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Aspect Ratio ALERT! Don't purchase this if you want to see the WHOLE movie.
on August 1, 2011
I really enjoyed this movie when it came out in theaters in 1996 and was looking forward to watching it again on DVD. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered that this is a poor pan-and-scan, full screen only, transfer of this film.
Amazon's product description and Editorial Review offer a confusing and misleading description of the product. The Editorial Review by Tom Keogh states that the "DVD release includes optional widescreen and standard formats..." Amazon's own Product Details for Format lists the DVD as "Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, DVD, Full Screen, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC". Apparently, the only actual accurate description is limited to the Aspect Ratio that lists 1.33:1!
I'm not sure why in this age of widescreen HDTV and home theater a studio would release a feature film in full screen, let alone full screen only! And based on the descriptions previously referenced it may have been released in both formats earlier. This seems to be a foolish decision by someone at the studio to drop the widescreen format as opposed to the full screen one. The viewer misses out on scenes in which multiple clones appear together and some of them get clipped out of frame. What movie buff wants to see dialog taking place between halves of two faces when the cropped screen is unable to accommodate both actors (or both copies of the actor as is the case in this movie).
Amazon, correct your product description and drop the price on this less-than-complete DVD!