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1.0 out of 5 stars Non-anamorphic version of The Great Escape, 11 Sept. 2009
This review is from: A Bridge Too Far/The Great Escape/Battle Of Britain [DVD] (DVD)
This is a review of the 2009 edition of the DVD collection "A Bridge Too Far / The Great Escape / Battle of Britain", not the movies themselves.

The back of the box clearly states "WIDESCREEN VERSION 16:9" but in the case of The Great Escape it isn't. It's an old non-anamorphic transfer. That means on a widescreen TV, you get thick black borders left, right, top and bottom, or zoom in for a very grainy picture.

It is totally unacceptable that in 2009, publishers should pedal rubbish like this. Not only is there a perfectly good anamorphic transfer of The Great Escape they could have used, but the back of the box is a blatant trade descriptions breach. Shame on Fox!
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Initial post: 8 May 2010 20:00:02 BDT
Terry Torria says:
Helpful - indeed, on a 22" 1920x1080 monitor, this transfer of The Great Escape is turned into a postage-stamp measuring in at 15"x6". Even worse, the vertical borders are a different shade from the horizontal ones - distracting. Amazed no-one else saw fit to mention this.

Posted on 27 Feb 2013 23:04:43 GMT
hensel 3000 says:
Thanks for this really money-saving information about the non-anamorphic transfer of Great Escape. You are the only one among dozens of others who just give useless statements like "great bargain" or "great movies".

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2013 16:06:04 GMT
saved me from buying this. Ive got the original DVD triple play and its the same on that its widescreen on 4:3 tv version
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