said by AdCon
By the way, when will films EVER be broadcast in Letterbox? I can't stand the "this film has been modified for your tv screen" edit. Just broadcast the film in Letterbox and stop editing these films to fit tv screens (Letterbox format DOES "fit" on tv screens, it just displays the full, wide-angle visual of the original film and fills-in top/bottom of display with black as needed per the display).
I agree, leave the movies as they were shot by the director. I LIKE seeing movies how they were created.
BUT, the problem is that when the majority of the population sees black bars at the top/bottom of a movie and they FREAK out, and call their provider and complain that there's something wrong.
Every blue moon, I run across a letterboxed movie when flipping through channels, I usually stop and watch it (no matter how bad a movie it was).