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Swordfish R1

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by parekhk, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. parekhk

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    Hi,

    Just bought Swordfish R1 from CD-Wow, when I play it I get borders top and bottom. The DVD says it anamorphic, I thought this meant the full screen would be fully covered.

    I've got a Sony KV32FX66 TV and SLVD900 dvd/video. I've tried all the modes on the TV.

    With my Spiderman R2 DVD, the TV go automatically into Wide mode and the full screen covered.

    Can anyone help or am I just beeing silly!!! :blush:
     
  2. Jeff

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    It is anamorphic but it's 2.35:1 ratio. So there is no way for it to be full screen on a 16:9 display unless you strech vertically making everyone look skiny or chop the side bits off.
     
  3. Family Guy

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    Do you only own 2 DVD's? Not taking the Michael or anything, but surely you must have some other films in 2.35.1 - which is waht Swordfish was filmed in......
     
  4. parekhk

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    Of course I aint only got 2 DVDs, I've got three!!!!
     
  5. LV426

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    So, parekhk, if we accept for the moment that Swordfish (and many other films) was filmed with a shape designed for the very wide (ie - wider than widescreen TVs) screens that exist in cinemas.......

    how, exactly, would you want the DVD makers to fit the (very) wide picture onto the DVD?

    They could:

    1) Fill up the full height of the picture, but that would mean cutting the left and right edges off so you don't see the full picture

    2) Fill up the full height of the picture, by stretching it vertically, leaving the left and right edges fully in view. But, stretching it would make people look tall and thin, circles would be oval etc etc.

    3) Leave the picture its correct shape, show all of its width, and fill up the spare space above and below with black.

    I agree with the DVD makers (and most of the users of this forum) - 3.
     
  6. DodgeTheViper

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    Yes.....................:rotfl:
     
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    Did you know that you can access ALL the dvd rom material on your set top box rather than use your pc. Just select a title and enter...this includes the music video alternative endings & interviews...
     
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    a simple way of putting it:

    standard (non-anamorphic) widescreen is a widescreen image in a 4:3 frame. Anamrophic widescreen is a widescreen image in a 16:9 frame. Thus it is more suitable for a 16:9 tv set :lesson:
     

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