XxDeadlyxX, on Sep 2 2011, 10:22 AM, said:
And yep there are definitely more to be added that I know of - Arn The Knight Templar and The Maiden Heist are both 1.78:1 - just need to confirm whether they are cropped or open matte - need to compare to the US releases etc first.
Arn: The Knight Templar (Collectors Edition)
I picked it up in the JBHiFi 2 for $30 sale. I haven't watched it all the way through yet, but this is what I've noticed so far --
1) The film itself is split in two parts, so I assume this is the original two films released in Sweden a few years back, perhaps with some additional editing.
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby Digital TrueHD
Dolby Digital 5.1
3) It says Region B on the cover, but it plays fine on my Region A Oppo.
4) Aspect Ratio - as stated above, the picture is 1.78:1. I don't have the OAR American disc for comparison, but I was able to freeze a scene and compare it to this screenshot
over on Blu-ray.com and this is what I noticed: if you look at the screenshot, almost 25% of the picture to the left of the figures has been removed and
another 10-15% of ground beneath them has been added. In this scene at least, no sky appears to have been added or taken away. Basically, they've cropped some parts of the image and added other bits in order to make it 1.78:1. They don't appear to have blown up the image to fit the screen, at least as far as I could tell.
So, can anyone with a better understanding of these matters explain exactly what this means as regards cropping and open matte?