I have noticed from time to time people stating their refusal to buy non-anamorphic DVDs, even if that is the only thing wrong with them, either stating they're waiting for a better version (even though there often isn't a wisp of a rumour such a release might take place) or deciding they will not "fund" such "lack-lustre" releases. A non-anamorphic disc doesn't instantly stamp the images contained with "poor" and "unwatchable" - there are dozens of dreadful anamorphic transfers, and plenty of gorgeous non-anamorphic ones, and of course the same is vice-versa. The same is true of boycotting such releases, hoping the studios will think "well, let's try again with an anamorphic transfer, then it'll sell like crazy". I suspect the reality is "Well, people hate that movie!" But the idea of ruling out the possibility of purchasing a non-anamorphic disc for that one reason has always perplexed me, and I suppose a few others also. I don't wish for anyone to come on here and defend themselves, and I would certainly hope this thread isn't seen as some sort of invitation to do so, but I feel it is a rather peculiar way of purchasing discs nonetheless. What does irritate, however, is when a non-anamorphic disc (The Abyss and other early Fox releases) has entirely anamorphic menus! Talk about rubbing salt into the wound!