A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.
Director..........: Fred M. Wilcox
Writer............: Cyril Hume (Screenplay)
Starring..........: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen
SOURCE TYPE.......: Retail Blu-Ray 18,4 GB Movie @ 20816 kbps / 30,5 GB Full
ViDEO SPECS.......: x264 2PASS @ 14000+ Kbps (High@L4.1) - 23.976 fps
AUDiO SPECS.......: English DTS-HD Master 5.1 3298 kbps 48 kHz 24 bit
RUNTiME...........: 1h 38 min
MOViE CROPPED.....: No
FiLM ASPECT RATiO.: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Scope / Letterbox
RESOLUTiON........: 1920 X 1080
EXTRAS............: Yes - 4,78 GB - Including the doc 'Watch the Skies!'
SUBTiTLES.........: English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Norwegian
SUBTiTLES EXTRAS..: English, French, Spanish, German
Grym's mkv's is encoded in 1920x1080 res. @ 2.35:1, 1.85:1, 1.66:1, 1.33:1 film aspect ratio. Just like a retail Blu-Ray is! This will NEVER change, so don't ask! If you don't like that then go download the title you want somewhere else! The reason why Grym's mkv's are encoded this way? Read the Q & A number 2. Thanks!
Q & A:
1) How do I Bitstream TrueHD & DTS-HD Master audio From my PC to My surround
Part 1 - Setting up Sound / Bitstreaming in Windows (Only read and Use first
Part about Windows):
Part 2 - Setting up Software & Software Player:
2) So how can I watch your not cropped x264 rip in the so-called 2.35:1
Anamorphic/Letterbox image, mate?
First, I'm not any special expert on this aspect ratio thing regarding
technicalities about anamorphic lenses or how a pro DP obtains the 2.35:1
aspect ratio. If you want real expertise on the matter then use your powerful
friend Google. What really matters here is that the movie is shown in the
correct aspect ratio on the telly! My English is second language so bear with
Ok second, we have Film Aspect Ratio = Letterbox, CinemaScope, Panavision
etc. = 2.35:1, 1.85:1, 1.78:1, 1.66:1, 1.33:1 ect. Film Aspect Ratio is the
ratio of the width of the visible area of the video/film frame to the height of
the visible area.
Then there's the "black bars". In reality, these "black bars" are actually
unused areas of the image. These areas are black to allow for better contrast.
The wrongly called "black bars" is in fact part of the image! So if any part of
the black unused areas is cropped/cut of the image then the original
aspect/scope/letterbox ratio is lost! For ever!
And then we have Encoding Aspect Ratio. For example full-resolution 2.35:1
anamorphic aspect ratio encoding is 2538x1080. Blu-Ray discs is 16:9 (1.85:1)
(1920x1080) aspect ratio encoded. But the original Film Aspect Ratio is still
2.35:1 anamorphic/letterbox scope or 1.85:1 widescreen or what ever
film aspect ratio. All depending on what film aspect ratio/framing the Director
has chosen to use.
So you have to differentiate between the two.
Third, Yes I know that a Blu-Ray player cannot playback anamorphic/letterbox
material (Film Aspect Ratio and Encoding Aspect Ratio) like the DVD player
could, but the anamorphic/letterbox scope, as mentioned above, is still in the
transfer/encode, so for this to work you have to rip the Blu-Ray disc to PC,
and play it back anamorphic/Letterbox from there (Film Aspect Ratio). Or just
grab one of Grym's uncropped x264 rips and use that for anamorphic/letterbox
playback from PC. Let's move on with the how's and do's of showing a correct
2.35:1 anamorphic/letterbox aspect ratio shot image on your 16:9 tv screen.
You can watch the movie in original 2.35:1 anamorphic/letterbox scope,
like you do in the theater, by setting the aspect ratio in your software player
to 2.35:1. Aka Panavision, Cinemascope, Metrovision ect (anamorphic/letterbox)
Start up MPC-HC. Open a 2.35:1 Grym mkv encode or retail BD 2.35:1 m2ts file in
MPC-HC. Right click in center of MPC-HC screen. Choose 'Video Frame'.
Choose 'Override Aspect Ratio'. Choose '235:100' (2.35:1). A lot of software
players has a aspect ratio setup more or less like this, so with a tiny bit of
effort anyone should be able.
Display setting on your 16:9 flat screen you set to 1:1 pixel mapping or
whatever the name is on your telly. On my own Pioneer Kuro LX5090H
16:9 flat tv it's called 'Dot by Dot'.
If set correct then the image on your 16:9 flat screen should look something
like the screen croppings on these pictures/images:
You got image/screen cropping like on the pictures?
Now then please search 'Anamorphic Widescreen' in Youtube for more video
Ok, now try doing same playback procedure with a cropped so-called "2.35:1"
1920x800 rip. 1920x800 cannot be 2.35:1 on a tv screen. It's impossible!
On a correct set tv screen it get's stretched to 1.85:1, because part of the
black areas are cropped of.
If you want to watch 1.85:1 aspect ratio movies in the correct aspect ratio
you then set the aspect ratio to 2.35:1, as well, and the image will have the
"small" black bars.
Aspect ratios on 16:9 flat tv (Display setting on tv set to 1:1 pixel mapping
and resolution is 1080p):
1.33:1 - Black bars on all sides of image (4:3) - Aka 1.37:1 Academy Standard
1.66:1 - Black bars on all sides of image (Small L+R) - Movies
1.78:1 - Full screen. Image fills whole of screen (16:9) - HDTV & Home Video
1.85:1 - Black bars Top & Bottom of image (Small) - Movies, HDTV & Home Video
2.35:1 - Black bars Top & Bottom of image (Big) - Aka 2.40:1 & Anamorphic Scope
2.35:1 on a theater screen:
3) Why don't You crop 2.35:1 Film Aspect Ratio Movies?