The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
- Roger Ryan
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Hmm, The Lady Vanishes loaded and played just fine on my Sony BDP-S3700 last night. The copy I have was from the "Classic Hitchcock" box set Criterion released three years ago.
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I just checked my first-printing disc on a Sony BDP-S580 and it plays the movie and supplements without error.Roger Ryan wrote: ↑Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:23 amHmm, The Lady Vanishes loaded and played just fine on my Sony BDP-S3700 last night. The copy I have was from the "Classic Hitchcock" box set Criterion released three years ago.
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I just bought a copy of La Strada from Barnes and Noble with a gift card. I just finished watching it but what really bothered me was that it was in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio but says it is a 1.33:1. Is this a known defect or is this my disc?
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Did you watch the film on a newer high-definition television? Did you use a Blu-ray player to watch the film?
Criterion's DVD for La Strada is encoded for 4:3 televisions, opposed to the newer 16:9 televisions.
Depending on the devices you are using, your television is likely stretching the picture out to fill the entire screen. The problem is so annoying that I cannot watch 'standard' format DVDs on my new 2018 LG. One solution is to simply change the aspect ratio of your television to 4:3.
This problem only seems to be consistent with DVDs. I have never had this issue with a Blu-rays.