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The Trap, Movie, 1959 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • The Baited Trap
  • Die Falle von Tula (Germany)
  • La trampa (Spain)
  • Dans la souricière (France)
  • L'agguato (Italy)

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62imperial US

2011-03-16 08:47

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This came from a VHS tape; had to do some color correction on all images. Still one of my favorite movies.

-- Last edit: 2014-07-25 11:06:50

62imperial US

2011-03-16 09:11

For impdb:
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Cessna T-50 N61115 c/n 6695, formerly USAAF UC-78B 43-32757. Last owner of record Ajax Refrigeration Co., San Bernardino, CA.

It went out with a bang:
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-- Last edit: 2014-07-25 11:15:28

Sandie SX

2011-04-14 03:57

The Trap at IMPDb

62imperial US

2011-04-17 00:44

Here it is before its movie role:

Link to "wap.airliners.net"

62imperial US

2014-07-25 11:05

I found a Blu-ray rip online and was able to get better images; all finished.

62imperial US

2014-07-27 08:06

Odd thing about the Blu-ray: images are wider than the VHS version but more cropped on top. For example:
Blu-ray: [Image: a-25.jpg]
VHS: [Image: cap969b.jpg]

tore-40 NO

2014-07-27 11:25

Why is that odd? Have you forgotten what the TV sets looked like in the VHS era [Image: tv_smiley_14.gif]

Gag Halfrunt UK

2014-07-27 12:35

The point is that the Blu-Ray transfer doesn't show the entire original frame.

The IMDB's technical specifications page for The Trap says that it was filmed in VistaVision, a widescreen process in which 35mm film ran through the camera horizontally. Wikipedia says:
Quote This gave a wider aspect ratio of 1.5:1 versus the conventional 1.37:1 Academy ratio, and a much larger image area. In order to satisfy all theaters with all screen sizes, VistaVision films were shot in such a way that they could be shown in one of three recommended aspect ratios: 1.66:1, 1.85:1 and 2.00:1.

So the television/VHS transfer shows the full height of the original frame but is cropped at the sides, while the Blu-Ray widescreen transfer is wider but crops the top and bottom.

mike962 DE

2014-07-27 12:45

they did this kind of shit with other movies
Link to "www.amazon.com"

Gag Halfrunt UK

2014-07-27 12:56

Yes, that's open matte:
Quote Open matte is a filming technique that involves matting out the top and bottom of the film frame in the movie projector (known as a soft matte) for the widescreen theatrical release and then scanning the film without a matte (at Academy ratio) for a full screen home video release.

mike962 DE

2014-07-27 13:00

they did this with The Driver too even on Blu Ray

you don't see anything wider than on TV print but bootom and top are cut

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