faroutsonoflung wrote:Just remembered reading somewhere that the full frame editions of TP (ie Aus DVD sets and possibly others too), caused continuity problems due to them not looking at anything outside the 4:3 while filming (and understandably so).
Not that it caused many problems, I think the main one people reference is the "Andy with Glove" scene. The DVD, because it's full frame, shows the glove dropping to the ground after Andy flicks it and in the next shot it's suddenly on Lucy's window. The glove falling to floor part isn't visible on the blu ray, obviously because that portion of the screen ain't there...
Anyway, I've really hijacked this thread. Sorry. Please keep reporting any further issues everyone!
But it's still a mystery to me why they would take a (4:3?) VHS and not keep the OAR when making the DVD. I guess, like anything, you lose or gain something in the process and compromises have to be made while still adhering to the best standards available at the time.
Hmmm... I'm pretty sure the aspect ratio of the DVDs and the blu rays are all the same- the OAR. They actually digitally removed the glove in the scene mentioned above on the blu ray, but not the DVD. But the framing is the same. At least on the US versions.