In the forthcoming Bergman MGM Boxset - we showed recently that they have either zoomed in or cropped away about 11.5% from their Persona DVD presentation.
Unfortunately the news is getting even worse. MGM have taken 2 other films from the Boxset - Hour of the Wolf and Shame and cropped them from their original 1.37 ratio to 1.66 making them widescreen... when they are not widescreen films. The original theatrical presentation was NOT Open-matte - these films were made at 1.37:1.
This is how the film should look (taken from French DVD):
This is how MGM is presenting them to Region 1:
Continuously in the film, people's heads are chopped off the top of the screen. An example from Shame is below.
Last time I saw someone frame a picture like this, it was my uncle Des at the family Christmas get-together.
Both DVDBeaver and Masters of Cinema are encouraging individuals, who still can, to cancel their pre-orders.
More of this information is being documented here: