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What Aspect Ratio Of Sharpe

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  1. Garrett

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    Does anyone know anything about the aspect ratio on the TV series Sharpe. I though when the very first series was screened (the first time) it was not quite 4:3 with slight black bars at the top, and bottom of the screen. Which lead me to believe it could be in 16:9, but show in this format, just waiting for W/S TV’s to become more popular, then could be shown in the correct format. At weekend though I saw the series out on DVD but on the back it stated 4:3 format. Even Play states the same:confused:
     
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    It was filmed widescreen (I believe it was 14:9, like a lot of stuff in the early 90's)


    The DVD (Sharpe's Rifle/Eagle) is mislabelled as 4:3. The discs are actually14:9 (non-anamorphic)
     
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    Thanks CW2000 for the info, that’s the DVD I looked at. As I read the books previous to the TV series I knew these were the first of the stories(well Gold was the first, earlier stories were prequels).
     
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    I've got the first one and it's decent.
    Hopefully we'll be running competitions for discs 3 and onwards.
     
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    I already have all these on VHS.

    Is the picture quality greatly improved on the DVD?

    Any extras worthy of mention?

    Regards
     
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    http://www.splashdvd.com are selling the Sharpe 2 disc sets for £10.99 each

    They currently have:

    Sharpe's Rifles / Sharpe's Eagle
    Sharpe's Company / Sharpe's Enemy
    Sharpe's Honour/sharpe's Gold



    Also, if you collect all the releases you can send off for Sharpe's Legend (for about £4 I think)
     

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