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Beware: Misleading Aspect Ratio on Packaging
on December 31, 2009
I recently purchased this 'Alien-Predator Total Destruction Collection' 8-disc DVD set at [...] in London, Ontario. I was very disappointed to discover, AFTER getting home and opening the box, that the 'Predator' disc only contains the film in pan-and-scan/fullscreen (1.33:1) aspect ratio; the set's outer packaging AND the individual slim-case for the 'Predator' disc both state that the film is presented in widescreen (1.85:1) aspect ratio. In other words, the packaging LIES about the set's content. The other 7 films are all in their correct original aspect ratios (OARs), but the packaging clearly states that 'Predator' is also presented in its OAR, when in fact it is NOT. I would not have purchased this set if it had accurately described its contents (I only buy DVDs in their original aspect ratios; I HATE pan-and-scan because it removes 30%-50% of the picture!). This is completely deceptive, inaccurate, and misleading, so do NOT purchase this if you care enough about films to watch and own them in their proper aspect ratios!