Warner Home Video delays John Carpenter’s The Ward

Warner Home Video delays John Carpenter’s The Ward

Warner Home Video delays John Carpenter’s The Ward

0 comments 📅06 May 2011, 18:52

Aspect ratio issues delay John Carpenter’s latest film The Ward…

Warner Home Video has scrapped the 16 May UK release date for John Carpenter’s new horror film The Ward after a film critic noticed a problem with its aspect ratio.

Home Cinema Choice’s Anton van Beek, who is described on the magazine’s blog as “a die-hard John Carpenter uber-geek”, spotted that the film was framed at 1.78:1.

The HCC news editor described this as “a real shock as Carpenter has always been a major proponent of Panavision-style 2.35:1 framing in his previous work.”

The difference can be seen by comparing grabs taken from the original trailer and the new Blu-ray.

The trailer:

The Blu-ray:

Warner Home Video today contacted HCC to confirm it would be delaying the release date.

“The current Blu-ray and DVD configurations of The Ward are not in the preferred aspect ratio of Warner Home Video UK. In order to release The Ward in the theatrically shot aspect ratio of 2.35 we are moving the release date to October 10,” a Warner spokesperson said.


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