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Where Does it Actually Say that the DVDs are *NOT* Anamorphic?!?

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I ran a search on here but didn't find what I was looking for, as I am sure it is out there somewhere. But I was wondering: other than hearsay, where did we actually get confirmation that the 09/12 releases are not anamorphic? Amazon.com says as such for Star Wars:

# Actors: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, See more
# Directors: George Lucas
# Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
# Language: English
# Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
# Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
# Number of discs: 2
# Rating PG
# Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
# DVD Release Date: September 12, 2006
# Run Time: 127 minutes
# average customer review: based on 192 reviews. (Write a review.)
# DVD Features:

* Available Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
* Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 EX), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
* Disc 1:
* **Widescreen Feature (Enhanced Trilogy Version)
* **Commentary by George Lucas, Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren and Carrie Fisher
* **Easter Egg - Credit Roll
* Disc 2:
* **Widescreen Feature (For Both Versions Full Screen and Widescreen) - original theatrical movie version in dolby 2.0 surround
* **XBox Playable Game Demo
* **Lego Game Trailer

# From IMDb: Quotes & Trivia
# ASIN: B000FQJAIW

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FQJAIW/sr=1-5/qid=1156714807/ref=sr_1_5/103-1256719-4185443?ie=UTF8&s=dvd


It says "Widescreen" for both discs 1 AND 2 and nothing about anamorphic, even for disc 1. I am guessing that "Enhanced Trilogy Version" on Disc 1 simply means "SW with all of the changes" and this is NOT referring to it being anamorphic. Also, I read recently that Fox has a problem with labeling their DVDs properly before the release and proper marketing, so could this be just a case of that?!?

Just looking for some clarification and hard evidence. Thanks!
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We've seen the screenshots. They're not anamorphic.
"It's the stoned movie you don't have to be stoned for." -- Tom Shales on Star Wars
Scruffy's gonna die the way he lived.
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Originally posted by: Scruffy
We've seen the screenshots. They're not anamorphic.

You can tell that from scaled down screen shots on the internet? I'm not trying to be a jerk, I am really asking...I have limited knowledge with this sort of thing at this time...
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"So many fans have requested the original movies, we wanted to find a way to bring them to you. But since these movies do not represent George's artistic vision, we could not put the extraordinary time and resources into this project as we did with the Special Editions. The 1993 Laserdisc masters represented the best source for providing the original versions as DVD bonus material. Although these are non-anamorphic versions, they do preserve the original widescreen composition of the movies."

(Lynne Hale)

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Yes you can tell from the screenshots, because you have to resize a screenshot to 4:3 or to 16:9. If you resize it to 4:3 then it's not anamorphic. The menus are, though.
Some were not blessed with brains.
<blockquote>Originally posted by: BadAssKeith

You are passing up on a great opportunity to makes lots of money,
make Lucas lose a lot of his money
and make him look bad to the entire world
and you could be well known and liked

None of us here like Lucas or Lucasfilm.
I have death wishes on Lucas and Macullum.
we could all probably get 10s of thousands of dollars!
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Thanks for the info, everyone! Wow, what a total joke!
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I thought it surprising that the menus were 16x9 while the feature is 4x3. Kind of a slap in the face for those who know, huh?
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I'm not sure about the menus. Certain dvd menus appear letterboxed on my computer screen but are 4:3 on a tv, even a widescreen one. Or is there something else you know about the menus.
What's sad is that it seems there are a lot of people at Lucasfilm who want the original films restored but "they must obey their master." Sansweet at the comic con basically admitted this when he said something about wanting to do something special for the fans (with what was to be individual releases of just the 2004 versions) and this is the most Lucas would permit.
The official site has screenshot comparisons of the '77/'04 versions. I know they're at a small size but the original screens look rather good against the new ones.

Take back the trilogy. Execute Order '77

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Originally posted by: Knightmessenger
The official site has screenshot comparisons of the '77/'04 versions. I know they're at a small size but the original screens look rather good against the new ones.
Yeah, they do. I wonder what the sources for the '77 shots are? I hope it's coming from the same source used for the new DVDs.

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I'm not sure about the menus. Certain dvd menus appear letterboxed on my computer screen but are 4:3 on a tv, even a widescreen one. Or is there something else you know about the menus.


Menus (and movies, but it's rarely used) have a flag that can make them appear 4:3 if the DVD player that is set up as 4:3, cutting off the left and right. I assume your computer is proclaiming itself to be a 16:9 display, and whatever DVD player you're using is set up for 4:3.

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To answer the thread title: On the back cover of the dvd's themselves. I'm actually surprised Lucasfilm would be so upfront about it. Someone who got the dvd's early posted photos of the cases. It says "4x3 Letterbox Format."

Take back the trilogy. Execute Order '77

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