Paramount and Universal modified screen

Modified Screen: Just the same modified screen used on Trifecta/Universal/DreamWorks/Paramount home video and television releases.

FX/SFX: Same as the Paramount modified screen.

Music/Sounds: Same as the Paramount modified screen.

Availability: Rare. It can be seen on the 1995 VHS of The Pagemaster and full-screen DVDs of Cast Away (also seen on the VHS), The Sound of Music, and Digimon: The Movie.

Scare Factor: Same as the Paramount modified screen.

1994-2006, 2006-present on some DVDs

Modified Screen: We see the words "The following film has been modified from its original version. It has been formatted to fit this screen" on a black background.


  • On BET's print of The Five Heartbeats, the last part of the text reads "...formatted to fit this screen and edited for content."
  • On some fullscreen DVDs such as the fullscreen release of Unfaithful, the screen is in widescreen.

FX/SFX: Just the simple fade in and fade out. Fullscreen DVDs just cut in and out, except for the full-screen DVD of Independence Day.

Cheesy Factor: The widescreen variant is cheaply stretched.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: On all Fox releases during the era (mostly VHS) including Ice Age, Baby's Day Out and Home Alone 3. Strangely, this appears on the 2003 VHSes of Finding Nemo and Shanghai Knights and the 1998 pan-and-scan VHS/Laserdisc of Titanic. Also on some full-screen DVDs of the era (without the fade in and fade out). Strangely enough, this did not appear on some copies of Alien: Resurrection, which instead use the 1997 MGM/UA modified screen.

Scare Factor: None.