Congratulations on being the first to view Francis Coppola's remarkable 1982 feature film, One From The Heart in high definition using the revolutionary D-Theater format.
We wanted to tell you about the aspect ratio or "shape" of the film that you are about to view, because it is unusual for a contemporary feature. The film is presented in its original theatrical aspect of 1.33:1. This shape is known a 4:3 or "academy". It is the same screen shape as the great filmed musicals of the 1930s through the early 1950s, and it was the standard framing of all films from the earliest days until the mid '50s, when the various "widescreen" formats replaced the classic 1.33:1.
If you have a 16:9 display device you will see black bars on the sides of the image. This is normal. If your 16:9 display tries to automatically fill the screen width by stretching the image, be sure you check the settings on the monitor to restore the image to its intended and correct 4:3 shape.
The new transfer was supervised be Vittorio Storaro. The transfers were done in 2002 and 2003 at Post Logic, a Hollywood facility that was a pioneer in High Definition mastering. The equipment used was a Cintel C-Reality equipped with an Oliver real time dirt and scratch concealment system. The recording was 1080P 24 to D5 videotape, in the native 4:3 aspect ratio. Over ninety percent of the film was transferred and color corrected from the original camera negative.
We hope that this answers any questions you may have regarding the aspect ratio of One From The Heart.