OPEN MATTE – Master List

LIST OF OPEN MATTE AND VARIABLE ASPECT RATIO MOVIES

Updated 2018-11-11 – 5600+ entries (duplicates were removed, added new ones)

A call to fullscreen DVD owners: please take a look here, thanks!

(list unavailable for the moment, will return ASAP!)

list format:

Movie Title, The (aka = also know as = alternate title) (version where applicable) (year) – Ratio Type (OM = Open Matte, VAR = Variable Aspect Ratio, FS = Full Screen, Cr = Cropped) – MEDIA Country Code [release number]- other notes
ALL CAPS AND BOLD TITLES are probably open matte, but they should be confirmed


After a search on LDDB, I discovered there are only few hundreds open matte releases, and more than 20000 (twenty thousand) fullscreen, academy and pan&scan ones; even if most DVDs are released widescreen, it is not possible to compile and mantain a pan&scan/fullscreen list, but I thought to add some links to the LDDB site, with Laserdisc, CED and VHD titles; if someone has a DVD/BD link, it will be added here.

US Pan&Scan Laserdiscs: http://www.lddb.com/search.php?adv_searc…d&max=5000
NON-US Pan&Scan Laserdiscs: http://www.lddb.com/search.php?adv_searc…d&max=5000
Academy Ratio Laserdiscs: http://www.lddb.com/search.php?adv_searc…d&max=6000
US Fullscreen Laserdiscs: http://www.lddb.com/search.php?adv_searc…d&max=4000
JP Fullscreen Laserdiscs: http://www.lddb.com/search.php?adv_searc…d&max=6000
PAL Fullscreen Laserdiscs: http://www.lddb.com/search.php?adv_searc…d&max=2000
HK Fullscreen Laserdiscs: http://www.lddb.com/search.php?adv_searc…ld&max=500
Pan&Scan CEDs: http://www.lddb.com/search.php?adv_searc…d&max=1000
Academy Ratio CEDs: http://www.lddb.com/search.php?adv_searc…ed&max=200
Fullscreen CEDs: http://www.lddb.com/search.php?adv_searc…ed&max=500
Pan&Scan VHDs: http://www.lddb.com/search.php?adv_searc…d&max=1000
Academy Ratio VHDs: http://www.lddb.com/search.php?adv_searc…hd&max=200
Fullscreen VHDs: http://www.lddb.com/search.php?adv_searc…hd&max=500
Note: you could take a look at the IMBD technical list ( http://ftp.ftp.fu-berlin.de/pub/misc/mov…al.list.gz ) to find out the film aspect ratios.


If you are SURE (you own, or you have proof that a certain title is, or is not, open matte), please write it in the comment; I’ll try to mantain the list updated weekly; known film which were filmed in full frame, but presented matted in theaters, and which have not a known open matte home release (including TV broadcasting/recordings), as well as OAR Full Screen/Academy Ratio films, WILL BE NOT LISTED HERE.

The list includes best format only; from best quality they are: UHD-BD, UHDTV, BD, HD-DVD, D-Theater, WEB 1080, HDTV 1080, WEB 720, HDTV 720, DVD, DTV, LD, VHD, CED, VHS – with reference number when known.

I would try to include only movies and just some notable animated features, and avoid concerts, documentaries, special interests etc.

Mission of this list: gather as many titles as possible. Please, no comments like “but OAR is the only way to see a movie” or “I like most Open Matte movies”; please comment just to add new titles, correct wrong ones, remove ones that are pan&scan or cropped and not open matte.

Thanks to everyone, and I’m waiting for your help!


This list is released under Creative Commons 4,0 – Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) – Link to the licence page: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0

You are free to repost this list everywhere, but you should add a link to this page: http://blog.sporv.com/open-matte-master-list


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39 thoughts on “OPEN MATTE – Master List

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    Scoobert Doobert

    July 23, 2017 at 11:38am

    No Country for Old Men —-I’ve got a web download. 1.78:1, OM.

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      admin

      February 26, 2018 at 7:06pm

      Added, thanks!

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    PRiZE

    February 25, 2018 at 5:00pm

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010) 1.78:1, HDTV
    Jupiter Ascending (2015) 1.78:1, HDTV
    Green Lantern (2011) 1.78:1, HDTV
    Shiloh (1996) 1.33:1 OM- DVD
    Dead Silence (2007) 1.78:1, HDTV
    Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) 1.78:1, HDTV
    The Last Stand (2013) 1.78:1, HDTV

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      admin

      February 26, 2018 at 6:55pm

      Thanks a lot!

      Added in the database, will show up in the next update.

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      admin

      February 26, 2018 at 7:06pm

      Thanks! All added!

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    Chris

    March 1, 2018 at 2:00am

    Run Silent, Run Deep – OM 1999 MGM DVD (Widescreen on one side Open Matte Fullscreen on flipside)

    Creature From the Black Lagoon – OM Older Universal 1.33:1 DVD release

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      admin

      March 2, 2018 at 3:45am

      Thanks! Will appear in the next update.

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    PRiZE

    March 4, 2018 at 4:11pm

    The Great Gatsby (2013) 1.78:1, HDTV
    The Signal (2014) 1.78:1, HDTV
    Wedding Crashers (2005) 1.78:1, HDTV
    Stolen (2012) 1.78:1, HDTV
    Exit Wounds (2001) 1.78:1, HDTV

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      admin

      March 6, 2018 at 11:32am

      Thanks! Will be added in the next update, as usual!

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    Chris

    April 26, 2018 at 5:52am

    COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT (1970) — 1.33:1 FS — DVD US — TO BE CONFIRMED!

    The old US DVD 1.33:1 FS is is NOT open matte. It is TRULY Pan & Scan. They chopped the hell off the left and right.

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    Ian S.

    May 7, 2018 at 11:45pm

    Beauty and the Beast US BD is Pan and Scan.

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    Kevin

    May 27, 2018 at 5:38pm

    The “Pan and Scan” Laserdisc of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Directors cut) is open matte
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 OM 1.33:1 LD

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    Christopher Dunham

    July 26, 2018 at 4:17am

    The Man With One Red Shoe – OM 2004 FOX DVD (Widescreen on one side Open Matte Fullscreen on flipside)

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    admin

    September 10, 2018 at 5:02pm

    Thanks to all (in particular to CroiX-SaN) for the new entries!

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    PeterPrize

    September 23, 2018 at 5:11pm

    Hitman (2007) – 1.78 – HDTV

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      admin

      November 11, 2018 at 10:11am

      It should be available on BD in the Unrated version AFAIK

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    PRiZE

    September 24, 2018 at 4:45pm

    Vacation (2015) 1.78:1 HDTV

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    PRiZE

    September 27, 2018 at 5:36pm

    Life as We Know It (2010) 1.78:1, HDTV

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    PRiZE

    October 6, 2018 at 4:55pm

    17 Again (2009) 1.78:1, HDTV

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    PRiZE

    October 7, 2018 at 1:14pm

    Unknown (2011) 1.78:1, HDTV
    Fool’s Gold (2008) 1.78:1, HDTV

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    PRiZE

    October 8, 2018 at 7:23pm

    The Fast and the Furious (2001) 1.78:1, HDTV

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    RedDragonSlayer

    October 11, 2018 at 5:48pm

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) 1.33:1 (Open Matte, left/right sides cropped) VHS
    Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) 1.78:1 OM HDTV 1080

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    PRiZE

    October 29, 2018 at 5:54pm

    Alaska (1996) 1.78:1, HDTV

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    PRiZE

    October 30, 2018 at 12:13pm

    Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) – 1.78 – HDTV

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    PRiZE

    October 30, 2018 at 10:05pm

    Evan Almighty (2007) – 1.78 – HDTV

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    PRiZE

    October 30, 2018 at 11:03pm

    The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) – 1.78 – HDTV

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    Mkl

    November 7, 2018 at 7:28pm

    Sanctum 2011 BluRay US OM Confirmed

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    admin

    November 11, 2018 at 10:18am

    Thanks a lot(in particular to PRiZE)!

    List is not available for the moment, will return soon!

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    PRiZE

    November 14, 2018 at 6:23pm

    xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) – 1.78 – HDTV

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