Originally Posted by MovieSwede
I was going to pass this one anyway because of the changing aspect ratio. The other issues help me stay with my descision.
I just hope they release the theatrical verison some day on BD.
But I think Xylon screencaps(I hope) between the DVD and the BD will be very interesting. There is a big chance the DVD did get the 35mm scanned master.
You mean the non-IMAX theater theatrical version?
The IMAX shots should be a LOT better witht he more open framing. Nolan cramps the hell out of his action scenes. Everything was much easier to take in in IMAX when you could actually see what was going on. Also, the firetruck actually stands out in the initial shot of the big chase scene in IMAX, whereas it just starts to edge into frame before the shot cuts in the 2.35:1 framing. Hopefully it will be decent in the 1.78:1 framing.
Truth be told, even the IMAX presentation the BD offers isn't the true IMAX image. It's still cropped. IMAX is 1.33:1 or 1.4:1 aspect ratio. You need to bust out your old 4:3 set to fit the IMAX footage right.
To get the full IMAX frame on video, theyd' have to pillarbox the image. Now, THAT would be distracting! Black bars on the top and bottom for most of the film, switchint to bars on the sides for the IMAX shots.
The BD version is a good compromise though. The black bars disappearing re-creates the film image "opening up" like in theaters. Had they presented the IMAX footage in 4:3 the image would have had to shrink down while, the top and bottom of only your screen opened up and the sides closed.
Sucks if there's EE on this though. Totally unacceptable. And the OP said it's on the IMAX footage itself? That makes even less sense than if they'd used the processed 35 mm footage.
However, I noticed a lot of jitter in the IMAX footage. Could the haloing be a result of the transfer process with negative that big? Don't remember any EE from the prologue footage on BB though.