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Wrong aspect ratio on Lord of War dvd

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Ah, so they've opened the matte up rather than cropping. Explains a lot. Same thing would happen if they released 1.78:1 versions of the digital Star Wars films.
I am pretty sure the 1.78:1 version is a matte removal print, not a cropping. You're not missing any of the picture, just getting some redundant picture information.
i really liked the movie to Happy but I don't understand how a little over crop will change anything.. :/
Chris wrote: Did they initially reformat it so that it filled the whole of a widescreen set, thus keeping the masses happy, only to reformat it when they received a lot of complaints? Or was it just a f**k up? I guess we'll never know (and in my case, care).

It's a very good film,check it out,you might like it
i'll pick ip the Region 2 cause I can get it for £8 at blockbuster for the 2-discer
Did they initially reformat it so that it filled the whole of a widescreen set, thus keeping the masses happy, only to reformat it when they received a lot of complaints? Or was it just a f**k up? I guess we'll never know (and in my case, care).
Mal
Just keep the cropped version and sell it on ebay a few years later for several times the price. Happy
Wrong aspect ratio on Lord of War dvd
For those of you who picked up the Lord of War dvd... remember how, a few weeks ago, on the digitalbits reported on Lionsgate releasing Lord of War (a 2.40:1 aspect ratio film) on DVD cropped to fill the 1.78:1 frame. They asked the studio about it, and they said it was a decision made by the production company? Yeah... well, maybe it was the production company's fault. But now it looks like it WAS the screw-up all along. Readers are starting to report seeing new copies of Lord of War on store shelves, marked with a sticker on the back of case (over the old aspect ratio information) saying that the film is now presented in the correct 2.40:1 ratio. Upon buying and watching the new stickered disc, they report that it has indeed been quietly re-issued at the correct 2.40:1. Boy... if this is true, a LOT of folks who purchased the cropped version are going to be P**SED.