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Aspect ratio


#1

I didn’t see this theatrically, but I heard the Grind House version was 2:35:1. The dvd is 1.78:1. Which one is missing information?


#2

Planet Terror was shot in Super 35 with a Genesis camera. This way a 2.35 print could be struck to be placed with Death Proof without having to alter the projector in the middle of a screening. The video presentation (it looks 1.85 to me) actually shows more information on top and bottom without having to pan and scan, because it was compensated for when originally shot.


#3

ok, thanks. The framing looked good on dvd.


#4

Yeah it freaked me out too in the beginning. Before PT came out I read that it was 1.85, and then that it was shot Super 35. At the time I thought you could only shoot Super 35 film, so that confused me for a while. Then I researched the Genesis camera a bit more and learned you can shoot Super 35 digitally. Good shit. Then it made more sense. 1.85 is Robert’s preferred shooting ratio.