What good is it? Whatever use you put it to. Browse and admire title and logo designs,
check out movies that have completely different titles in different release prints (see
Battle of Britain or The Premature Burial for good examples), check out
the differences in multiple releases of the same title (see Aliens or
Invasion of the Body Snatchers for a good example), check to see
just how "wide" is the widescreen (width/height=aspect ratio... and does it match the sleeve
description?)... use the logo when designing a web page for your favourite movie...include
the title screens in your video database... the possibilities are... well, not endless, but many!
Please note that the aspect ratio shown is merely calculated from the image size and, although
very close to the actual ratio, may not be 100% accurate.
A word about titles that are obviously widescreen captures, yet say "1.33:1": these are
movies that are presented in full-frame (usually VHS sources) but feature their
title screens (and credits) in widescreen.
Also, in some instances, the title screen is transferred at a slightly different ratio than the rest of the film, usually to allow for overscan. When I crop these, I use a frame from the MOVIE as my guide, not a frame from the title sequence. Thus, you will occasionally see instances such as The Quiller Memorandum DVD, where the title screen has a black bar underneath. No, that wasn't a cropping mistake on my part, the title sequence is slightly wider than the rest of the movie. The ratio measurement remains accurate this way. Title screens with all-black backgrounds work similarly - I capture a bright frame from elsewhere, overlay it on the title screen, then crop it to properly match the frame edges.
Please refrain from linking directly to any images on this site, but feel free
to copy anything you wish. However, considering the thousands of hours of work that I've put into this collection, it would be rather nice if you could acknowledge the site or me if you re-use any of these. Don't be like the people at av-geek.com who have taken almost my entire collection and put it up as their own, adding their website address to the corner of each image and giving absolutely zero credit to me, okay? This is what happens when you say "feel free to copy anything you wish" - people take advantage of you. (At least they have some of their own work in there, too.)
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