To Axiom's credit, they're up front about this is the accompanying booklet, listing the OAR of 1.66 and DVD AR of 1.78 alongside one another in the specs at the front. (Don't know if you had the excellent booklet with your review copy, Michael.)MichaelB wrote:That said, the 1.66:1 notice would have been primarily intended as a warning to projectionists not to crop to 1.85:1, which would make a far more noticeable difference.
And I agree that there's no apparent sign of compositional compromise - and because I realised more or less immediately that it was in 1.78:1 (as there were no black bars at the sides), I was specifically looking for problems.
It seems likely to me that this new AR was imposed on them - by Wenders himself, I hope.