Anyone seen any DVD reviews on their travels for War of the Worlds (2005)?
That actually has nothing to do with the disc being anamorphic mate...but everything to do with the aspect ratio ratio.smind74 said:Good to see it in 16:9 Anamorphic, so no black bars top and bottom
Family Guy said:That actually has nothing to do with the disc being anamorphic mate...but everything to do with the aspect ratio ratio.
This film was shot in 1.85.1 - which is as near as you'll get to 16.9 from a cinema released movie.
The films that have black bars at the top and bottom are shot in 2.35.1 or 2.40.1 (or cinemascope) and will show these on the DVD, even if anamorphic.
If you have it, check Star Wars:ROTS - anamorphic DVD with black bars - because it was shot in 2.35.1...
Got this on a rental tonight...really enjoyed it at the cinema...but after the dissapointment of the ROTS disc, I'm really not expecting to much...
Mine was posted on Wed / Thur too mate from Movietyme.Lex said:Mine was posted three days ago from movietyme but didn't arrive. Really gutted as I was plaaning on watching it tonight. Might as well have saved myself a few quid and bought it on Monday morning.
Movietyme do use Airmail but they usually ship from the US to somewhere in Europe and from there orders are re-posted to the UK, any delay is down to Royal Mail.Fluffy-Bunny said:Mine was posted on Wed / Thur too mate from Movietyme.
My copy of Batman Returns took 10 days to arrive from Movietyme (free shipping), I only recieved it on Saturday.
Do all items take over a week from Movietyme? Do they not use airmail?
However I did pay for UK Special Delivery on WOTW, so hopefully, it won't take 10 days this time.
Ah OK I see, I wondered why my Batman Returns package had a Deutche Post stamp on it.Indiana Jones said:Movietyme do use Airmail but they usually ship from the US to somewhere in Europe and from there orders are re-posted to the UK, any delay is down to Royal Mail.
In my experience any order posted from inside the UK using the free shipping option arrives the next day so I have never seen the point in using Special Delivery.Fluffy-Bunny said:Ah OK I see, I wondered why my Batman Returns package had a Deutche Post stamp on it.
Presumably if I have opted for UK Special Delivery this should be faster than regular mail. Ive got a feeling its going to take even longer than if I had just opted for "free shipping", as it will have been shipped from the US to Germany, posted out from Germany to the UK, then posted within the UK Special Delivery to me, im guessing.
Whereas with free shipping it just gets posted to Germany, then direct into the mail system in the UK...?
indeed anamorphic simply means squeezed. remmeber that the max resolution on a dvd is 720x480 pixels, which is a 1.5 aspect ratio. The aspect ratio for widescreen tvs/projectors is 16:9 (852x580 pixels). Thus there is a very slight squeezing of the image when its store on DVD and upon playback the dvd is slightly stretched from 1.5 -> 16:9smind74 said:1 - What does anamorphic mean then (I thought it meant that the image was stored in some sort of squashed format and then the player enlarged it to the correct aspect ratio.)?