First off, allow me to apologise if this has been discussed before. I haven't seen it, but I don't plow through all or even most of the threads. If a mod wants to close the thread and provide a link to a similar topic, that would be fine. OAR is obviously a huge issue here, and of course I agree with all of you. A film should be watched in its proper aspect ratio. Also, if a film was originally black & white, I presume that most of you would be against a colorised version? I am- give me the film that way it was. However, I don't see the same attitude regarding sound. People regularly express the desire to get DVDs with new sound mixes- specifically, DD surround mixes on movies originally released with mono or stereo soundtracks. Is it because film buffs tend to be more concerned with the visual aspect than the audio? Is it because people spend money on surround sound equipment and want to use it? I hope it's not the latter, because it sounds too much like "I paid for a big screen and I want it filled." *shudder* Some DVDs, like Terminator (IIRC), have a DD surround mix only. Isn't that a bit like releasing full screen only?