Originally Posted by hconwell
I designed my screen for 2.76.
Besides Ben-Hur, not many films were shot in Ultra-Panavision (AR: 2:76:1), unfortunately, so...
I have a 2:35:1 scope screen (12 foot wide) and is plenty big to video-project BH, The Fall of the Roman Empire, Karthoum, The Greatest Story Ever Told, et al, movies that were shot in the widest AR ever deviced.
Also, have seen the remastered DVD version, as well as three HD versions: from HDNet Movies, Cinemax, and a 1080i version on HD tape that a kind soul sent me from Europe.
All of these look majestic, finally giving this superb American film epic is well deserved due. And, just as important, WB finally got the correct AR (2:76:1) this time around, which wasn't the case with any previous widescreen video releases at all.
This is one of my most favorite movies of all time, so pre-ordered the 60th Anniversary issue from Amazon last week (and have it in just about every video format available); can't hardly wait to see it in glorious 1080p on Blu Ray through my 60" Pioneer Elite Pro-151 KURO plasma display (will have to do 'till a new 1080p OH projector is chosen)!...