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Where have the sides of the screen gone?,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Vice - The Complete Series [DVD] (DVD)
The Vice was made in widescreen and you can see it that way on the regular ITV3 repeats. On this set only the final series is in the correct ratio - the others have sadly been cut down to 4:3. Some of the shots look far too cramped (remember that even on regular analogue TV the episodes were intended to be shown in a slightly letterboxed format) and the picture has been softened - not helpful when a lot of the series didn't look too sharp to begin with due to the moody style of lighting. On the plus side, the stories retain their episodic formats, which didn't happen on the old release of series 1. Only buy if you can't get ITV3.