Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Herm & Dark Knight Blu-ray

Just a quick post to say that I'm back from a short trip to Herm to celebrate my 10th wedding anniversary. We couldn't have asked for better weather (especially for the time of year), and also The White House was a great place to stay, with a very good evening meal to boot.

Also read that The Dark Knight Blu-ray is due out on 08/12/08 (i.e. in time for Christmas). The good news is that director Christopher Nolan has confirmed that on the Blu-ray release, the film will swap between a 2.40:1 aspect ratio for scenes shot on 35mm and full sized widescreen 1.78:1 for the IMAX scenes (IMAX is shot in 1.66:1 so a little bit of the top and bottom of the IMAX image will be lost). Now for those who didn't get the chance to watch this on IMAX, this may seem like it would be a bit jarring, but in the IMAX the 1.66:1 schenes really brought you into the film in a huge way and I barely noticed the change in aspect ratio, so the inclusion of this on the Blu-ray is most welcome.

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