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North American DVD's

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Miyazaki, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. Miyazaki

    Miyazaki
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    Hi, i've noticed on many region 1 dvd websites that film titles come in both a "widescreen" and "fullscreen" release. Is this what i suspect it is, ie a 16:9 or equivilent release and a 4:3 release?

    Or is it just the "fullscreen" release in the anamorphic one and the "widescreen" retains original aspect?

    just something that's been niggling me. :)
     
  2. SpliffCartel

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    It is indeed as you suspect, fullscreen versions are 4:3. It seems there is quite a market for pan and scan versions over there, and I guess it could happen here too! :(
     
  3. Smurfin

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    Nothing to worry about spliff, widescreen TVs have never been so popular, and what with TV broadcasts increasingly in widescreen...I doubt we'll be seeing 4:3 making a comeback...
     

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