FULL METAL JACKET was shown in u.s. theatres in 1.85:1....Kubrick shot it open(4x3)to be matted 1.66:1 which is not really widescreen or scope. the current dvd is not 'matted' correctly, but is missing no visual info....in fact there is a bit of picture at the top and bottom of the screen that should not be there. A newly mastered version for hddvd or blueray is probably forthcoming which will most likely be matted correctly for the composition that the dp and the director wanted......shooting films 'open' and matting for theatres was common for many non-widescreen films. generally if a dvd is fullframe(4x3) and got that way through pan and scan, it was originally 2.35:1...true widescreen......most films and tv shows today are shot 1.85:1 in anticipation of a world full of tv screens they are same dimension.
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