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Brilliant film, Bad 4:3 transfer,
This review is from: The Abyss (Special Edition) [DVD] (DVD)
As other reviewers have already said, this is a great film but this special edition (and most probably the other editions) have been made for 4:3 TVs, which is a poor choice, as according to amazon this DVD was realsed in 2006.
Just to clarify, the origional aspect ratio of 2.20 : 1 or 2.35 : 1 has NOT been altered and the picture and sound quality (which have both been remastered) looks and sounds fantastic BUT if you watch this on a 16:9 TV it will look very 'small' in terms of screen height.