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post #1291 of 1306 Old 10-03-2015, 01:19 AM
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Personally I'm still amazed Disney allowed Frozen to be cropped to 16:9 for Starz!
Some directors frame their shots to be 1.78:1 (16:9) action safe even when filming for 2.35:1. Does anyone know if this was done for Frozen?

Whether or not that was done, I'm still waiting until Frozen gets to the top of my Netflix disc queue so I can watch the Blu-ray (which, other than having to endure a theater, I think is my best chance of seeing it in its OAR, as well as the best chance of having a decent PQ).

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On HBO Brazil & Latin America

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
The Judge (2014)
Monster House (2006)
Chappie (2015)
Silent Hill (2006)
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Ocean's Twelve (2004)

On Telecine Brazil

Big Hero 6 (2014)
Wall-E (2008)
Divergent (2014)

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The Carpetbaggers (1964) is playing in OAR on 'Retro'. On again 2/19/16, 7:15 AM.
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SPY on HBO.
Gone Girl on Cinemax.
Exodus: Gods and Kings on HBO.

Maybe things are looking up on premium movie channels? Three in one week! Probably not.

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Dancer in the Dark

Dancer in the Dark (2000) (Bjӧrk, Catherine Deneuve) is playing on IndiplexHD, on again 10:30 PM tonight [3/24/16].

Rarely broadcast and what a strange, sad little film.

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Trainweck on HBO

Was surprised to find current movie Trainwreck showing in OAR on HBO!
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and ID4 is OAR on HBO

it has been cropped in the past
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Punch Drunk Love on one of the Showtime HD channels. First I've noticed an HD version cable. It's not on BD.

And the pantaloon duck, white gooseneck quacked: Webcor, Webcor
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Prediction: Episode 7 will be cropped on Starz

9/10 I was right.

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Punch Drunk Love on one of the Showtime HD channels. First I've noticed an HD version cable. It's not on BD.
On the whole Showtime broadcasts the OAR versions of its movies.
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This past Friday evening, Escape From New York was shown in 2.35 1080p (I'm assuming that's its OAR). Was on the local NBC affiliate (no Peacock logo). A bit surprised at seeing the Twin Towers; I had completely forgotten how essential they were to the story.

It looked great, though I didn't get to finish.
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This past Friday evening, Escape From New York was shown in 2.35 1080p (I'm assuming that's its OAR). Was on the local NBC affiliate (no Peacock logo). A bit surprised at seeing the Twin Towers; I had completely forgotten how essential they were to the story.

It looked great, though I didn't get to finish.
IMDB shows Escape from New York has having an OAR of 2.35:1. (At IMDB page for the movie, scroll down to the "Technical Specs". The "Aspect Ratio" might not be authoritative, particularly for the later years of the Academy Ratio, but for the recent decades I found IMDB pretty good at telling 1.85 apart from 2.35:1-2.40:1.)

I am not aware of any TV stations broadcasting 1080p.

Edit: message shrunk. The "p" was a typo in message I was responding to; followup (reply to this post) clarified the author meant "1080i". (No need to bore others about why there is no 1080p over-the-air broadcasts ... at least none that I am aware of.)


Now for my own OAR sighting:

Last night I watched Pale Rider (1985), which the DVR recorded from AMC on August 27, 2016, 10am-12:30pm. My heart sank when I saw the notice that it was formatted to fit the TV screen, but then I saw that the movie was actually being shown 2.35:1. (How, then, was it formatted to fit the screen?) For someone who normally doesn't watch westerns, I found it enjoyable (3 stars on the Netflix 5-star rating).

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I actually meant 1080i (my bad). While I'm not a big Western fan, I can usually stomach Eastwood's. He's kinda "one-note", but he plays the glinty-eyed rogue-lone-wolf better than anyone else.
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Was surprised to find current movie Trainwreck showing in OAR on HBO!
As.is THE REVENANT
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As.is THE REVENANT
NICE! Maybe HBO is finally changing their "no black bars" policy? One can hope....
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NICE! Maybe HBO is finally changing their "no black bars" policy? One can hope....
Might be more of a studio thing. I notice that all Warners titles are still cropped but some Fox titles come through unscathed.
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