Before I start, Full screen isn’t 100% evil. A lot of older of older movies like King Kong, Frankenstein, and Dracula etc. were filmed in full screen and a lot of older Television shows, too. But in this day and age, buying full screen is bull crap.
Most theatrical movies are filmed in some kind of Widescreen and studios sometimes release 2 versions of a movie on
DVD, a Widescreen version and a Full screen version. I see a lot of naïve people picking up the full screen version and only a few picking the widescreen version. The people who pick up the full screen version have no idea that they are losing a lot of picture (and quality) on the sides of the movie when they pick the DVD off the shelves and buy it.
What they are getting is an incomplete image. When the movie was filmed and director was looking through the camera, they did not see a full screen image, they saw widescreen and if you’re buying full screen you’re not seeing the director’s vision of the movie. You’re seeing a butchered and modified version of his vision.
You know the reason why a lot of people buy full screen? Cause of those “annoying “black bars on the top and bottom of the screen. They think those black bars cut off the image on the top and bottom. Oh how wrong they are. Some movies are featured in matted widescreen, where the black bars is added later on, but that’s to hide microphones, wires etc. It doesn’t cut off anything important. Full screen is the one that cuts off stuff.
If you love movies and buy Full screen, you don’t love movies all that much then. If you loved movies you would want to see the movie how it was presented in theaters and how the director wanted it to be seen, and not the way your lazy butt wanted to be seen, and that’s zoomed in.
When it comes down to Widescreen the bigger the bars, the more you lose in full screen. 2.40:1 is the biggest widescreen bars and it’s mostly used for big action movies and some smaller movies as well. When you zoom in that 2.40:1 image, you start to lose a lot of action on the sides, not a good thing. I’ve tried to tell some people this and they ignore me, they must not care about movies that much.
I don’t get why studios are still releasing full screen versions of movies. Please stop right now. But I guess all those complaints from naïve morons have made it where the studio has to keep releasing full screen versions. I wish people would get smarter and stop buying full screen DVD’s. Please stop. That’s all I’m asking for.