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Old 03-02-2005, 11:53 AM
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It was OAR for you? I thought I remember it being 1.85:1 on HBO last night. That may be the OAR, but this thread is about movies wider than 1.85:1.

1.85:1, which is why I started another thread for it and didn't post here.

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It was OAR for you? I thought I remember it being 1.85:1 on HBO last night. That may be the OAR, but this thread is about movies wider than 1.85:1.

OAR is 1.85:1. It was shown earlier as a 4:3 upconvert, so that's why I thought it was notable. But you're right, it's OT for this thread.
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Well, I'm glad you mentioned it anyway. People see 1.85:1 and assume it's been cropped or open matte reformatted, failing to realize that there are a lot of movies shot in 1.85:1.
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Well, I'm glad you mentioned it anyway. People see 1.85:1 and assume it's been cropped or open matte reformatted, failing to realize that there are a lot of movies shot in 1.85:1.

I agree. "The Firm" is a perfect example. Because it was a big budget Hollywood action film I assumed that its OAR was 2.35:1. When I checked IMDb, though, before I started to watch the film, I learned that its OAR is 1.85:1, which is how HBO showed it.
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HBO just finished a 2.35:1 OAR telecast of The Devil's Advocate (1997) , with Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino and Charlize Theron.

Two more airings this month, on March 12th and 29th.
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HBO just finished a 2.35:1 OAR telecast of The Devil's Advocate (1997) , with Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino and Charlize Theron.

Two more airings this month, on March 12th and 29th.

5.1 or 2.0 audio?
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5.1 or 2.0 audio?

2.0 audio on HBO, even though the theatrical movie was 5.1.
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Have there been any Large OAR sightings on HBO that include 5.1 audio (other than Monster Balls)?
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Monster Balls? lol...
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Have there been any Large OAR sightings on HBO that include 5.1 audio?

I haven't been keeping close track, but my sense is that the 1998 and prior OAR telecasts are mostly if not all 2.0.

Some of the new Lions Gate telecasts may be 5.1; e.g., Girl with a Pearl Earring.
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Originally posted by Marc Alexander
Have there been any Large OAR sightings on HBO that include 5.1 audio (other than Monster Balls)?

Girl with a Pearl Earring and Patriot Games to name a couple. But many times the reason the movie is OAR on HBO is because it's an older transfer, from before they made the decision to start cropping movies to fill the screen. Many of these older transfers are also from before the time that HBO supported 5.1 audio.
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Anyone check out Godfather III last night on HBO HD? Its on my PVR I can't wait to get home and see for myself. Good luck with the Paramount films like Patriot Games which looked good and solid sound mix. I would love to see great OAR transfers of GF 1& 2 in HD.
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I would love to see great OAR transfers of GF 1& 2 in HD.

Going from memory, but all three movies were Academy flat, right? OAR shouldn't be an issue at all, and this thread is for movies with wider aspect ratios than that.
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Correct Adam all three are Aspect ratio 1.85 : 1
GFIII was shot super 35 as well. My Bad.
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Right now, Cinemax HD is showing Les Miserables (1998) in 2.35:1 OAR. PQ is very nice.
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The Replacement Killers looked > 2.35:1 on Sunday.

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Cinemax HD had a mega 2.35:1 marathon this afternoon. However, in the middle of the saga, "A Time to Kill" showed up cropped in 1.78:1.

Just curious-- has anyone seen this in its proper 2.35:1 ratio on an HD channel?

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Cinemax HD had a mega 2.35:1 marathon this afternoon. However, in the middle of the saga, "A Time to Kill" showed up cropped in 1.78:1.

Just curious-- has anyone seen this in its proper 2.35:1 ratio on an HD channel?

I believe CBS carried this movie OAR a year ago on a sunday night..looked very good.
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Originally posted by Nathan_R
Cinemax HD had a mega 2.35:1 marathon this afternoon. However, in the middle of the saga, "A Time to Kill" showed up cropped in 1.78:1.

Just curious-- has anyone seen this in its proper 2.35:1 ratio on an HD channel?

The Japanese BS/HI airing was OAR, like 99% of Japanese ones.

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I Know What You Did Last Summer on Cinemax last night...shown 2.35:1 OAR.

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Early this morning, Cinemax telecast Top Gun in 2.35:1 OAR and DD 5.1. Nice.
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D-Rock, this topic has been fought time and again in many forums. I'm happy for you that little matters like framing and composition are of no value to you, as long as your screen is full. Please understand that there are also people who see films as art, and appreciate the framing and composition of a shot as an integral part of the experience.

I'm who wants to have a 50" TV and only be able to use the original aspect ratio of the film, that's who. Please open your mind a little and realize we're not all the same, and anyone who disagrees with you is stupid.

I've been proposing that HBO divide their showings into full screen and uncropped presentations. As they show a given movie many times in a month, why not at least a few uncropped showings for us purists? That way everybody's happy.

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chroma601: I think you're replying to the wrong thread. Who is "D-Rock?"
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I am crossing my fingers that Baraka is OAR on INHD tomorrow. Please. please....

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chroma601: I think you're replying to the wrong thread. Who is "D-Rock?"

I popped into the thread a little late. D-Rock is on page 1!

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I've been proposing that HBO divide their showings into full screen and uncropped presentations. As they show a given movie many times in a month, why not at least a few uncropped showings for us purists? That way everybody's happy.

I've answered this before, but it keeps coming up so....

....because then they'd have to pay for more than one transfer. And, since they only grossed a billion dollars last year, that might break 'em.
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This morning, Cinemax showed The Edge in 2.35:1 OAR, including great panoramic scenes in the Alaskan wilderness. The movie stars Alec Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins.
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Today, Cinemax telecast a Lions Gate release, Jesus' Son , but this one was cropped to 16:9 (OAR is 2.35:1 according to IMDB and Netflix).
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This morning, Cinemax HD telecast Dangerous Beauty in 2.35:1 OAR.

Gorgeous scenes in Venice and other spots in Italy.

P.S. Wow. The last three posts are all mine. I hope others of you still care about 2.35 OAR movies.
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