LIST OF OPEN MATTE AND VARIABLE ASPECT RATIO MOVIES
Updated 2021-09-25 – 7900+ entries (duplicates were removed, added new ones)
A call to fullscreen DVD owners: please take a look here, thanks!
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: https://blog.sporv.com/open-matte-master-list
MASTER LISTS: FAN EDITS | OPEN MATTE | THX CERTIFIED | WORKPRINTS
No Country for Old Men —-I’ve got a web download. 1.78:1, OM.
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
Thanks a lot!
Added in the database, will show up in the next update.
Thanks! All added!
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
Thanks! Will appear in the next update.
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
Thanks! Will be added in the next update, as usual!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) — 2.39:1/1.85:1 VAR — 3D BD
Thor: Ragnarock (2017) — 2.39:1/1.85:1 VAR — 3D BD
Only the Brave (2017) 1:78:1 OM – TO BE CONFIRMED -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Cn2vyIWrc
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.
Beauty and the Beast US BD is Pan and Scan.
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
The Crazies (1973) 1.33:1, DVD
https://karagarga.in/details.php?id=212840 (registration required)
(feel free to remove the links, I’m just pointing proof, I don’t own it)
Da Vinci Code, The (2006) — 1.33:1 OM — DVD
(it was also released in fullscreen editions)
(remove the link, if approved)
Law Abiding Citizen (2009) – 1.78:1 OM – BD PL
Law Abiding Citizen (2009) – 1.78:1 OM – DVD BR
Danny the Dog / Unleashed (2005) – 1.78:1 OM – DVD DE
Dawn of the Dead (2004) – 1.33:1 OM – VHS
Dead Ringers (1988) – 1.78 – BD FR
(check the FilmMedia Blu-Ray release/screenshots)
Death Race (2008) [Unrated TV Cut] – 1.78 – HDTV
Dracula 2000 (2000) – 1.78 OM – BD US / DVD US (Echo Bridge)
rest of the releases are matted 2.35:1
You have a 1.33:1 FS DVD here listed, unless you meant VHS, I can’t find a fullscreen dvd release, are you sure?
Driver, The (1978) [European Cut] – 1.33 OM – TV DE
The Man With One Red Shoe – OM 2004 FOX DVD (Widescreen on one side Open Matte Fullscreen on flipside)
Thanks to all (in particular to CroiX-SaN) for the new entries!
Hitman (2007) – 1.78 – HDTV
It should be available on BD in the Unrated version AFAIK
Vacation (2015) 1.78:1 HDTV
Life as We Know It (2010) 1.78:1, HDTV
17 Again (2009) 1.78:1, HDTV
Unknown (2011) 1.78:1, HDTV
Fool’s Gold (2008) 1.78:1, HDTV
The Fast and the Furious (2001) 1.78:1, HDTV
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
Alaska (1996) 1.78:1, HDTV
Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) – 1.78 – HDTV
Evan Almighty (2007) – 1.78 – HDTV
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) – 1.78 – HDTV
Sanctum 2011 BluRay US OM Confirmed
Thanks a lot(in particular to PRiZE)!
List is not available for the moment, will return soon!
xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) – 1.78 – HDTV
Kick Ass 2 (2013) – 1.78 – HDTV
The widescreen laserdisc release of the Dirty Harry collection. The first 4 movies in most home releases have an aspect ratio of 2.40:1. However they have an aspect ratio of 2.20:1 on this laserdisc release. The Dead Pool is not widescreen however, it’s 1.33:1 open matte.
Dirty Harry LD 2.20:1
Magnum Force LD 2.20:1
The Enforcer LD 2.20:1
Sudden Impact LD 2.20:1
The Dead Pool LD 1.33:1
Thanks guys, added!
Seven Pounds (2008) – 1.78 – HDTV
Doom (2005) – 1.78 – HDTV
How long will list unavailable ???
Thanks for the new title!
American Reunion (2012) – 1.78 – HDTV
All Is Lost (2013) – 1.78 – HDTV
Accepted (2006) – 1.78 – HDTV
How long will list unavailable ???
How long will list unavailable ???
The OOP 1999 Anchor Bay DVD of Return to Oz (1985) has a full-screen version of the movie. This version is a combination of 1.33:1 OM (left/right sides cropped) and Pan & Scan shots, with the opening and end title shots in non-anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen. So, it is 1.33:1/1.85:1 VAR.
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