I'm a bit of a newbie WRT buying BDs since I wasted too many $$$ on some of the early BD 'upgrades' that had < DVD PQ to see what all the fuss was about, same as when the industry just used VHS or maybe Lasedisc copies to rip us off with the early DVDs.
DVDs got better after awhile, so finally began upgrading to BDs during this latest Best Buy DVD trade sales, so have been assuming that the BDs by now would be high res versions of the widescreen DVDs and have the correct aspect ratio.
Haven't watched any but 'To Catch A Thief' yet, but a thread about some Universal 100th Anniversary BDs I just bought caught my eye where I found out these are more hype than BD quality and now this thread has me wondering if I just wasted more $$$ on this BD Trilogy. Ditto the Matrix one.
WRT 'cropping', I assume it refers to the BD's 2.4:1 Vs the DVD's/theatrical release's 2.35:1, which is too minor for me to care, though I do wonder why it's not the correct one, but according to IMDB, the Blade II BD's 1.85:1 is correct whereas the DVD's stated 2.35:1 for it's theatrical release is not.
Except for TCAT, I haven't seen any of these at a cinema, only on cable way back when, so no clue what versions they were or what aspect ratio since they were presented in 'FF' format and by the time I got the DVDs, didn't remember them in enough detail to know whether I watched a theatrical release of Blade Trinity or the DVD's unrated version, which is apparently what the BD is. Anyone know why these aren't the theatrical release?
Between these latest 'revelations', the early rip-offs, trying to figure out which BD version to buy and the generally excellent PQ of upscaled current DVDs that aren't heavily CGI enhanced sci-fi, I've about lost interest in doing any more BD 'upgrades'.