Poorly matted DVDs

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by John Larrabee, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. I thought I had seen some overly matted discs (REAR WINDOW, PSYCHO), but
    nothing beats THE HOSPITAL, which I picked up the other day. A little bit past
    nine minutes into the film is a brief scene with George C. Scott and (I think)
    Stephen Elliott in which their heads are cut off. Not just at the hairline,
    but a total tight-matte decapitation at the neck. Although later scenes are
    not as severe, there's a definite "headroom problem" thoughout the disc. By
    contrast, the LD of the film frames things as they should be.

    How the hell does this happen? Doesn't anybody take a look at the disc before
    it's released? Rather ironic for a film where one of the dominant themes is
    incompetence.



    John Larrabee
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    John Larrabee, Sep 21, 2003
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