Originally Posted by Damnationdoormat
Isn't H20 supposed to be 2.35:1, not 1.78:1?
Interesting, first off if Miramax or Dimension own the rights to the extras. Many times if they are being released by an alternate company they can't use them. La Femme Nikita comes to mind as the MGM dvd extras are absent on the Sony bluray.
Why the 5.1 mix from Halloween H20 isn't on the bluray is beyond me. Don't know on that one.
Concerning the changed aspect ratio it was filmed in Super 35mm to fit the needs to widescreen in the theater and full frame for television viewing. The new aspect ratio probably shows the most screen footage. I highly doubt there is any cropping unless I see screen shots. Also is it confimed by viewers that the film is in 1.78:1? The Super 35 issue usually pops up in films with nudity. Showgirls and T3 both have nudity in the full frame version that is missing in the 2.35:1 version. Being shot in Super 35 in the first place there really isn't a definitive aspect ratio or it would have been filmed in anamorphic 35mm or cinemascope. Super 35mm is a compromise ratio for widescreen in theaters and full frame on 4:3 TV's that were prevelent at the time. The widescreen version will contain cropping at the top and bottom and the FF will contain cropping at the sides. IMO 1.78:1 is the best ratio for these films.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_35