Re: Possible anamorfic format for DVD (Re: Satantango)

From: Marcos Ortega (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Sep 15 2006 - 03:01:09 PDT

Quoting Freya <email suppressed>:

> 1.66:1 is the film format nearest to 16:9 anyway isn't
> it? 1.85:1 is more letterboxed than 1.661 on a 16:9
> screen.

Not really. Though 1.66:1 is nearer to 16:9 (1.77:1) than 4:3
(1.33:1), we are used to see letterboxed movies where the black frames
are up & down the screen. If you try to see a 1.66:1 AR movie on 16:9
you'll end with black bars on both sides instead.



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