I apologize. Thanks for the education.
Yes, cropping for the sake of cropping does become annoyingly apparent, I am aware of that, was just kind of hoping this version of I, ROBOT 3D had the cropping done in a more aesthetic way, avoiding as much as possible the presence of such traits. I too hate it when not properly done. Can anybody who has seen / owns it tell if such techniques were used "tastefully," so to speak? It looks like many here don't even want to look at it, but I am still looking forward to a positive response...
For the record, I only own the DVD. But, since I joined the Blu-ray bandwagon last December, this is one of those movies that I've been wanting to revisit but haven't simply because my now preffered 1080p viewing gets the best of me and I watch a Blu-ray instead. So, the avid 3D fan inside me wants to get this version, being both in 3D and containing lossless sound.
There is a sample scene of this in the Prometheus BR-3D disc, along with samples of Titanic and Avatar, and, while it looks decent enough (you can't in your right mind expect I, ROBOT to compare against Titanic or Avatar -- or Prometheus, for that matter), the HD lossless track sounds exceptionally good. Give it a shot, a friend of yours must by now be owning Prometheus 3D, so even if you didn't like that movie, you can still view those 3D samples, and then decide if I, ROBOT 3D is worth it!