I noticed when Enemy Of The State first started, when they showed the congressman & John Voight's character talking by the lake, it was a beautiful panoramic wide screen view (I was really getting jazzed), then it went into the opening credits, still OK, and after that, boom, aspect ratio changed from the wide screen panoramic view to a....well there was less of a black bar above & below. What exactly was I witnessing there?
yeah, I too noticed their zoom/crop of Enemy of the State. It still looked really good despite this but before the zoom/crop it was stellar. It truly looked better than any ABC movie I had seen before that butchering.
James Cameron has gone on record as saying that he actually prefers the full frame versions of several of his moves much to the consternation of widescreen fans. I believe Wolfgang Peterson has as well as some others but can't confirm those at the moment. (Remember the widescreen is cut out from the full frame.)
Never the less, I dislike the widescreen cut out from a super 35 film frame just to get a widescreen print for a DVD and I prefer to use all the resolution lines to reproduce video data on a TV when possible and practical.
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