FilmIck and other sites are starting to buzz about the aspect ratio of the just-released DVD. Reports state that the aspect ratio for the Region 1 DVDs (North America) have been sliced from the original 2.35:1 to 1.85:1. For those that aren't familiar with ratios, 1.85:1 is about the standard widescreen TV size (1.78:1), where 2.35:1 is the usual giant-screen scope. So, if FilmIck is right that it was sliced, it seems like a waste of time to me. Tideland isn't a blockbuster hit, and I think it would be safe to say that the people who are going to buy it will want to see all of it, as it was filmed -- even if that means bigger black bars on their screens. If the film has one thing going for it, it's the visuals. As our Jeffrey M. Anderson described it: "Tideland is a gorgeous film, a complete and total Gilliam experience from beginning to end. It's full of his particular roving, deep-focus shots, like a fish-eye lens with wings." So, why mess with it? If any of you have further information about this, please comment below!
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