Why Letterbox is preferred over Fullscreen

A short video explaining why maintaining the original aspect ratio of a film is important.

I’m amazed by how many times people still ask me about the ‘black bars’ when films are shown on TV, or when UK channels like ITV and Five show films cropped from their original aspect ratio.

The above video uses a scene from Die Hard to explain why maintaining the original look of a film is important.

By Ambrose Heron

Editor of FILMdetail