The original movie is widescreen. My VHS copy is letterboxed and was originally released by CPM. The bars are small, so I suspect an AR of around 1.66:1. CPM's DVD is showing an aspect ratio of 1.33:1. I suspect that they have opened the mattes. I'll know soon enough, since I should be getting a copy in a couple of weeks. The Japanese Laserdisc would have been great to get. Unfortunately, I do not think it is subtitled. Is "Toward the Terra" a true pan and scan or is the AR 1.33:1 with some faux letterboxing done to create an illusion of widescreen? I haven't seen that particular film. I believe "Venus Wars" was letterboxed on the VHS version as well.