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March 21, 2008



If memory serves, Kubrick shot his later movies with an open matte. Therefore the 4:3 releases are not so much cropped as uncropped compared to the theatrical releases – or the now-released new dvds.

This wouldn't apply to 2001, of course. It really is a stunning, stunning transfer (I've got the HD DVD).


Yeah, the last three movies are supposed to be 4:3. Now the ironic opposite has happened in regards to widescreen releases...

4:3 is a better format to shoot in anyway. I wish they'd still make regular TVs and computer monitors in that shape.

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