According to the review at DVDfile, the aspect ratio of the Stage Beauty DVD is 1:85. According to the cover art, it's 1:78 -- I think. The language is rather confusing but that's what it seems to be. However -- I'm positive that when I saw this film in the theater it was 2:35:1 and the IMDB says it was filmed in anamorphic Panavision. So is Stage Beauty another title that's been cut down on DVD to fill the widescreen television screen without bars on the top and bottom? I've been afraid to crack the plastic on my just-arrived Stage Beauty DVD because if it is 1:78, I'm going to be tempted to send it back (plus send an e-mail to Lionsgate). Unless, of course, I'm remembering incorrectly and it was 1:85 in the theater. But I'm quite sure I saw it in 2:35:1.