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I Stand Alone [DVD] [1999] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
I Stand Alone [DVD] [1999] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Price: £12.07

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One star for the NON 16:9 anamorphic DVD, 21 Sept. 2009
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This is simply to warn others that have a 16:9 T.V that this DVD has been formatted for 4:3 televisions, as in it's still the 2:35 origional aspect ratio but 'shrunk down' for non widescreens.

The Abyss  (Special Edition)  [DVD]
The Abyss (Special Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ed Harris
Offered by joe4books
Price: £20.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant film, Bad 4:3 transfer, 7 Sept. 2009
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.

Taxi [1998] [DVD]
Taxi [1998] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Samy Naceri
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £6.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NOT FOR 16:9 TVS!, 31 Aug. 2009
This review is from: Taxi [1998] [DVD] (DVD)
This DVD is made for 4:3 tvs, the problem is it's a widescreen (2.35 : 1) film that's been 'shrunk down' to fit on a non widescreen.

This doesn't make sense as most DVD players can be changed to play on eiter 4:3 or 16:9 tvs.

The film hasn't been cropped or squashed but it is very small in terms of screen height.

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