do you even into aspect ratios? movies are filmed in an extremely wide aspect ratio, whereas TVs are either in 4:3 (almost square) or 16:9 (widescreen). film aspect ratio is wider than both, so when you put a movie on a tv, it's scaled to fit the screen while preserving the aspect ratio, thus resulting in black bars. that is. whereas if you get the fullscreen version, it fucks the aspect ratio to make it fit the whole screen, making the picture look shite.
Fox literally made that god awful Fantastic Four reboot and lost hundreds of millions of dollars just so they wouldn't have to give the rights to the Fantastic Four to Disney. They would rather lose huge sums of money than allow another company even the POTENTIAL to make money
They will hold onto Star Wars distribution rights for all time
>that friend whose family had a widescreen television but their DVD player was still set to output in 4:3 so everything looked stretched extra wide, even things that were already presented in widescreen
I know that feel friend. I always lost as well. Could never get them to understand and even if some did they didn't care. Thanks to widescreen tvs the tyranny of full screen is at an end though.
I find it mind boggling anyone manages to enjoy fullscreen. I get treated like some autistic nerd whenever I bring up the benefit of watching in widescreen.
Went to my friend's place before seeing TFA to watching ROTJ and he pull out the gold box. I told him I had the widescreen version in my car and he REFUSED to watch it in anything but fullscreen. Having not watched a fullscreen movie in years I figured it would be no big deal.
HOLY CRAP is it painful. Just watching the opening crawl I was distraught at how poorly it fit on the screen. At the obviously zoomed in scenes were disgusting. My friend event commented something along the lines of "It's so hard to read the lines when they come on screen!" I mentioned that widescreen would fix that but he wouldn't have it.
>Having not watched a fullscreen movie in years I figured it would be no big deal.
>HOLY CRAP is it painful
Had the same experience recently. Got out the old VHS tapes of the original trilogy (1995 edition before the special editions) and enjoyed it thoroughly. But the full screen was still extremely annoying.
my brother bought this for my dad's 64th birthday
badass bluray box set bitches better recognize
The Bluray remasters are the best versions as far as visual-quality goes... but what He did to RotJ is an atrocity.
It's not THAT bad
>Yub Nub was always shit
I KNOW WHERE YOU SLEEP MOTHERFUCKER
>implying you wouldn't fuck the living daylights out of CGI Sy Snootles
I'd hit that
with an orbital bombardment from a Super Star Destroyer. Fuck you Lucas.
Look carefully, it's the original that's tied up in the original agreement with Fox for distribution. Empire and all the rest afterwards aren't subject to it but the original is.
>The Bluray remasters are the best versions as far as visual-quality goes
>He doesn't watch the despecialized editions
My parents tell me they both knew the writing was on the wall after the special editions were each progressively more unabashedly terrible, but that they took me to the phantom menace anyway.
My brother got the gold vhs box set for Christmas in 97, it was the only version I had access to for a good while til I learned how to torrent - the special editions are terrible, some improvements are okay like the color balancing and mixing but there are way too many unforgivable additions like the cgi Jabba and the infamous scream in empire
I eventually stopped trying to find the PERFECT trilogy set at thrift stores once I saw that Harmy's recuts basically give us the closest thing we're searching for when it comes to the perfect OT collection