I thought I would take a bit of time and look at what changes had to be made in order to make one of my favorite IMAX movies Joe-Six-Packed for the widescreen set owners. I own a 16x9 and have for over 3 years. I must admit that my first viewing of the Mach II version was in 16x9 mode and not the 4x3 original aspect ratio. After all I have watched the production at least a dozen times so I thought I drop a bit of my beliefs temporarily for the sake of science. During the entire time I couldn’t help but think that things weren't just right. It became obvious that at times there was plenty of screen information missing from the top and bottom of the film. Sometimes I wasn't sure and others I was positive. I decided to then do some screen captures until my DVD Rom drive died. I replaced it today and it appears that it is just as I thought. Some scenes are cropped and others are just zoomed differently, either tighter or looser. Now this is NOT an OAR debate nor will I allow it to become one. This is purely for the sake of discussion on the framing and even maybe why one is better or worse artistically than the other. Here are some grabs... Do you think it was the Director's intent to have this guy's mug looking at the camera?