I believe there are (at least) a few contributors here that remember how Vistavision looked like "back in the day." Memories play tricks on all of us so I'm not interested in what you remember so much as if it made an impression on you. I would have loved to have seen Vertigo, Rear Window, North by Northwest in Vistavision on the big screen when the prints were freshly minted. I don't expect that anyone can effectively contrast that experience against the DVD releases and the "recovery" efforts on say Rear Window - as how can anyone remember how things really were. I would be interested as to whether it was stunning or just another format among many others competing for attention.