Why no SM3 in Full-Screen?!

Discussion in 'Spider-Man 1, 2 & 3' started by DarkSuperman, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. DarkSuperman

    DarkSuperman Registered

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    I hate wide screen. All the other Spidey films have had full screen releases, all of them except this one. That sucks. :csad:

    Anyone else annoyed at this?
     
  2. Sam Fisher

    Sam Fisher Heavy Meddle

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    I don't hate FS like everyone else does but no I'm not annoyed. You do know that fullscreen cuts off the picture right?
     
  3. SPIDER-ADDA

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    Yes, I'm very annoyed. It would be geat if we had a choice.
    Sony should have included fullscreen as an option. You could watch Fantastic Four 2 in either format, on the same disk.
     
  4. sandgoblin

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    I have no problem with the widescreen dvd. I do wonder why there is no fullscreen option though.
     
  5. kaijunexus

    kaijunexus Marvel Cinematic Universe

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    Listen. There's no such thing as "widescreen" and "fullscreen". In actuality, there is "ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO" (the movie in the format it was filmed and MEANT to be seen in) and "PAN AND SCAN" (literally cutting off whole sides of the original movie in order to fill the screens of older tube televisions).

    What does this equate to? It's like me buying a book and realizing it my self space is inadequate to fit its height. Hmm...I might as well just chop off the top and bottom inches of the book so it will fit, right? At least it'll match my bookcase...

    "Fullscreen" is chopping up a movie to fit it into a low resolution, 60-year old technology. Love your old tube television to death and refuse to buy a wide-screen HDTV? Simply don't have the money for one and are sick of the black bars on your screen? Either way...too bad. Companies are sick of shredding their movies to support public ignorance. Get used to seeing the WHOLE movie.
     
  6. Symbiotic

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    Amen!
     
  7. The Chris

    The Chris TDK Trilogy Forever!

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    Thank you. Fullscreen sucks. Who the **** wants so see a cut up movie. Come on. Don't pay attention to the bars, just watch the damn movie.
     
  8. The_Walker

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    I don't get it, why do some people hate these bars THAT much?!
    "Oh no! NOOOO!!! Not those DAMN BARS!!! ARGH!!! Now my movie evening is a total and absolute failure!!!! AAAARGH!" (Put a gun in the mouth and...after putting himself on fire of course)

    Seriously, movie should always be viewed in the original aspect ratio. Changing it is a disrespect of the original. Don't like the bars? Don't watch movies.
     
  9. FNSpidey

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    Wow, that book/bookcase analogy really is the best way to describe it.:up:

    Whenever this topic is discussed, I always remember one shot in Return of the King, where Gandalf and Pippin ride up a hill and Minas Tirith is seen down the plain in all its glory. It's such a beautiful image, with Gandalf and Pip in one side of the screen and the White City in the other. Still, in fullscreen only Minas Tirith can be seen...

    It's like cutting off whole pieces of a great painting...
     
  10. shinlyle

    shinlyle King of the Haters

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    There is no full-screen version?

    Good...then Sony got something right with this DVD release.:o

    I'm enjoying my 3 disc-widesreen version, myself!:woot:
     
  11. Milu

    Milu Batterson J. Manford III

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    QFT. 'Nuff said.
     
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  13. Drizzle

    Drizzle You have the little one.

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    Fullscreen sucks. I'm glad it's sort of going extinct, because there was no fullscreen DVD for "Transformers", either.
     
  14. The Chris

    The Chris TDK Trilogy Forever!

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    This was exactly what was needed. Great work.
     
  15. Spider-Vader

    Spider-Vader Mercin' & Workin'

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    Wow, full screen sucks even more now. Fullscreen dosen't look as good on a HD-TV, I know the hard way. (SW OT & ROTS)
     
  16. Anti-Venom

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    I agree that Fullscreen sucks. All my DVDs are Widescreen. But, to be fair, I think I should point out that things may be changing. Look at this comparison from Narnia...

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    In this movie, Fullscreen cut off the sides, but it also showed more of the top and bottom. But this evidently isn't the case with all films.

    Either way, I still prefer Widescreen for two reasons:

    1) Widescreen is the version that the director intended to be seen.
    2) Artistically, a rectangle makes more sense than a square. It's how we see the world
     
  17. SuperFerret

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    I prefer full-screen, because (1) those stupid black bars annoy me, and (2) I'm not really missing out on anything anyway.
     
  18. Leenie

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    I prefer widescreen, so I don't care whether Spidey 3 is out on fullscreen or not.
     
  19. kward711

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    The same is with SM2.

    SM1 and SM2 were recorded in the same aspect ratio. However, they cut off a little more from the top and bottom in the widescreen version of SM2 so it looks wider than SM1.
     
  20. rashad

    rashad Hype Board Junkie

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    Fullscreen?? That word is not in my vocabulary when it comes to DVDs. Widescreen ftw!!
     
  21. LegendaryCaleb

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    i love fullscreen more than widescreen...so i was bummed when i heard there wasnt gonna be any
     
  22. Sam Fisher

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    Some people just are annoyed by the black bars. Is that so bad?
     
  23. yodasmeagol

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    Firstly, I think that the annoying thing about widescreen isn't about black bars at all. It's the fact that widescreen has a wider aspect ratio than 99% of TV's, and as a result the image on the screen is "smaller". It can be harder to see than a fullscreen image, which is "closer" and "bigger" and easier to see. If you have a 20" TV, and you're sitting 10 feet away from the screen, it can strain your eyes to see a widescreen picture. But, here's the solution: just sit closer to the TV!!! It was meant to be seen close up, and it's better like that anyway.

    Secondly, "not really missing out on anything"? On an epic movie such as Spider-Man 3? Look at it this estimate:

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    An artistically composed and beautifully excecuted image. But, if it were fullscreen...

    [​IMG]

    ...not only is that beautiful image being cropped and essentailly trashed, but Venom would end up being in the movie even less than he was before!

    And it's not just Spider-Man. Imagine Transformers in fullscreen:

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    being trashed to:

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    Imagine all the detail you would lose in a scene like one of Optimus' transformations. Filmmakers (and effects artists) put that much detail into the entire picture of the movie for a reason. The entire image is created with great care, and like kaijunexus said, having that detail cut out is like having a book cut off on the edges. Those edges are important to the work of art as a whole.

    Essentially, I think viewing a movie in the original aspect ratio is vital to experiencing a film. We're meant to watch the movie as the director intended. If he wanted us to see the movie in fullscreen, it would have been filmed that way.

    Appreciating the aspect ratio not only respects the artist, but yourself as a viewer, providing them both the proper attitude and satisfaction.
     
  24. Widescreen is way better because it shows more and it looks 10 times better than fullscreen. Nuff said
     
  25. KurtMysterio

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    Pan and scan is horrid. I'm so glad to see so many people in this thread actually understand what they're talking about! It looks like much more of the population has finally become educated on the differences between OAR and Foolscreen releases.
     

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