Originally Posted by bobknavs
I think I would have posted Blasphemy.
There seem to be different classes of compulsive behavior. One kind can't stand black bars top and bottom. The second sort can't bear the thought of zooming the image and clipping the sides. (Or worse, using an anamorphic zoom that stretches the image vertically.)
I'm in the latter class. Black bars are fine with me, even if it means I'm wasting pixels.
Blasphemy, is even better
Not to date my self, this remind me of the early days of DVD, and even back to some Laser Disk
Trying to explain the reason of the black lines, was to see all the picture frame, and what was missing from the side.
Some spaghetti western were very good example, due to their very wide aspect ratio.
Funny story aside, when Star wars was finally release on DVD.
My local wall Mart only brought in, 6 Full Screen and 6 Wide Screen.
5 of us were waiting at the door, for the store to open, 2 minutes later, 5 Wide Screen were gone
Another 15 minutes or so, all copies were gone, they had no Clue on how popular this movie was