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Strange Days
Strange Days
Actors: Stefan Arngrim, Brigitte Bako, Angela Bassett, David Carrera, Art Chudabala
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
R     1999     2hr 25min

It's the eve of the millennium in Los Angeles, December 31, 1999. Lenny Nero (Ralph Fiennes) is an ex-cop turned street hustler who preys on human nature by dealing the drug of the future. It's an environment that will l...  more »
     
     
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Actors: Stefan Arngrim, Brigitte Bako, Angela Bassett, David Carrera, Art Chudabala
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Futuristic
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 09/28/1999
Original Release Date: 01/01/1995
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1995
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 2hr 25min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French

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Movie Reviews

Great movie, bad matting!
K. Dunn | Memphis | 07/24/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)

"First off, I REALLY love this movie. I wish I could do two raitings, one for the movie, and one for the disc, but I can't, so this is only about the disc.

My biggest dislike is that this movie was not put to disc using the anamorphic widescreen technology. Instead, it was matted with the black letter box bars, essentially hard-letterboxing the picture. This wasn't of much concern to me when I originally purchased the movie, because I was watching it on an SD 4:3 TV. Now that I am using a 16:9 HD TV, what I get is letter box bars, AND pillar box bars, essentially reducing my 32in TV to a 22in TV.

I am hoping for a blu-ray version to be released so that I can see this film in all it's intended glory.

Don't get me wrong, pillar box bars have their place when viewing 4:3 content on a 16:9 screen, but when the picture is supposed to be 16:9 or better (2.35:1, etc...) then having both pillar box bars and letter box bars together just makes me feel cheated.
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