Uh oh, not the full metal jacket thing again…
The version thats out now was shot open matte, which means its shot in 1.33 (TV aspect ratio), but the projectionists would block out the top and bottom of the frame to get it to 1.65(?)
So, take the Full Metal Jacket or The Shining (same thing there) disc from the Kubrick Collection dvds, play them, and run a strip of duct tape across the top and bottom of your TV, and you’ll get what they saw in theatres.
I don’t know why, but they do say “formatted to fit your TV” or words to that effect on the box, which is misleading.
(I myself didn’t buy the disc till I verified that it was indeed open matte and not pan 'n scan)
Personally, I’m hoping for The Shawshank Redemption to finally come out.
Your right about the Godfather series; Glengarry Glen Ross, Night of the Hunter and The Lion King would sure be nice too.
Anyone know where we can send our wishlists of movies?