since getting a progressive scan dvd player, i've been revisting some of the older dvd's that came out in 1997 and 1998 to see who they stand up (especially after people are saying HEAT is a good looking disc for something that came out in 1999, something i strongly disagree with). Anyway, last night I watched THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT, the ultimate guilty pleasure. I was amazed at how good this disc SOUNDS, it's probably one of the best discs i've heard in a long time! I was also pleasantly surprised by the image - in fact, if they had dual-layered it, it would have been hard to beat. But i noticed one strange thing - the black bars on my 16:9 tv were much larger on this dvd than any other 2.35:1 dvd's. was this movie shot in a wider apsect ratio? i was even more surprised to see that it was open matte after looking at the pan and scan version. The pan and scan virtually takes NO picture away from the sides, and adds everything to the top and bottom. The widescreen version is of course preferred, but to have detail stand up when cropped to 2.35:1 when shot open-matte is surprising.