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This disc IS cropped !
on 6 March 2005
I'm afraid that I firmly believe the reviewer (below?), from Blackpool, is mistaken - this film IS cropped at the sides. There are instances of films being "unmasked" on DVD, thus giving more picture information than widescreen, but I'm sorry to say that this isn't the case here. Not only is the framing much too close to allow this, but even a couple of the opening credits disappear off the sides of the screen. The film should be in 1.75:1 ratio, instead of the 1.33:1 full screen version here.
This is a wonderful, old fashioned adventure film - one of Disney's very best in the genre - but is at least partially ruined by the framing. Apart from the lost picture information, it simply looks "wrong". The print looks fresh but the framing is just ugly. There are far too many instances of classic films being given this treatment and Disney is one of the worst offenders. When will studios treat their classic films (and their customers) with respect?
The film is 94.5 minutes with 10 chapter stops. There are no extras (not even a trailer) and no insert.