Well i was over at her house yesturday & we watched a few movies on video(she does'nt have a dvd player)......though she had the sound on pretty low,that it was no fun watching the films,since we just chatted girlstuff anyway throughout. We watched A Nightmare on Elm Street 4,Halloween 4 & the first hour of Halloween 5. She was in the mood for horror + i have'nt seen either of those films in years except for Elm St 4 since i have the dvd set. Anyway.......widescreen was brought up a few times since i kept saying how i love dvd because of that & tryed telling her why it's good. She saying she hated it & loved the picture filling up the screen(has a 20-25in tv from what i could tell) 7 then said as long as it doesn't bother me,theni don't mind & was the same way on censorship as well. Mentioned how she loves the Friday the 13th series,expecially part 7...so i mention how heavily censored that was & she says. "Oh i never payed attention"!. Then on Halloween 4 the credits were in widescreen. So i mention see this is what 1:85 looks like. Theres not a huge differnece between this & full frame,but it's how it's really supposed to look. She nearly freaked out,saying "oh my god, i never noticed that before..is the whole movie like this? Dammit ect". When the credits where over the movie went to full frame & she calmed down. I said see the bars are going away,lol. then i mentinoed real widescreen asi call it(2:35) & thats what she REALLY hates. Though i could understand why,since she loves alot of movies from the 50's-60's & said how she tryed watching Oceans 11 & Maryln Monroe films ect in widescreen on AMC/TCM & the picture was soooooo small you could barely see anything. I said i understand that because they where shot in wider than widescreen,that the picture shows up to small on just about any screen. So i mentioned howi could never sit through the whole thing of My Fair Lady in widescreen since the picture was microscopic on my 25 in tv. So trying to reason with her i mention most movies even in 2:35(where black bars cover more of the screen) the movies look perfect and can be seen clearly on most tvs(25in ect) especially 70's-todays movies filmed in that ratio. + i said you gain more picture & are not loosing any unless watching it in full frame. So for an expample since she almost got me to watch the first two Halloweens on video in P&S......i have the dvds & OAR only for me on those and other 2:35 movies!! Which is why i asked could we watch 4 & 5 instead,since i have'nt seen them in years. I said "You know that scene in the school where Loomis is talking to that girl & then mentions about the state trooper who's there to escort him out of Haddonfield?" She said "yeah" "Well remember theres alot of noise in that scene & it sounds like there in a geneator room or something? She said "yeah, i always wondered what the hell that was & where they were,but they're just in the hallway" So i said "well i just got the dvd a couple months ago & saw it in WS for the first time & in that scene you can see a janitor in the background waxing the floor,thats where the noise is coming from!" She was suprised and like wow i never knew that. I gotta see this ect. Though still stuck to,well i like the whole screen being filled ect. So i said,well your'e loosing ALOT of picture then. So she said we should get together at my house sometime so i can show her what dvds like + show her a few examples of OAR. So i'm thinking of showing some clips form movies that have both versions on the disc like True Romance & Halloween 1,Blade Runner. Also the Die Hard demo,the Halloween 2 scene i mentinoed & maybe a couple others. The trick is to show movies that they like + have alot of visual info in the shots.Then say,see what your'e missing? Since she didn't really know anything about censorship as well. Maybe go rent Friday the 13th part 7 & tell her where all the cuts are-ie everything! Then also Jason Goes To Hell since its' the only Friday avalble in a R & Unrated version in the US. + She hasn't seen that one yet,so maybe we could watch the unrated version...then just check out a few scenes from the R version to show her how heavily censored it is?