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post #1 of 12 Old 04-26-2007, 02:04 PM - Thread Starter
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Forgive me if I have missed this but I searched the AVS forum and the web looking for a simple list of DVD's (and the HD-DVD/Bluray releases) which have movies in Cinemascope or 2.35:1 aspect ratio on the disc, and could not find this.

Considering a CIH 2.35:1 setup and looking for media to show it off!


The closest I found, that at least shows the relative number of 2.35, 1.85 and 1.78 aspect ratio films is:
http://www.imdb.com/Sections/DVDs/AspectRatios/

I had naively assumed I would find this in the CIH section but did not.

Any help appreciated!

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The point to remember, CinemaScope is supposed to be 2.39:1. Yet most titles are credited as either 2.35 or 2.40. Lists have been generated, but nothing really cover all CinemaScope titles as there is a wide variance...

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It seems like a ton of HD releases are. In fact, looking through my (small) collection, it's really a question of what isn't 'scope, because 80% of them are. (Edit: These are either 2.35 or 2.40 -- either way fits on a CIH screen with just a little letterboxing or overshoot.)

Aliens Vs. Predator (amazing contrast).
Superman Returns (it's superman!).
Serenity (amazing PQ).
King Kong (even more amazing PQ).
Batman Begins (just wow).
Aeon Flux (eye candy).
House of Flying Daggers (ear candy).
Phantom of the Opera.
V for Vendetta.
Training Day (too realistic).
Terminator 3 (wonderful art design).
Constantine (Keanu!).
The Departed.
Unforgiven (anything you want, Mr. Eastwood).
Enter the Dragon ("Do not concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.")
Happy Feet (for the kids).
The Last Samurai (it has samurai in it).
Space Cowboys (amazing contrast, good film).
Forbidden Planet (robots from the 1950's in digital high definition).
Pitch Black (for you CRT lovers).
Superman (ugh, but everyone else likes it).
Superman II (KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!).
The Road Warrior. (why don't they just move?)
Letters from Iwo Jima.

Yes, I bought out Warner's catalog. Even more 'scope releases (this is not an exhaustive list):

Warner
Blazing Saddles
Blood Diamond
Gran Prix
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Lethal Weapon 2
Million Dollar Baby
The Perfect Storm
Polar Express
Poseidon (2006)
Syrania
Troy
The Wicker Man

Universal
The Mummy
The Mummy Returns
Miami Vice
The Good Shepard
The Chronicles of Riddick
Land of the Dead
Cinderella Man
Fearless
Bone Collector
Spy Game
Slither
Accepted
Friday Night Lights
Apollo 13
Unleashed
The Deer Hunter
The Fast and the Furious
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The Thing
Waist Deep
Dune
Casino
Smokin' Aces
The Rundown
2 Fast 2 Furious (2 stupid)
The Interpreter
Backdraft
Seabiscuit
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
The Bourne Supremacy
American Psycho
U-571
End of Days
Doom
Red Dragon
The Pursuit of Happyness
Jarhead
Stargate
The Game
The Dukes of Hazzard (which is a hazard if you watch it)
The Skeleton Key
The Hurricane
The Frighteners
Born on the Fourth of July
The Big Lebowski
Dragonheart
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
The Scorpion King
Beerfest
Species
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (fun film)
The Hitcher
Dead Silence

Sony Pictures Home Ent.
Running with Scissors
Black Hawk Down
X-Men 3: The Last Stand
Warriors of Heaven and Earth

Buena Vista
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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The closest I found, that at least shows the relative number of 2.35, 1.85 and 1.78 aspect ratio films is:
http://www.imdb.com/Sections/DVDs/AspectRatios/

Each AR link on that page is live, eg: http://us.imdb.com/Sections/DVDs/AspectRatios/2.35_:_1/

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wildfire has a very good list started here.... what say we make it a sticky and start adding to it and then we will have a list here that we can all access?

Thoughts?

Oh, and I think we should split it up by SD-DVD and Hi-Def titles.

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Few except WSR actually measure the output AR of media. Their work shows that even scope ARs are all over the map from 2.4:1 to 2.20:1. I don't think ,other than WSR that you could compile an accurate list unless we get a tape out on each title as they do.

Some on the list above, like Sky Captain are 1.78:1 and Grand Prix 2.2:1 not 2.35:1.

What is printed on the case is often inacccurate. Example : Night at the Museum says 2.35:1 and it is actually 1.85:1.

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I always check IMDb first for the OAR for the movie, even though it's not always listed.

Then I check http://www.dvdcompare.net/index.php for the different DVD editions, the most comprehensive search engine for technical specs. for DVD.

I'm sure they would appreciate help to keep the list up to speed for new releases.
Nice hobby for those that like to make movie lists and disc breakdowns.
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I didn't take the question to mean, what exactly is cinemascope/2.35:1, but what movies are wider than 16:9 that would take advantage of a constant-height screen that is 2.35:1 or around that figure. If you wanted to list only scope films, then you get into the morass of what exactly constitutes cinemascope, and if you should include matted super 35 in that list. To me, wide is wide, no matter how it was shot.

Did they pull a 'Lord of War' and crop "Night at the Museum"? The trailer measures 2.39:1, and it looks like it was framed for it.
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Did they pull a 'Lord of War' and crop "Night at the Museum"? The trailer measures 2.39:1, and it looks like it was framed for it.

It was 1.85:1 in the theater where I saw it.

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Great thread. Thanks, wildfire99...
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Here's 50 more titles that I noticed weren't on your list (in alpha order):

50 First Dates
A Knights Tale
Black Rain
Bullitt
Casino Royale
Covenant, The
DéjÃ* Vu
Devil Wears Prada, The
District B13
Donnie Brasco
Dreamgirls
Feast
Fifth Element, The
First Blood
Flyboys
Four Brothers
GI Jane
Hitch
Identity
Into the Blue
Italian Job, The
King Arthur
Kingdom of Heaven
Kung Fu Hustle
Lara Croft Tomb Raider
Layer Cake
Lucky # Slevin
Matador, The
Mission Impossible
Mission Impossible 2
Mission Impossible 3
Mutiny on the Bounty
Payback
Pearl Harbor
Planet of the Apes
Prestige, The
Reign of Fire
Reservoir Dogs
Revenge
Sahara
Speed
Swordfish
Taledega Nights
Terminator 2
Transporter
Transporter 2
Underworld Evolution
Usual Suspects, The
Volver
We Were Soldiers
XXX
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And for the heck of it, here are all 144 titles in alphabetical order:

2 Fast 2 Furious
50 First Dates
A Knights Tale
Accepted
Aeon Flux
Aliens Vs. Predator
American Psycho
Apollo 13
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Backdraft
Batman Begins
Beerfest
Big Lebowski, The
Black Hawk Down
Black Rain
Blazing Saddles
Blood Diamond
Bone Collector
Born on the Fourth of July
Bourne Supremacy, The
Bullitt
Casino
Casino Royale
Chronicles of Riddick, The
Cinderella Man
Constantine
Covenant, The
Dead Silence
Deer Hunter, The
DéjÃ* Vu
Departed, The
Devil Wears Prada, The
District B13
Donnie Brasco
Doom
Dragonheart
Dreamgirls
Dukes of Hazzard, The
Dune
End of Days
Enter the Dragon
Fast and the Furious, The
Fast and the Furious, The: Tokyo Drift
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Fearless
Feast
Fifth Element, The
First Blood
Flyboys
Forbidden Planet
Four Brothers
Friday Night Lights
Frighteners, The
Game, The
GI Jane
Good Shepard, The
Grand Prix
Happy Feet
Hitch
Hitcher, The
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The
House of Flying Daggers
Hurricane, The
Identity
Interpreter, The
Into the Blue
Italian Job, The
Jarhead
King Arthur
King Kong
Kingdom of Heaven
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Kung Fu Hustle
Land of the Dead
Lara Croft Tomb Raider
Last Samurai, The
Layer Cake
Lethal Weapon 2
Letters from Iwo Jima.
Lucky # Slevin
Matador, The
Miami Vice
Million Dollar Baby
Mission Impossible
Mission Impossible 2
Mission Impossible 3
Mummy Returns, The
Mummy, The
Mutiny on the Bounty
Payback
Pearl Harbor
Perfect Storm, The
Phantom of the Opera.
Pitch Black
Planet of the Apes
Polar Express
Poseidon (2006)
Prestige, The
Pursuit of Happyness, The
Red Dragon
Reign of Fire
Reservoir Dogs
Revenge
Road Warrior, The
Rundown, The
Running with Scissors
Sahara
Scorpion King, The
Seabiscuit
Serenity
Skeleton Key, The
Slither
Smokin' Aces
Space Cowboys
Species
Speed
Spy Game
Stargate
Superman
Superman II
Superman Returns
Swordfish
Syrania
Taledega Nights
Terminator 2
Terminator 3
Thing, The
Training Day
Transporter
Transporter 2
Troy
U-571
Underworld Evolution
Unforgiven
Unleashed
Usual Suspects, The
V for Vendetta.
Volver
Waist Deep
Warriors of Heaven and Earth
We Were Soldiers
Wicker Man, The
X-Men 3: The Last Stand
XXX
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