Yeah, I work at a video store and I try to convince my customers why widescreen is better but exceptions like this and The Recruit and such make it difficult for me to really win them over without completely lying to them.
tell them this: it’s the format that the director intended for the theater, that is the best one. if a movie was shot in 2.35:1, screened in 2.35:1, then it’s the format you have to get on DVD.
if the movie was shot in super 35 and they made a full screen and a widescreen version, the widescreen is still the format to go, because its the only format that is in the director’s intention and shows the art of the director’s vision, and its also the way it is shown in theater.
to put and end to this thread (maybe):
Tarantino wanted it widescreen (He’d neve make a fullscreen film), they screened it widescreen, and it came to DVD widescreen. if you wanna see more of Bridget Fonda’s sexy ass, then tape the movie from TV, but the widescreen DVD is what you have to get