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1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid!, 8 Jan. 2011
This review is from: Age of Consent [DVD] [1969) [2008] (DVD)
This long awaited release is an utter disappointment, not for the picture quality - which is crisp and bright, but for the unforgivable way in which the picture has been chopped in order to con the public into believing they are getting the original aspect ratio as seen at the cinema when in fact all they are getting is the pan & scanned 4:3 ratio which has been further butchered by masking off about a 6th of the bottom of the picture to make it fit the so-called 'widescreen' TV ratio of 16:9.
If a movie is filmed in 'cinemascope' then it should be released as that - in true 'letterbox' format & not the all too common cheap option of butchering further an already cropped picture.
Another wasted opportunity sacrificed upon the altar of the 'quick buck'. PATHETIC
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Initial post: 12 Jan 2011 07:59:17 GMT
Ray Wood says:
I've not seen this DVD, but that isn't all you should check. These days so many films on DVD have had parts chopped out to give them a wider audience. Two of the last three I've bought from Amazon have been chopped, one by seven minutes, and the other by eight. Dunno about Elvis, but Thomas Bowdler has sure returned to Earth.

Posted on 8 Jul 2012 03:12:35 BDT
This film might be slightly cropped but it was never filmed in a cinemascope ratio.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2014 20:03:31 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Jan 2014 20:04:29 GMT
Which movies are you talking about?

You know a Britiah PAL format DVD will play at 25 frames a second as opposed to the 24 frames a second which cinema projectors project at. This means that a film that lasts 100 minute at cinema will be 96 minutes long on it's UK DVD. A 180 minutes movie will loose just over 8 minutes but unless deliberately cut for home viewing will still contain the same content as the cinema version.
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