Originally Posted by srauly
So, just to be clear, you're saying that in the cinema (and in your home), when the IMAX scenes were displayed, the extra height was shot into the black masking area?
Are we talking about TDK still? The 35mm print of TDK did not have IMAX footage. That was only for IMAX. All 35mm cinemas used an anamorphic prints that requires an anamorphic lens. They were presented in 2.40:1 and because Nolan shot the film (including the IMAX parts) knowing that most of the cinemas would be Scope, he framed it so that it works on a CIH system.
I didn't see Scott Pilgrim in the cinema (not the kind of film I would pay big $ to see) and as I said, I don't honestly remember what mode I watched this in. In fact I only rented it based on a thread in the BD section and wanted to find out what the hype was about. I certainly would not buy this film.
I use an A-Lens so there are no black bars hitting masking in my CIH system.
If I did present Scott Pilgrim in Scope at home, then I am guilty of chopping the top and bottom off the image. If I watched it in 16:9 mode, then I endured the black bars. Clearly it was not that important to me.