MovieChat Forums > Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977) Discussion > Annoying, even though dvd should be bett...

Annoying, even though dvd should be better quality.


Does anyone know if the vhs release shows the film in it's original aspect ratio, allegedly 1.75:1 , according to the spec' on this page.
The dvd is cropped to 4:3, according to Amazon (And an Amazon dvd reviewer)
If it's correct on the tape, I'd imagine there may be a black bar top and bottom.
Don't be fooled by the intro/credits though as that DOES appear to be made in widescreen, the picture then flicks to 4:3 just before the second shot of the policeman directing traffic-VERY STRANGE...........

I've taped this twice from BBC2 over the years and todays airing left the picture cropped on the top and bottom AND left hand side, compared to when I taped it about 2 years ago, which shown far more picture in the areas mentioned.

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