Originally Posted by rezzy
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).