Yeah can someone please confirm? I don't purchase open matte films any more than I buy pan and scan, with the exceptions of animation, documentaries where often they are filmed on video or are otherwise composed for the full screen, or when it was the directors preference, ie Kubrick. I'm not going to open it until I get a definite answer. If I don't get one I'll have to take the box at its word and return it.
The DVD is definitely 4:3 full frame. I own it. Theatrical presentations were definitely widescreen. I saw one. I am not aware of a widescreen DVD release in any region. I do recall the DVD looking just about right zoomed to 16:9, but it has been a while since I watched it.