it 2.2:1 widescreen (or thereabouts) as it should be?

    The film is also available in the Sophia Loren Collection box set - anyone know the ratio on this release?
     
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    Seth did a reiew of a El Cid DVD in September here and it states that the one he had was 4:3 :thumbsdow

    Which seem very stupid as every time they show it on TV its in 1.85:1 not 4:3 but I looking forwards to a proper widescreen version of it as its one of my top 10 films.
     
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    Thanks for that info Garrett. From Seth's screen grabs it looks like 1.78:1 which is what it says on the box (I saw a copy in Silver Screen yesterday). It's still wrong.
     
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    Yes he says as much in the write up about tha aspect ratio but it still not in its true 2.35:1 format I do not why this has not been given the full traetment Personaly I much prefer it to Ben Hur or cough cough Sparticus. :devil:
     
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    It's hardly that good. Get those smelling salts out! :thumbsup:
     
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    Going off your taste I take that as a compliment to my good taste. :laugh:
     
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    And my taste is...?
     

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