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The only sensible answer is "sometimes". Where movies are particularly popular or well received then studios sometimes release special versions to extend the cinema run (knowing that the extra expense is worth it). For example, David Fincher's dark nightmare Seven which is particularly notable for its very dark (or chiaroscuro) cinematography proved ...


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I read a fascinating blog article at Premium Beat where the writer stated: The very wide aspect of 2.39:1 makes it appealing to so many filmmakers. Just about anything will look more cinematic or more ‘filmic’ when shot in this aspect, considering that originally it was associated with the anamorphic/cinemascope look and we are trained to ...


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Situation in Germany It is not forbidden to show Nazi symbols in movies. They are shown regularly and not edited out. They are also used in local productions. The situation was different a few decades ago. Jurisdiction had a stricter approach to the legal situation and assumed that any depiction of Nazi symbols was illegal. This lead to cuts, blurs, or ...


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As explained on Wikipedia WRT Austria (but similar exceptions are present in other countries for obvious reasons): There are legal exceptions for works of Art (including books, films, Theatre Performances, computer games, and educational/memorial public exhibitions, etc.), these however do not apply if the respective work promotes National ...


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Even since the DVD format and the advent of 16:9 TVs made widescreen films more mainstream, there have been a number of movies that have been reformatted for home video from their original theatrical aspect ratios: The Last Emperor, Apocalypse Now, Avatar, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader come immediately to mind. However, such ...


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Most likely due to the deal they struck with Fox in 2015: In addition to the feature films in the Fox package, the ProSieben deal includes TV series, such as primetime drama hit Empire and crime comedy Backstrom. For the first time, animated features from DreamWorks Animation will be included in the ProSieben agreement, giving the German group ...



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